Come celebrate the very best of Birmingham’s independent culture.

Following the previous two (sold out) Independent Birmingham festivals, the first at The Bond Company in Digbeth and the second at the iconic Aston Hall (where upon 2000 people descended on the beautiful heritage site for a fun-filled day of feasting, drinking, shopping local and rocking out to live music on our main stage), we decided you guys needed another ace event in your lives.

Introducing The Independent Birmingham Festival At The Bond.


Having begun life as a website and guide to independent culture in Birmingham, actively encouraging people to explore Brum’s lesser-known aspects and rediscover their city, one hidden gem at a time, Independent Birmingham went on to create the Independent Birmingham Membership Card. The IBcard is now owned by over 18,000 people, acting as a key to the city and entitling cardholders to fantastic year-long discounts and deals at 100 of the very best independents in Birmingham. The website and the Independent Birmingham Membership Card both act to encourage the people of Birmingham to support local, celebrate the unique and to Believe In Birmingham.

Now we’ve teamed up with Birmingham Seasonal Markets for the next step in this revolution of local – The Independent Birmingham Festival At The Bond.



Join us on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March for another great IB festival. If you managed to get tickets to either of the previous sold out events, you’ll know what we’re all about. If it’s your first time, then you can expect a truly spectacular line-up of pop-up restaurants, cocktail bars, street food, craft beer, independent retailers, artists, designers and makers, along with a full programme of live music and entertainment. Our previous two festivals had amazing line-ups, and once again we’ve curated a ridiculously awesome line-up for this event (seriously folks, it’s really is something special). You won’t want to miss it!



Mouth-watering food, delicious cocktails and craft beer, a roster of the finest independent retailers, artists, designers and makers, and local bands rocking out on our main stage – sounds like an incredible event to us. We’ll see you all there.

Note: our last two festivals sold out weeks in advance. Be sure to grab your tickets early to avoid missing out – it really is set to be a special weekend.



The festival will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March (11:30am – 6pm) at The Bond Company (Digbeth), complete with: restaurant pop-ups, street food, cocktails, craft beer, local artists, designers and retailers showcasing the very best of Birmingham’s independent culture throughout the day. There will also be a full programme of live music.

Tickets cost just £10 (early bird: £8) and can be purchased here – children under 12 go free, no ticket required.

For more information about who will be joining us and more, you can visit our events page.

Food/drink line-up so far: Original Patty Men, Zindiya, Low ‘N’ Slow, Loki Wine (with 14 more to be announced soon – as well as our roster of independent retailers for our indoor market hall).

Note: the food/drink/retail line-up will be the same for both days, so you only need to purchase tickets for either day and there will be no weekend tickets available. 



Shop local, celebrate the unique and rediscover your city!

Join over 18,000 Brummies and grab yourself an Independent Birmingham Membership Card. Enjoy fantastic year-long discounts and deals at 100 of the very best independent cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, theatres and shops in Birmingham – including: Digbeth Dining Club, The Electric cinema, Simpsons, The Wilderness, Carters, Lasan, Birmingham Hippodrome, Adam’s, Zindiya, The Meat Shack, Harborne Kitchen, Smultronställe, Bodega Bar Y Cantina, Purnell’s Bistro, Buffalo and Rye, mac Birmingham, Fiesta del Asado, 40 St Paul’s, The Plough, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Lord Clifden, The Jekyll And Hyde, Nosh & Quaff, The Church, Bourne and Co., The Rose Villa Tavern, Cherry Reds, The Prince of Wales, The Loft and many more.

To grab your key to the city for just £15 (or at the amazing price of two for £20), click here.