The Streets, Jungle, Cian Ducrot and Ocean Colour Scene have been confirmed as headliners for the brand new Centenary Square Summer Series. Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the outdoor concert series will transform Birmingham’s iconic Centenary Square into a hub of live music, bookended by headline artists from the city. The series features a diverse supporting cast of international & local artists, booked in collaboration with BBC introducing.

Kicking off the series on Friday 23rd August are multi-award-winning and Birmingham raised The Streets. Since their breakthrough in 2002 with the Mercury Prize-nominated Original Pirate Material, front man Mike Skinner has established himself as a prominent voice that resonates with society. Spanning across five albums and one mix tape, Skinner explores the intricacies of everyday life and re-imagines them by cutting commentary from the perspective of an everyman with finesse. With a supporting cast of Billy Nomates, a Leicester-born beacon of brutal truth, and Sanity an Erdington-based rapper and MC, the opening night of the Centenary Square Summer Series features a line-up that promises to set the tone for the entire series.

Hot off the back of their Brit nomination for group of the year, Jungle will bring their forward-facing hybrid of disco, soul and hip hop to headline Saturday night on Centenary Square. Originating as a production duo from Shepherds Bush, their self-titled breakthrough debut album became an instant classic, leading to a Mercury Prize nomination, which they followed with the album For Ever before amplifying their success with Loving In Stereo and new album Volcano. Their extended live band has made them firm festival favourites. Opening proceedings is the highly respected emerging Birmingham-born neo-soul musician, Ella More. The main support for the night comes from Mette, a multi-disciplinary artist born in Minnesota and based in Los Angeles, who has recently featured on Later… with Jools Holland.

Irish singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cian Ducrot will headline on Sunday 25th August. The classically trained Cork native will play songs from his number one debut album Victory including the gold-certified hit All For You. South London’s Talia Mar will bring the pop hits in support of Cian and Holly Rolfe, a Lichfield-raised singer-songwriter who has been hand-picked by BBC Introducing, will open the event.

Closing the series on Bank Holiday Monday are legends Ocean Colour Scene. The Birmingham band will bring hits from their iconic 1996 Brit Pop album Moseley Shoals including The Riverboat Song and The Day We Caught The Train. Famous for live shows with life-affirming sing-a-longs, their set is sure to close the inaugural Centenary Square Summer Series in style. Acclaimed songwriter Lucy Spraggan will support with her humorous and relatable lyrics and local indie pop/rock collective Eighty Eight Miles are scheduled to open proceedings.



Date Artist
Fri 23rd The Streets Billy Nomates Sanity
Sat 24th Jungle Mette Ella More
Sun 25th Cian Ducrot Talia Mar Holly Rolfe
Mon 26th Ocean Colour Scene Lucy Spraggan Eighty Eight Miles

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