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Hospitality Hot Spots: Birmingham

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Birmingham might be known as The Second City, but there’s no doubt that the crowds at Hospitality Birmingham have been some of the best we have ever seen.

Fred V & Grafix are jumping back on the decks with Hospital’s golden boy Danny Byrd spinnin’ an exclusive jungle set. We have to make the effort if we are coming all the way to Brum, so we thought a never before seen Logistics b2b Etherwood could suffice! Off the back of his killer debut Hospital LP ‘Salvation’, Makoto will be gracing your eardrums with some of the silkiest liquid beats from a back catalogue of tunes from the last 20 years.

Finishing off this killer line up in the Warehouse of Rainbow is Krakota, a man that needs no introduction. Finally, it wouldn’t be Hospitality Birmingham without some huge special guests; let’s not beat around the bush, we’ve pulled out all the stops. Bristol badboy TC brings the D+B knowhow, whilst hype surrounding Critical Sound’s 15th year follows them to Brum, and label boss Kasra is bringing none other than Mefjus & Halogenix for a cheeky bit of deep and murky D+B.

Music aside, we are in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country. Make the most of a trip to the Brummie: start with the tunes, get a slice of munch, and finish with a nice dose of culture. Here’s what’s on offer…

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The Rainbow Venues: This has to be one of my favourite clubs in the country. The crème de la crème of clubs in the midlands, the production team really haven’t held back on creating one of the best atmospheres around. They really don’t hold back on Room Two either, big capacities, big bass and intense lighting will tingle at least three of your senses to the max. There’s no finer place to show off what Hospital have to offer.

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© Photography by Krishan Chauhan for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)

Things to do/places to eat: I’m joining these two together for this blog, as there is only one place you have to get yourself to… the Birmingham Canal Network. You have a plentiful selection of chain and independent eateries, and countless amount of chic or cheaper bars to either pre-drink or attempt a hair of the dog cure the night after. This is the place to be for some bangin’ food to soothe the hangover. Accompany that with a gentle stroll and cheeky bev by the picture-esque canals, it might just be that bit of relaxation you need. If you’re here for the whole weekend, check out the Jekyll & Hyde gin bar for copious amounts of gin-based food and cocktails creations.

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Where to stay: You won’t need to fork out for Taxis if you stay at Birmingham Central Backpacker’s, it’s just an 8-min walk away from Rainbow Venues. It’s also equidistant to the centre so you can save those precious pennies for some bevs in the venue. Plus, there’s a free light breakfast, free tea & coffee and free Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, the rooms aren’t free as well, but for a minimum two-night stay, it’ll only set you back £30-40 if you’re on a budget.

See, what’s not to love. Fully fledged D+B flavours from our dear friends and exalted guests in one of the greatest cites the nation has to offer. Come for the music, stay for the Hospitality.

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Words by Viv Beech

Perks Of The Park: The Cuckoos Nest!

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YOU COULD PLAY AT HOSPITALITY IN THE PARK!

1. Get your ticket

2. Prepare your tunes and load your weapon of choice (USBs or CDs)

3. Come to Hospitality In The Park and find the Cuckoos Nest

4. Step up to the decks and load your tracks

5. Let battle commence!

Sounds like every D+B fans’ dream right? Well we’re bringing that dream to life at Hospitality In The Park. For the first time, we are calling all bedroom DJs venturing to North London, to take yourself away from your routine mixing habitat and jump on the Cuckoo’s Nest stage.

Bring a USB for a killer clash in amateur D+B mastery to see who can get the biggest hype, the most reloads and loudest screams of appreciation. You’d be stupid to not come down and show off your undocumented talents to the masses for battles that could go down in Park history.

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There’s no criteria on what tunes you can spin, but as you will be battling against not just your mates but other D+B heads who are out to win, we’re looking for you to come correct and bring the best of the best! Seeing as this is the festival for the D+B inclined, we know that the standard of tunes will be high. Whilst some challengers will fall, those who do prevail will be covered in glory in front of a dedicated crowd of true music lovers.

Just make sure that you’ve loaded some deadly, high quality tunes and your mixing skills are finely tuned and ready to pack a punch. Let the games begin!

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Words by Viv Beech

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Posted 31st August 2017 in Blog, Features

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