Birmingham Rocks Festival

Our students get the chance to work on some fantastic projects – the Birmingham Rocks Festival is just one of them.

'Gigster Promotions UK Limited' teams up with students from the School of Digital Media Technology, and other related courses around the University, to help deliver this very special music festival, celebrating the very best unsigned artists in the UK.

As well as managing the event and working alongside the promoter to ensure smooth running on the day, our students set up and operate complex lighting and PA systems to ensure excellent quality sound and visuals for both artists and audience. They also operate a multi camera setup that is mixed live with the audio, and is streamed around the University and on the internet

Learning and deploying key skills like these in a fast moving, technical industry is what makes our Sound Engineering and Production students employable.

How our students became part of Birmingham Rocks

On Saturday 15 November Gigster Promotions UK Limited delivered the third Birmingham Rocks Festival, with a little help from our students. The festival celebrated the very best unsigned artists in the UK and featured new artists, new sounds and some breakthrough music.

Birmingham Rocks took place at The Parkside Building in our City Centre Campus

Listen to some tracks now!

Meet the bands

Artists playing Gigster Promotions UK Birmingham Rocks Festival included a number of local bands:

  • Lightfire from Cannock

  • Brains for Breakfast from Walsall

  • Speaking in Shadows from Nuneaton

  • Vault of Eagles from Kidderminster

  • The Rooz from Telford

Joining them were Go Lazarus, Inego Manchester, Fiction Lies, Glass Giants, Jessica Rhodes, Guy Jones, Mike Mentz, BIG ZERO, Andrew Leigh Sean Evans, Dan Renton Salt, Alex Gregory, Kerry Smyth.

Watch the performance