• Neighbourhood Festival Sites will be hosted in seven locations across Birmingham during Games time
  • Time is running out for DJs, performers and digital artists to apply to perform at these sites
  • Applicants need to be based in Birmingham or the West Midlands region and must be able to perform outdoors either on a covered stage or on grass
  • Applications close at 23:59 on Thursday 7 April

Birmingham 2022 has issued a reminder to local artists that a chance to apply to be part of the seven free Neighbourhood Festival Sites which will be located across Birmingham during the Games ends on Thursday 7 April at 11:59.

The Neighbourhood Festival Sites, which are located in parks and other spaces across Birmingham, will combine sport, culture, and food and drink, as audiences enjoy some of the key moments of sport on the big screen, alongside a programme of live performances from artists and community groups.

The sites will be produced by and for local residents and the organisers are currently seeking DJs, performers and digital artists to entertain the thousands of people that are expected to flock to these locations during this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

The Neighbourhood Festival Sites will be produced by seven talented producers who either live in each location or have strong links to that neighbourhood.

One of the producers, Sylvia Chan, who has been appointed as the Neighbourhood Festival Site Producer for Yardley said: “We really want the Festival Sites to reflect the rich culture and talents of the neighbourhood where they are located, and we are looking for creative people who can entertain and engage local residents of all ages. All of our sites will feature a big screen, so digital content proposals are encouraged too.”

The search is open to people based in Birmingham and the West Midlands region who perform outdoors or on stage, create digital content, build installations, facilitate workshops or interactive content, DJ, perform circus acts or are dancers.

There are no limits to group size or duration of performances, and individuals and groups are encouraged to submit a sample of their past or proposed work online. The sites will be operational during daylight hours, and activities must be suitable for families and consideration must be given to those with disabilities or complex needs.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59pm on Thursday 7 April. Once submitted, the request will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified on the status of their request no later than Friday 29 April.