Metropolis Music has today announced the inaugural Centenary Square Summer Series – a four-day 4,999 capacity festival series in the heart of Birmingham.

Taking place across the August Bank Holiday weekend – August 23-26th – the series will transform the iconic Centenary Square into a vibrant concert venue featuring world-class artists.

Mirroring the fan-loved format of the Summer Series at London’s Somerset House and The Piece Hall in Halifax, Yorkshire, Centenary Square Summer Series will be programmed by Metropolis Music and produced in partnership with Cuffe and Taylor.

With ambitions to be one of the greenest events on the summer calendar, the series will be powered solely by the national grid and be single use plastic free.

Artist announcement is scheduled for Friday 1st March 10am. Interested customers can register for exclusive early access to festival tickets at

Dan Roberts, Series Programmer, Metropolis Music, said: "Birmingham and the people of the West Midlands deserve a flagship summer festival series. In that spirit, we are excited to announce the inaugural Centenary Square Summer Series. Thanks to everyone at Birmingham City Council, B:Music, friends and residents around the square for supporting this concept. Bookings are complete; we’ve got some amazing artists lined up for you, more news soon.”

Cllr Saima Suleman, Cabinet Member for Digital, Culture, Heritage and Tourism, said: "The Centenary Square Summer Series will offer Birmingham residents and visitors the opportunity to see high-profile bands and musicians in the heart of the city centre next summer. The city council alongside B:Music and key stakeholders around Centenary Square have supported Metropolis Music to develop this event which we hope will grow to be a key annual event in Birmingham.

More announcements to follow.