City of Colours festival puts Birmingham on the international art map



On the 6 September, Digbeth was transformed into the UK’s largest outdoor art galleries with an exciting new addition to Birmingham’s calendar of cultural events – The City of Colours Festival.  

The event, led by the team at Street Art Birmingham, involved a partnership of over 20 expert organisations. 

These included THE BENCH 504, The Custard Factory,, The Rainbow Venues, Alfie Birds,Under The Counter, Seedy Sonics, The Roots Yard, Brum Town Presents and many more.

Over 100 artists from across the UK and wider helped to transform Digbeth including the likes of Inkie, Phlegm, GENT 48, Title, Alex Senna, Jimmy C, Chu, Lisk Bot, Hoakser, Dreph, Snub23, Dan Kitchener ( DANK ),Tempo 33, Tizer, Pref, Andy Council, Dscreet, Dale Grimshaw, Phill Blake, N4T4, G-Anders, Vibes, Epok, Newso 48, Lovepusher, Lucy Mclauchlan, Ink Fetish, AsOne Arts, Jim Vision, 3DOM graffiti, Lost Souls, Color, Mila K, Sepr, Cujo Cussler, Raek, 45RPM, Ragoe, Tml Stars, Golden Boy, Mad Wew.

A celebration of urban art forms, alongside the live painting, will be 5 music stages with Live music, dj’s, b-boy battles, beat boxers, Street Food (Digbeth Dining Club), live illustration battles, market hall, affordable art sale, installations, cinema screenings, spoken word performances & other innovative and engaging visual art forms. Aimed at all ages, graffiti, dance and music workshops took place throughout festival – so that everyone had the chance to get involved.

The event will reflect the vibrancy of its people and its places and the team hope to bring different communities from across the city together as one.


(Front slider shot – 45RPM)