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Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Gaelle Finley

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SIMMER DOWN IN THE PARK

☆ Simmer Down Festival 2017 ☆
Free Family Music & Arts Festival
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Sun 23 July 2017
12:30 – 7:30
Handsworth Park
Birmingham, B20 2BY
The long awaited Simmer Down Festival returns to the beautiful setting of Handsworth Park. Now in its seventh year, the free open-air event is one of the biggest music and arts festivals in the UK. Celebrating Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity, the festival offers fun for all the family including live performances, arts workshops, participation activities, children and young people’s meadow area, plus information and craft stalls and a belly-busting range of food stalls as well as a licensed bar area.

We are delighted to confirm the internationally acclaimed Jamaica’s supreme reggae ambassador Freddie McGregor as the headline act alongside West Midland’s conscious roots messenger Macka B plus many of Birmingham’s finest artists, musicians and DJ’s – so make sure you’ve down for the best free party of the summer!

CRUCIAL STAGE:
☆ Freddie MCGregor backed by The Big Ship Band ☆
☆ Macka B backed by The Roots Raga Band ☆
☆ Ras Tweed backed by The Friendly Fire Band ☆
☆ Black Voices ☆
☆ Ras King Bobo & Crew☆
☆ Khaliq☆
☆ Motown In Dub☆
☆ Mikey Tuff☆
☆ Robbie Levi☆
☆ Iam Malakhi☆
☆ Christina Adelsi☆
☆ Leesha Mac☆
☆ Tony Roots☆
☆ Ranking☆

SECOND STAGE:
line-up TBC

Simmer Down CIC would like to thank the following:
FUNDERS:
Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council
HEADLINE COORPORATE SPONSOR:
Crucial Sauces
COMMUNITY SPONSORS:
Prostate Cancer UK, The Leon Group
MEDIA PARTNERS:
Newstyle Radio, The Phoenix Newspaper,
ARTS PARTNERS:
Kalaboration, Aspire4U, Aston Performing Arts Acadamy, Perry Barr Arts Forum, Punch Records, ACE Music & Dance, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Opera Company.

Simmer Down information:
Telephone: 0121 296 5235
Email: info@simmerdownfestival.com
Website: www.simmerdownfestival.com

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4 Responses to SIMMER DOWN IN THE PARK

  1. Desmond Alleyne says:

    Who do we contact to be a food vendor next year?

  2. Elona Williams says:

    Hi Michelle – sorry for delay in seeing your question. Simmer Down have a contact number for getting information – 0121 296 5235 – so try that for information about parking.

    best wishes,

    John O’Meara

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi is there anywhere to park tomorrow pls

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