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New 3,500-capacity music venue, Forum, to open in Birmingham

The building was formally The Ballroom

A new music venue will open its doors in Birmingham this year.

Housed in a building formerly home to the city's Birmingham Ballroom and Birmingham Academy, the newly renovated, multi-faceted 3,500-capacity Forum — a venue designed with DJs and live electronic acts in mind — is getting ready to open for summer.

Promoters already confirmed to host events include AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, Kilimanjaro Live and Cream, with local Birmingham promoters Leftfoot, Shadow City and Foliée also planning to host events at the new Forum. Tom Ranger, who has worked with the likes of Oval Space, The Pickle Factory, Percolate Live and Dreamland Margate, has been named the Head of Events & Programming.

Speaking about the new venue, Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association, said: “The club scene is a huge part of British culture and heritage spanning decades. We need to preserve it so that future generations can share the experience and pursue careers and opportunities within this sector for years to come.

"At the moment our clubs are fighting to survive during the pandemic so it’s really inspirational that Forum Birmingham will reopen saving a cultural institution in the city and giving the local industry a much needed shot of confidence.” 

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