Birmingham is renowned for its bank holiday blowouts, so a four-day weekend gives us all the OK to party hard this week. There are loads of events for you to choose from - here’s our pick of the very best...
Fidget, The Rainbow Venues, Thursday, £5
Join headliner and local girl DJ Barely Legal on Easter Thursday. This black-and-white themed party will officially open the brand new revamped Rainbow Garden and Mezzanine space.
EBL vs NafNaf, Lab 11, Thursday, £8
Every Body Loves and NafNaf join forces this Thursday for a one-off special with garage gurus Artful Dodger at Digbeth’s Lab 11. Expect the very best in garage, bassline and old-school bangers! 1990s attire required.
Shorebitch, Amusement 13, Friday, £5
London lifestyle brand Shorebitch returns to Birmingham. Think timeless tunes, urban genres and fashionable attendees this Friday at Amusement 13.
Chapter XI, The Rainbow Venues, Saturday, £30
The Rainbow Venues celebrate their annual birthday on Saturday with a massive metropolitan festival, combining all of the Rainbow's spaces and promoters for a 14-hour daytime rave in the heart of Digbeth. The line-up is immense - don't miss this.
Trancecoda, Boxxed, Saturday, £10
Head to one of Birmingham’s fastest growing trance events and conquer the dancefloor with a five-hour set from trance legend John Askew at Boxxed on Saturday.
TRMNL, Lab 11, Saturday, £10
RE.YOU (Mobilee Records) headlines this month's TRMNL event at Lab 11, bringing together the techno and house sounds of Ibiza and Berlin in Birmingham. Support comes from Samu.L and Lauren Lo Sung.
Below, The Rainbow Venues, Sunday, NOW SOLD OUT
Below was the first-ever event to be held at The Rainbow Venues, and this Sunday, it’s time to bid adieu. The final Below says goodbye in the most extravagant way possible, with a line-up that includes Adam Shelton and Subb-An. Quality underground house music in an intimate setting.
Glas presents Psychadelica, Sunday, Lab 11, £10
Head into the unknown and enter a psychedelic forest this Sunday with one of Birmingham’s most notorious house music events. Join a trio of headliners - Leftwing & Kody, Low Steppa and Sonny Foderas - for a day party you’ll never forget.
And another seven parties worthy of your attention...
Moschino Hoe, Versace Hottie, Spotlight, Saturday, £3
So It Goes & Nightingale present The Street Party, Sunday, Nightingale, £11
Smove (Smoove & Turrell/DJ Set), Bull’s Head, £4
Cache & Listening Sessions, Friday, PST, £7
Chapter XI Sunrise After Party, Saturday/Sunday, The Rainbow Venues, £10
Chapter XI After Party Presents Sunday, Spotlight & Next Door, £15
Coloré, Sunday @ Hare & Hounds, free
Compiled and written by Areti Tziorta