Taste & Liquor and Shaanti Presents The Playground Feastival as part of Summer in Southside

Taste & Liquor Playground Feastival

A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported us at Summer in Southside with the Birmingham Hippodrome.

It was a great festival and the turn out was fantastic and we look forward to planning next year again!

Showcasing the best of the capitals finest talent in music, arts, food and culture produced in partnership with Taste and Liquor and the Multi-Award Winning Shaanti, The Playground Feastival hits Birmingham, on Friday 28 August – Sunday 30 August 2015.

As part of Summer in Southside, The Playground Feastival promises to present an eclectic mix of global street-food, live music from Birmingham’s biggest stars, top DJ’s, new music showcases and much more in five unique produced zones on Hurst Street, Inge Street and The Arcadian Centre, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.

In a joint statement, Sharnita K Athwal from Shaanti and Manga Singh from Taste and Liquor say: “We’re extremely honoured to produce a new festival to Birmingham vibrant city of arts and culture. The Playground Festival, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome’s Summer in Southside, is a celebration of Birmingham’s creative independence; it’s a chance for the community to engage with culture on the streets for free. It’s also a chance to taste some the UK’s greatest street-food: celebrate, support and discover local arts, pop-up culture and hear some of the hottest artists of the future. We strive to produce independent programing to the City’s multi-cultural landscape and look forward for this festival to grow in 2016.”

Birmingham Hippodrome’s Director of Creative Programmes Graham Callister said: “In addition to a diverse programme of free high quality street acts and family friendly activity, this year we’ve also teamed up with the incredibly talented Shaanti and Taste and Liquor to help extend the offer in terms of music and street food, so really can cater to all tastes!  If you’re here for a whole day out with the family or just popping by on the way to the shops, there’s something for everyone to see and get involved with at this year’s Summer in Southside.”

On Friday 28 August, The Playground Feastival will launch at The Arcadian Centre with an evening of music and street-food from Urban Turban,Jenny’s Jerk Chicken, Cariboue Poutine and Good Grub.While across the weekend the festival joins arms with Birmingham Hippodrome’s Summer in Southside for a weekend of high-quality acrobatics, dance, theatre, a strolling street band and a whole load of weird and wonderful surprises, with unusual sets and unusual settings.

 The Playground Festival will take over the whole of Hurst Street, for a full street closure, as they present The Playground Feast, featuring exciting global street-food traders and chefs like; Camp Cooks, Press De Cuba, Southern Oven, The Indian Butcher, Bailey’s Caribbean, The Urban Turban, Jenny’s Jerk Chicken, Smokein Spice,Fancy Fries, Bombay Tapas and more.

For a club-festival experience head to The Beats Sound Soundsystem, headlined by some of the top DJ’s from the underground – dance club scene alongside special live PA’s throughout the day. The Beat’s Sound System are also excited to present Pegdoll Record Label Music Showcase.

As heard on Radio 1, Huw Stephens BBC Introducing, Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum BBC Show’s,their artist Mirror Signals is making massive noise for this independent label. Pegdoll Records are proud to present electronic artists Oscuro, Shadow Fleet and Himalia for the first time in Birmingham.

If you’re into Pacman or Street-Fighter visit The Play Time Zone, where you’ll find old skool Retro Arcade Games provided by Joy Pads or for treats for the family head towards The Playground’s Tuck Shop on Inge Street, as it will be transformed into an open market full of sweets, cakes, ice-cream stalls, a mocktail bar, street-wear and vintage shops and plenty of interactive games celebrating the playground’s theme.

To listen to bands of the moment visit Playground’s Live Sessions, a platform championing Midlands’ artists of the future in The Arcadian Centre. Showcasing a number of cutting edge performances the stage will play host to Zara Sykes – support act for Jay Z & Kayna West’s Watch the Throne (Birmingham LG Arena) Tour 2012, drum and bass electronic Indian Classical singer Nona and LB ‘Lonely Boy’ Robinson who’ll be showcasing tracks from his new album ‘No Excuses,’ produced by Raju Maliwinner of The Eastern Electronics’ Festival Unsigned Artists 2014 – exclusively to the festival.

For a beats explosion the Award Winning Beatfreeks and InUnity present BACE! a collective of musicians, poets, dancers and media makers to give you an hour of creativity unleashed while The First Network, a new voice for the hottest new raw talent, will present an artist showcase to help to promote the stars of the future.

The Playground Feastival is produced by Taste and Liquor and Shaanti in association with Birmingham Hippodrome’s  Summer in Southside.

Date: Friday 28 August  – Sunday 30 August.


Arcadian Centre, Birmingham, 41 Bromsgrove Street Birmingham, B5 6NU

Hurst St, Birmingham, B5 4TB

Inge Street, Birmingham, B5 4TE


Friday 28 August 5.30pm – 9pm

Saturday – Sunday 10am til 9pm

W:www.tasteandliquor.com / www.shaanti.co.uk / www.birminghamhippodrome.com / www.summerinsouthside.com

Price: Free

Live Updates: Twitter @tasteandliquor @shaanti11 #PLAYG #BHoutdoors

Facebook: Taste and Liquor / Birmingham Hippodrome

The Playground Feastival is produced by Shaanti and Taste and Liquor, in association with Birmingham Hippodrome, as part of the Summer in Southside.

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