Sadly, it’s fairly rare for really exciting things to happen in Birmingham (UK), despite it being the country’s second city. However, we are in for a real treat this weekend with Swingamajig. Have a look at the press release below and make sure you get yourself along for something that promises to be very special.
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, and boy has Swingamajg got it. Fast becoming the UK’s most unique and most joyous festival, Swingamajig is back bigger, better and barmier than ever before.
Swingamajig is the UK’s first one-day urban festival dedicated to Electro Swing, Gypsy Folk, and vintage mayhem. Nowhere else offers such a harmonious culture clash of vintage and urban delights. It mixes the decadence of 1920s glamour with the urban set beneath the giant railway arches of Digbeth’s Rainbow venues complex. There are ten different spaces to choose some, some outside some in, including a circus big top and shelter beneath the arches, there are a plethora of exciting spaces to explore throughout the festival.
It truly is a show like no other, with its 10 spaces showcasing everything from international touring bands and DJs, to swing dance classes, circus tricks, magic, rockabilly, walkabout and more. Swingamajig brings together the best in vintage inspired culture that Europe has to offer.
The eclectic line up covers everything from electronic beats, to Balkan folk, gypsy punk, big band swing, world, global beats and rockabilly/rock n roll, there really is something for everyone. Headlining are festival heavyweights Balkan Beat Box, pioneers of their genre, and they will be joined by two Birmingham bands who have enjoyed international success and fantastic shows at Glastonbury festival, Electric Swing Circus and the Destroyers.
Swingamajig isn’t just about the music though, it’s the atmosphere, the hustle and bustle, the fabulous selection of street food, craft beers, cocktails, intricate and interesting decor, theming and projection mapping, walkabout performances, hidden games, activities and secret performances, Swingamajig is a truly immersive experience, like wandering in through the rabbit hole or the wardrobe doors into another world.
What really makes Swingamajig that extra bit special is the people, a real mix with new 18 year olds dancing arm in arm with people well into their 60s and beyond, all dressed up in vintage clothes, the atmosphere is both friendly and electric. With 5,000 revellers expected this year this is going to be one hell of a party.
Swingamajig is set to be the most exciting vintage inspired day out you could possibly imagine.
Follow us into the world of Swingamajig, for next time you’ll surely be leading the way.
Bank Holiday Sunday 1st May 2pm-6am, The Rainbow Venues, Digbeth