Independent Venue Week spotlight: Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Delve into this special venue spotlight on one of Birmingham's oldest public houses turned go-to destination for live music, the Hare and Hounds
Last updated: 19th Jan 2023
Devoted gig-going musos living within the vicinity of this pearl of a music venue are some of the best-fed fans in the UK. The Hare and Hounds, a Grade II listed building situated in the Kings Heath suburb of Birmingham, first opened its doors to Brummies back in 1820. Standing basically unchanged since 1907, it now plays a vital role in bringing live entertainment and a wealth of music icons to The Midlands, cementing its cause as a fully-fledged independent music space back in 2007.
Boasting a seriously impressive programme of live shows each and every year, it's now regarded as one of the finest grassroots music venues in the UK and continues to this day to serve its local community with performances from well-known names. Alluring a mixture of burgeoning stars and critically acclaimed acts over the past 16 years, the stage of the intimate venue space has been graced by the likes of Slowthai, Norman Jay MBE, Nightmares On Wax, Basement Jaxx, Mount Kimbie, The Orielles, Dream Wife, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and local reggae heroes UB40, who played their first-ever show at the then public house back in 1979.
Recognised for the important role it plays in fostering local talent and supporting Birmingham's vibrant music scene, the Independent Venue Week team have named the Hare and Hounds as one of 300 other live music spaces being celebrated over this year's week-long event. Marking the endorsement accordingly, the venues team have worked closely with local promoters to arrange 2 exciting live shows to coincide with Independent Venue Week 2023.
Performing live on Tuesday 31st January and Wednesday 1st February, Bristol-based producer, vocalist and DJ, Grove will supply her customary hypnotic club vibes whilst Iraqi-born hip-hop talent, Lowkey brings his storytelling gift to audiences on the night.
Tickets for both shows are now on sale and can be purchased below...
Grove (Independent Venue Week 2023) - Tuesday 31st January 2023
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