Birmingham Live News Article

Popular Birmingham festival postponed until 2024 - 'to proceed with the event would be financially irresponsible' Birmingham Live Coloumn Click here to go to the article. Simmer Down Festival has announced that it will be postponing this year’s event in Birmingham. The annual event in Handsworth celebrates the city’s cultural diversity [...]

This Year’s Festival Cancelled

"All ticket holders will be refunded in due course. You do not have to take any action; this will be an automated refund process." Simmer Down Festival 2023 Cancelled Dear Valued Simmer Down Supporter, With deep regret and the heaviest of heart, we sincerely apologise and announce that #SIMMERDOWNFEST2023 postponed. Our [...]

A Great Achievement

"All our artists were incredible, with our headliners Heatwave and Aswad attracting huge crowds." A Great Achievement Here’s what our Operations Director, Alex, had to say: ‘It was a sunny day in Handsworth on Sunday 22nd August 2021, the day started at 5am, the arduous task of setting up the food [...]

Simmer Down 2021 Success

Simmer Down Festival 2021 a Huge Success Thank You From the whole team at Simmer Down Festival, we wanted to send a huge thank you for all those who made this year’s festival a success- from traders, to volunteers, to each and every audience member who attended. After a very difficult [...]

Newsletter July 2021

Please Join Us After months of planning, securing artists, suppliers and putting in place additional health and safety measures to meet the Safety Advisory Group conditions, the Government’s decision to extend Covid-19 lockdown restrictions to 19th July meant that our festival date of 18th July fell within the restriction guidelines. However, […]

Newsletter May 2021

Simmer Down Arts Newsletter May 2021 Simmer Down Lounges Over the past few months, Simmer Down has created two free livestreams in our Lock-Down Lounge series. Motown in Dub was a spectacular live show featuring some of Birmingham’s finest vocalists and stellar musicians. It blended classic Motown hits with upbeat Roots [...]