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Preview: The Independent Birmingham Festival
Food&Drink's Harriet Laban has all the details for Digbeth's antics this weekend at The Independent Birmingham's Festival
“The event promises to deliver classic burgers from Original Patty Men, ever-popular halloumi fries courtesy of Street Chef, and even a taste of holidays to come from El Borracho de Oro’s tapas selection
Having sold out entirely in previous years, the festival returns to Digbeth’s event space The Bond, which brings with it some serious industrial vibes. Previously a Victorian warehouse, the exposed brick facades will lend an enviable edge to your Instagram snaps of the festival. The wharf-side location adds the charm of al fresco relaxation, transporting you away from exam-related anxieties. Accessibility is no issue, as The Bond is just a short walk from all of Birmingham’s major stations.
This is the festival to discover gourmet sensations, with everything from street food to pop-up restaurants. The event promises to deliver classic burgers from Original Patty Men, ever-popular halloumi fries courtesy of Street Chef, and even a taste of holidays to come from El Borracho de Oro’s tapas selection. Veggies and vegans, do not fear – there is plenty to satisfy you too. Ba-Ha are on hand to provide a variety of delicious alternatives, amongst many others. To ease digestion of all the delicious plates, there will be a selection of drinks, such as Clink Beer’s craft ales, and for a more refined taste Jekyll and Hyde are providing their gin cocktails all weekend.
“The Independent Birmingham Festival will be running from 11:30am-6pm on Saturday 18th- Sunday 19th of May
Independent Birmingham Festival is the ultimate way to cram in any Birmingham bucket list activities, particularly before graduation or heading off on a year abroad, or as a killer revision break! It’s also perfect if you’ve only just arrived in the city, for a tasty introduction to the city’s cultural scene. Tickets are selling like hot cakes at only £8-10 (under 12s go free) so grab them while you can! The Independent Birmingham Festival will be running from 11:30am-6pm on Saturday 18th- Sunday 19th of May.
Get your tickets here.