Colors: Red Color

The Commonwealth Games might be over but, like the Raging  Bull, which remains in Centenary Square until the end of September, the Birmingham 2022 Festival continues to showcase homegrown creativity for, with and by people from the West Midlands.

Birmingham 2022 Festival Executive Producer Raidene Carter said: “The Games' spectacular opening and closing ceremonies have boldly shown the world our rich cultural heritage and proved that creativity and talent is thriving in the West Midlands.

Aston Merrygold is set to embark upon a UK headline tour this October. The 3AM Tour will see Aston taking his arena-sized talents to club venues around the country after performing in front of over 350,000 people during JLS’s hugely successful reunion tour. The Aston Merrygold live experience sees him mix solo favourite such as ‘Get Stupid’, ‘Trudy’, ‘I Ain’t Missing You’,  latest track ‘How Many Times’ and just maybe the occasional throwback to JLS.  

Alice D’s latest single ‘Passion’ continued the London artist’s skybound ascent, adding praise from Wonderland and FAULT plus a BBC Introducing Spotlight Artist feature to previous airplay from 1Xtra. Now the singer-songwriter’s rise continues as she shares the new single ‘Nervous’, together with its official video. Both songs will feature on her upcoming ‘Into The Light’EP, which follows on 15th September.