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Birmingham is becoming known as a city filled with a variety of live music venues offering intimate acoustic sets, wild indie rock nights or funky electronic beats. For those who enjoy taking a step back in time, ‘The Night Owl’ with its vintage interior and northern soul vibe is the place to go. Known as the only bar dedicated to Motown and northern soul, the unique venue is perfect to dance the night away whilst reversing the clock.

O2 Institute

A large music venue guaranteed to provide big names in the industry is the ‘02 Institute’ that holds regular club nights, as well as showcasing touring musicians. With Victorian décor and a sound system that packs a punch be ready for a loud night! Previous names to grace the stage include The Foals and Rita Ora.

Sunflower Lounge

If a live music bar is more appealing then head to ‘The Sunflower Lounge’, resembling an old school dive bar in New York from the punk era it is the perfect place to catch local bands exhibiting their talent. In their early career Peace and Royal Blood rocked out here!

O2 Institute Gigs

18/07/2020 - Ann Wilson of Heart
01/08/2020 - Zack Knight
25/08/2020 - Cigarettes After Sex
27/08/2020 - Set It Off
27/08/2020 - Highly Suspect
28/08/2020 - New Hope Club
03/09/2020 - Gza - 25th Anniversary of Liquid Swords
05/09/2020 - The Chameleons
09/09/2020 - DigDat
11/09/2020 - As Everything Unfolds & I Cried Wolf
19/09/2020 - Stonebwoy
23/09/2020 - Rina Sawayama
25/09/2020 - Blancmange
26/09/2020 - The Subways - Young for Eternity
26/09/2020 - Baxter Dury
29/09/2020 - De La Soul
08/10/2020 - Submotion Orchestra
17/10/2020 - Dutty Moonshine Big Band
17/10/2020 - Geko
18/10/2020 - Grace Carter

Sunflower Lounge Gigs

17/09/2020 - Cassels
28/09/2020 - Humanist
23/10/2020 - Summer Camp
16/11/2020 - Dancing On Tables
19/11/2020 - The Manatees
28/11/2020 - Another Sky
26/01/2021 - Trunky Juno
29/01/2021 - Man of Moon
03/02/2021 - The Covasettes
06/03/2021 - Koyo
08/04/2021 - Some Sprouts
31/05/2021 - Brooke Bentham