Published on May 20th, 2013 | by Gaelle Finley


Simmer Down Festival 2013

Free family fun day, music and arts festival

‘It’s on your doorstep and it’s the fastest growing festival in Birmingham’
Simmer Down festival is coming around
On 14th July in Handsworth Park, 12.30-7.30pm
Jerk chicken, cultural vibes and sweet reggae sounds alongside an array of local artists, workshops, arts activities and food & craft stalls

Over 8,000 people attended last year. Now into its fourth year the open air music and arts festival returns to the beautiful surroundings of Handsworth Park to celebrate Birmingham’s rich heritage and cultural diversity. Come along and join in …

This year sees a host of live performances with Jamaican reggae star Half Pint headlining. Also playing on the day will be: Stikki Tantafari backed by the Atom Band, Black Symbol/Fatman, Asha B., Jah Elements, Divas of Soul, 1Eye, Xova, Sic!ness & Friends feat. LB Robinson (The Voice), Lee Alexander, Oya Batucada.

There will be a number of workshops taking place, with lots fun activities for all the family, with craft stalls and a range of cultural cuisines showcasing the wealth of talent that exists in our communities.

In the words of Steel Pulse, it’s a “Handsworth Revo- Revo- Revolution!” Don’t miss the best free party of the year.

‘It’s all about peace, love and unity’

Tell your friends, bring a picnic and your family!

For more information visit, or call 0121 333 2444.

Simmer Down performers

Photos : The Drum

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