The Independent Birmingham Festival

  • 72 reviews
  • The Bond


  • Festival, Food & Drink and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £5.00 - £8.00
  • Digbeth
  • All ages welcome (under 12's can enter the event free of charge, no ticket is required)
  • Sat, 13th May 2017 @ 12:00 - 18:00
  • 12:00 - 18:00

That’s right folks, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for - The Independent Birmingham Festival.

On Saturday 13th May (12pm - 6pm), the Independent Birmingham Festival will be taking place at The Bond Company, Digbeth, showcasing the very best of Birmingham’s independent restaurants, bars, pubs, street food traders, retailers, artists, designers, musicians, makers and more in a day-long celebration of all that is great about our city.

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, Independent Birmingham then went on to create the Independent Birmingham Membership Card. The IBcard is now owned by over 15,000 people, acting as a key to the city and entitling cardholders to fantastic discounts and deals at over 95 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're teaming up with the brilliant Birmingham Seasonal Markets for the next step in this revolution of local - The Independent Birmingham Festival.

So, what’s so special about The Independent Birmingham Festival then? Glad you asked. To differentiate this event from others, we’ve curated a line-up of high-end independent restaurant pop-ups, alongside having the best bars in Brum shaking up the drinks and multi award-winning street food vendors serving up tasty grub. What’s more, the finest coffee in Birmingham will also be available to sip as you peruse the indoor market hall packed with the best independent retailers, artists, designers and makers to be found in our city.

In addition to incredible food and drink from the very best independent restaurants, street food traders and bars in Brum, there will also be a programme of live music (among other things) taking place throughout the day so as to keep you all entertained whilst stuffing your faces on some of the very best grub in Brum and sipping on cocktails and craft beer.

The festival will take place between 12pm - 6pm at The Bond, with restaurant pop-ups, street food, cocktails, craft beer, local artists, designers and retailers showcasing why Birmingham is so great.

Tickets cost just £8 (children under 12 go free).

Keep a look out on both our Facebook and Twitter pages to find out which of Brum’s brilliant independents will be joining us for this celebration of local and what you can expect on the day.

Note: You do not need an Independent Birmingham Membership Card to attend this event.




Ticket Event time Cost
Early Bird Ticket
Entry to The Independent Birmingham Festival, 13th May
12:00 - 18:00 £5.00
Standard Ticket
Entry to The Independent Birmingham Festival, 13th May
12:00 - 18:00 £8.00



180-182, Fazeley Street, B5 5SE




Seasonal Markets



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