Swingamajig Festival

may, 2016

01may12:00 am02(may 2)12:00 amSwingamajig FestivalSwingamajig festival12:00 am - 12:00 am (2)


Event Details

Swingamajig is the best vintage inspired party you can imagine! Music, dance, cabaret, walkabout, art installations, street food, performance and over 4000 of the UK’s best dressed ladies and gents! Set in the heart of Birmingham in the shadow of the giant brickwork railway arches and a big top circus tent, its 6 stages bring together some of the best acts from the UK, Europe and World.

Featuring a massive program of music and performance and headlined by international festival heavyweights Balkan Beatbox, blending Balkan brass with earth shattering bass, hip hop and dub electronics to exhilarating effect.

What’s on where?
The Big Top Main Stage – A huge stage with everything from a 20s big band to international touring headliners
The Ragtime Records Stage – Where stunning visuals and projection mapping meets electronic beats, hosted by Birmingham’s own Ragtime Records
The Arch Stage – Our second stage, keeping it live all day with everything from rock n roll to Afrobeat.
The Cabaret Stage – Showcasing some of the very best in Dance, Circus, Burlesque and Magic
The Vintage Rooftop Terrace – Sit down and relax with live swing/jazz/blues/soul and take in the city skyline
The Black Box – Our second DJ space, a brand new venue within the Warehouse complex
Swing Dance @ the Night Owl – Free Swing dance classes for beginners as well as bands and DJs to practice your moves to on a sprung dance floor. Calling all Lindy Hoppers – this is the place for you!

It’s not just about the entertainment though, Swingamjig is as much about your participation! There are interactive games for you to join in; site wide challenges; and, of course, swing dance classes on the day – in a dedicated space for dancing – where you can lindy hop, jive, rock’n’roll and more! It is a foodies’ delight too, with locally sourced delicious street food you can wash down with craft beers and cocktails, while taking in the Birmingham skyline on our vintage roof terrace.

Seeing is believing so check out the photos from our previous shows; crowds of people all dressed up to party like its 1929, having what can only be described as the ultimate vintage inspired day out.

Music line up (Live bands + DJS)
Balkan Beat Box Electric Swing Circus The Destroyers JFB The Tootsie Rollers Father Funk Aries SWINGROWERS C@ in the h@ STENCHMANJack Rabbit Slim Tankus the Henge K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade The After Hours Quintet – Roaring 20’s Jazz Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra The Carny Villains Jamie Berry Phibes RUMPSTEPPERS Barbarella’s Bang Bang Phat Sam Bass6 Jenova Collective CATJAM The Chicken BrothersThe Rin Tins Gypsies of Bohemia Tallulah Goodtimes Manushka Café Manouche TROY SAVOY Mack The Producer – music Madame BarducciPunch The Sky Weatherstorms Samantha Lindo Dark Circus

Kitty Bang Bang Rubyyy Jones Eliza DeLite Peggy de Lune Equador the wizard

Jon Udry Diego Spanò as Charlie Chaplin, Dr Andrew Szydlo Hoopligans, Equador the wizard, Those Two Magicians and more TBA

Contempory/Swing Dance
Officiel Salah streetdancer(France) Markus Rosendal(Sweden) Mo Sakan(Japan) Sep Vermeersch(Belgium) Alexia Legoueix(France) Rob & Tina (Swing Dance Leeds) Martyn and Suzanne (The Swing Era) The DanceXchange performance group, Corey Baker Dance

Also we are running a day of Swing Dance classes and a social dance with a big band in the evening the day before the festival April 30th. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/837695953012185/

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £30 with discounts available for earlybirds

Ladies and gentlemen, hold on to your hats, the Circus is coming to town!


1 (Sunday) 12:00 am - 2 (Monday) 12:00 am


The NightOwl Club & Bar

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