Organisers Reveal Expansion of This Year’s Kings Heath Street Festival
Kings Heath BID (Business Improvement District) are pleased to reveal that this year’s Kings Heath Street Fest, taking place on Sunday 11 September 2016, will be extended to also include Silver Street and Kings Heath Village Square.
The popular annual event will see York Road, Heathfield Road, Silver Street and Kings Heath Village Square brought to life for a free day of community fun, with live music across three stages, market stalls, street food and family activities.
Now in it’s third year, organisers plan to make this year’s Kings Heath Street Fest even bigger and better than before, having previously only encompassed York Road and Heathfield Road, with an estimated 8,000 people attending last year’s event and even more expected to turn out this year.
As part of the festival expansion, Kings Heath Village Square will become a dedicated children’s area, with free fun for the whole family taking place throughout the day. Amongst the activities and entertainment lined up, Birmingham Rock School will be offering free music lessons for the little ones, with students and teachers performing a family friendly mix of classic hit songs, and a performance by Birmingham Rock School Choir at 3pm.
Local music venues, Hare and Hounds and Kitchen Garden Café, will programme two additional stages of live music on York Road and Heathfield Road, with a line-up of Birmingham’s finest local artists taking to the stage. Performances will come from Major Toms, Rhino and the Ranters, Boston Brass, and Swampmeat Family Band, Dirty Old Folkers, Hatstand, and Alice Dillon, plus more to be announced.
This year’s Kings Heath Street Fest will also see Silver Street transformed into a funfair extravaganza area, with a whole host of traditional fairground rides, bouncy castles, electric go-karts, and a big wheel, keeping the children entertained throughout the day.
As always, both York Road and Heathfield Road will be lined with BID business market stalls showcasing Kings Heath’s thriving retail scene, including vintage sweet shop I Had One Of Those, designer eyewear specialist Spectacle Emporium, and children’s toy retailer Togademus, to name a few. Local traders from across Birmingham will also be offering a selection of quality local produce, handmade crafts and artwork, such as Funny Brummie Pictures, Bournville Bread Basket, and Penny Farthings Crafts.
In addition, a selection of Birmingham’s best street food vendors and pop-up eateries will be serving up a street food feast on the day, with several local bars providing cocktails, craft beers, and wines.
Town Centre Manager, Martin Mullaney, said:
“With only a few weeks to go until Kings Heath Street Fest, we’re really excited to reveal the news that this year’s festival will be even bigger than ever before! The festival expansion will mean that we can cram even more fun into the day, and we’ve got lots more exciting announcements coming up, so stay tuned! It’s going to be an unmissable day and everyone is invited to come along and join the party!”
Kings Heath Street Fest 2016 will take place from 11am-8pm on Sunday 11 September 2016, on York Road, Heathfield Road, Silver Street and Kings Heath Village Square.
For more information, please visit the Kings Heath Street Fest event page here.
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