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Breakin' at the Bullring

HIP-HOP FESTIVAL: B-SIDE Breakin’ Bullring & Grand Central will feature a host of DJs, dance and rap battles and live performances

THE DIRECTOR of community engagement and festivals at Birmingham Hippodrome has declared B-SIDE as "fast becoming the UK’s number one Hip-Hop festival".

As part of this year’s B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival (kicking off tomorrow, May 3) Birmingham Hippodrome and festival partner Break Mission are bringing a taster of the yearly festival to the Bullring & Grand Central on May 4.

B-SIDE Breakin’ Bullring & Grand Central will feature a host of DJs, dance and rap battles and live performances throughout the day, entertaining thousands of visitors.

Having hosted the event in 2018 Danielle Bozward, Marketing Manager for the shopping destination, commented: “We’re excited to be bringing back B-Side to the centre this May following the success of last year’s event. It promises to be a fun-packed Bank Holiday weekend with something for everybody.”

This Monday (May 6), the festival returns with Fun DMC, a Hip-Hop inspired block party for kids and parents.

The Festival is a free annual celebration of Hip-Hop culture featuring home-grown talent and international artists, attracting a worldwide audience of all ages.

This year’s attractions include live Graffiti on the streets that surround the theatre, dance workshops for all ages and of all abilities and for the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans out there, a Hip-Hop and the Infinity Gauntlet talk and a mini comic convention.

The festival opens during May Bank Holiday Weekend with a Hit the Ode and B-SIDE and R.A.P Party special. Poetry and music night will showcase some amazing spoken word artists and Hip-Hop DJs.

Graham Callister, Director of Community Engagement and Festivals at Birmingham Hippodrome, commented: “B-SIDE is fast becoming the UK’s number one Hip-Hop festival for international and national artists alongside the amazing talents we have in the city.

“This year we have extended the festival even further to include Bullring & Grand Central and Digbeth. Come down to any of our events with the family and to see something different at Birmingham Hippodrome and our other locations.”

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