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NOTE: These are the times and dates from the PDF brochure on the http://www.gigbeth.com website. The website also lists individual gigs seperately, and some of the times given are different!

I'd suggest you check both, wet your finger, stick it in the air and try and guess which are right.

Friday 24th March

8pm - 10pm Barfly Birmingham MTV2 Brand Spanking New

A very special event promoted by MTV2 - with an amazing line up - see MTV2 for details...

7pm - 10pm South Birmingham College Gigbeth Launch Show

A delectable line-up of fine singer songwriters featuring Colvin Quarmby,Vijay Kishore, Lizzie Parks, Scott Mathews and Chrissy Van Dyke, places are strictly lmited so arrive early to claim yours!

7pm - 10pm OCs L.N.P. Sound and BMA

Fantastic local indie acts including Hey Pablo, Man in Fridge and Sanchez.

Saturday 25th March

noon - 5pm South Birmingham College Gigbeth Advice and Guidance Marketplace

Drop in and find out more about careers in music with advisors from the music industry including the Musicians’ Union, Musicleader.net, Creative Launchpad, Birminghamusic.com and Creative Insight.

2pm - 8pm South Birmingham College Xposion

Presenting 10 of Birmingham’s Finest Emerging Rock Acts. From Indie/Alternative to Hardcore Metal, Xposion will provide an eclectic mix of fine rock music throughout the day in the state of the art, purpose built, music auditorium in SBC.

2pm - 8pm The Kerryman The Nutmeg Club

An eclectic mix of performers supplying everything from spoken-word and un-plugged sets to full bands with attitude.

2pm - 8pm The Dragon Bar in the Sanctuary Birmingham Music Network

Bands from around the region including 35 Seconds, Liner, The Shakedown, The Disappointments, Hobo Excile Hotel and Sleepyhead.

2pm - late The Old Library at the Custard Factory Classics and Jazz

A day of smooth classics, cool blues, foot-tapping jive, gypsy swing and funky jazz from The Brassketeers, John Smith Trio, Dutch Lewis Broad Band, Sennet Brass, Backroom Boys, Chris Gumbley Quartet, Fret and Fiddle and Rabjoy Frisbee. Relax, chill out, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy a drink from the bar or dance the night away.

2pm or 6pm - 9pm The Sanctuary Zoot and Catapult Club

Zoot and the Catapult Club combine for a co-promotion to showcase the best of Birmingham's talent including The Big Bang, The Twang, Misty's Big Adventure, Distophia and Envy & Other Sins. The PDF lists the gig as starting at 6pm. The individual webpage for it says 2pm, as does Zoot Promotions at http://www.myspace.com/zootpromotions I'm going with the 2pm theory.

6pm - 10pm The Barfly Channelfly presents Nizlopi

Stunning local acts Hall Drive and Gemma Quarterman support local chart heroes Nizlopi following their recent No.1 with the JCB Song. This headline gig comes on the eve of the release of Nizlopi’s next single, entitled Girls. Arrive early to ensure you get in to see this amazing live act!

Sunday 26th March

noon - 5pm South Birmingham College Gigbeth Advice and Guidance Marketplace

Drop in and find out more about careers in music with advisors from the music industry including the Musicians’Union, Musicleader.net, Creative Launchpad, Birminghamusic.com and Creative Insight.

2pm - 4pm The Medicine Bar Creative Insight

An exciting and energetic afternoon of music from bands including Lazy J who blend rock stylings and blistering funk grooves and The Fallen, a three-piece from the Birmingham area who have a combined gigging age of over 50 years.

2pm - 8pm OCs The Nutmeg Club

An eclectic mix of performers supplying everything from spoken-word and un-plugged sets to full bands with attitude

6pm - 10pm South Birmingham College Birminghamusic.com

Birminghamusic.com presents a night of music dedicated to a selection of Bhangra. Featuring the Azaard Dhol Group and the multi award winning Dhol Blasters and DCS Bhangra.

6.30pm - 9.30pm The Old Library Higher Level Music

Higher Level Music prsesents the launch of the Star Awards National Gospel Talent Search 2006 with performances from Birmingham’s very own international gospel group Black Voices, The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir and Cie.

8pm - late The Dragon Bar Blaq i presents

Real rap represents the hottest urban music, fresh from the streets of Brum, hip hop and grime performed by the underground's best artists to the young up and comers who are about to make some real noise.

6pm - 9pm The Medicine Bar Emusu.com

The UK’s premier digital download distributors illustrate the rich tapestry of their roster on www.emusu.com. Featuring: The High Society, Talk, Selotape, The Courtesy Group, The JD (Juliana Down).

6pm - late The Barfly Reggae

Rock down to the Barfly for the cream of Birmingham’s Reggae scene in a legendary night hosted by Pato Banton. Featuring Rankin Roger, Neville Staple, Musical Youth, Johnny 2 Bad, Jean Mclean,Yasmin Alexander and Jacko Melody. Nizlopi DCS Bhangra



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