This Weekend: Summer in Southside

Bring your family and friends to a free festival organised by Birmingham Hippodrome this August Bank Holiday for a taste of what Southside has to offer!

An entertaining jamboree of spectacular street performance returns to Hippodrome Square and Arcadian this summer. Comedic performances will line the streets with a range of high quality circus, dance and street theatre to delight and surprise. Presented by Birmingham Hippodrome and FREE to all – Southside will be an ideal location for those in search of fun and food!

We’re delighted to announce that Birmingham Promoters will be curating a line up of acoustic acts at the Arcadian Stage Saturday 2pm – 6pm, so come on down!

Times for the acts are as follows:
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Alexandra Jayne
2:40pm – 3:10pm – The Beau Jangles
3:20pm – 3:50pm – Eagle Empire
4:10pm – 4:40pm – Ed Geater
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Kioko

You can find out more about the fantastic acts playing Summer In Southside below


Kioko are a group of multicultural musicians who have embarked on a journey to bring people their own brand of soulful pop heavily influenced by dub, reggae and ska.

Having performed with award-winning rapper Tinie Tempahand ska legends The Specials, Kioko have a wealth of performance experience and are set to win over audiences old and new with an upcoming nationwide tour and a brand new EP.

Kioko Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter 



Listen to ‘Deadly Roots’ below:


Birmingham born Ed Geater is a solo musician with a unique style. Using a loop pedal he creates songs that feature vocals, acoustic guitar and beatboxing. His multi-layered compositions feature beat driven soundscapes while still retaining moments of stripped down guitar and vocals. The amalgamation of these things creates a modern sound that still contains elements of the traditional singer-songwriter aesthetic.

Ed Geater Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter




Listen to ‘Scatter’ below:


Singer/Songwriter Luke Davies a.k.a Eagle Empireuses his ability to beat-box to create layered percussions and harmonies using his Boss RC-30 loop station. Adding his great technical ability on the guitar and a soulful tone to his voice, Eagle Empire can really capture people’s imagination and bring something fresh to the singer/songwriter genre.

Eagle Empire Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter 




Listen to ‘Fingertips’ below:


The Beau Jangles are a two piece gypsy jazz / western swing outfit from Birmingham. Comprising James Eastope on guitar and Robin Sidwell on Dobro, their style takes in a range of influences, from Django Reinhardt through to the Hot Club of Cowtown and beyond.






Watch the The Beau Jangles perform ‘Douce Ambience’ below:


22 year old Alexandra Jayne recently supported James Blunt’s ‘Moon Landing’ tour at the Barclaycard Arena, formerly known as the NIA. Classically trained, Alexandra’s acoustic style & strong soulful voice has led to comparisons with Joan Baez.

During her time at Liverpool University she became the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting champion whilst performing at venues & festivals across the city. She has performed live on BBC Radio and is a regular on BBC Shropshire Introducing.

Alexandra Jayne Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Troubadour’ below: