The B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival returns for a ninth year of showcasing the very best Hip-Hop talent from across the world of the genre including Breakin’, Graffiti, DJing and MCing.

The four-day festival will take place across Birmingham Hippodrome, Southside and Bullring & Grand Central. Chris Sudworth, Creative Director at Birmingham Hippodrome said: “We’re excited by the line-up for B-SIDE 2024, across the elements of Hip-Hop.

“Once again Hip Hop has taken over the block in and around the Hippodrome, with the finals at Bullring tomorrow (Sunday June 9) to close the weekend. In addition to fantastic free content from firm favourites Break Mission, Queer-Side, Afroflux and High Vis Festival, there’s the addition of the Edinburgh hit Hip-Hop theatre piece TONES to the mix in the Patrick Studio, adding another layer to this vibrant and vital city festival.”

The festival kicked off with a ‘Young Community Takeover’ event, which focused on unlocking young people’s creativity through Hip Hop workshops, as well as a showing of Gerel Falconer’s production, TONES which also takes place today, alongside an advanced & intermediate level dance workshop programme.

Today (Saturday 8 June) the festival explodes onto the streets of Southside and inside Birmingham Hippodrome with dance competition qualifiers, a music block party hosted by pioneering record label Street Sounds, Graffiti Jam, Afroflux marketplace, workshops, talks and much more. Break Mission Worldwide and Queer-Side Dance Championships culminate on the Sunday with the Finals taking place in the Bullring, featuring some of the very best contemporary Hip-Hop talents from across the UK and internationally.

B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival is produced by Birmingham Hippodrome with Break Mission, Queer-Side, Afroflux & High Vis Festival. The festival is in partnership with Bullring & Grand Central and supported by Red Bull, Southside District, The Arcadian & Street Sounds Radio.