Forum Birmingham is giving away 1000 free tickets to NHS and hospitality workers for the club’s opening party on Friday 3rd September. 

The Midlands space has a full capacity of 3,500 and will offer a further 1,000 free entry spots to mailing list subscribers. 1000 free drinks will also be given away on the night in a partnership with Coors. All remaining tickets will cost £15. 

The Streets’ Mike Skinner headlines the event, with Barely Legal, Erol Alkan, Hammer, Oneman, 24-hour Garage Girls’ Shosh, Theo Kottis, and Yung Singh also down to play. The address was previously known as The Ballroom and is one of a number of new venues opening as England tentatively emerges from COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions

Following the first night, Forum Birmingham will host artists including Bicep, India Jordan, Honey Dijon, and more during its inaugural series of events. In June, a new documentary focused on the Birmingham grime scene was released on Amazon Prime and Amazon Music, produced by Roony ‘Risky Roadz’ Keefe, an acclaimed documentarian responsible for charting the rise of the genre since its inception.