New 3,500 capacity venue to open in Birmingham this summer

The space's previous owners have hosted some legendary artists

An all new party hotspot is set to open in the West Midlands city of Birmingham early this summer. The new venue called Forum Birmingham will boast a large capacity space of 3,500 and has promised a programme of world class DJs and performers, with the first line-up announcements set to drop at the end of April. Whilst no names have been unveiled as of yet, the event roster is said to feature some of the top acts and rising local talent from across the electronic music spectrum.

The new venue will be located in a storied building that carries plenty of history and memorable moments from over the years. Previously operating under the names of The Ballroom, Top Rank Suite, The Hummingbird and the Carling Academy Birmingham. Over the years the space has hosted many legendary artists including Bob Marley and The Wailers, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse and The Beastie Boys.

The club was formerly known as The Hummingbird

After laying dormant for a decade, Global Venues has taken over the space, with the company carrying out a full renovation. The re-design will include a wooden sprung dance floor and a thumping d&b audiotechnik sound system. Working alongside them are DMX Productions, who will be in charge of the club’s visuals and immersive lighting displays, having previously worked for festivals such as Glastonbury and Global Gathering.

Forum hopes to open its doors when lockdown eases on 21st June. Speaking about the new venture, Brian Chauhan of Global Venues has said:

“Prior to the pandemic, a quarter of a million people in the West Midlands worked in the culture, media and night time industries and the relaunch of this historic venue in Birmingham will help to refuel this damaged part of our local economy. We’re also extremely passionate about preserving Birmingham’s musical heritage and our work culminates with Forum Birmingham.”

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