Shiiine On Weekender Launches One-Day Spinoff At Genting Arena Birmingham
A one-day festival by the makers of Shiiine On Weekender is going to take place at Genting Arena in Birmingham, England, Sept. 8.
– Genting Arena
A one-day festival is coming to Birmingham, Sept. 8
Over the course of the day, the self-proclaimed “ultimate festival for dance and indie fans” is going to put more than 20 bands on three stages. Headlining the main stage in the arena’s 16,000-capacity auditorium is Orbital, while Shed Seven, Happy Mondays, Glasvegas and others take the stage earlier in the day.
Julian Cope, supported by Gang of Four, The Stairs, Deja Vega and others will play the arena’s Forum Live Stage in the foyer, which usually hosts up-and-coming talent, and the Eventim-sponsored outdoor stage is going to be headlined by Reverend And The Makers, who will be joined by Dreadzone, Bentley Rhythm Ace and more.
The main event Shiiine On Weekender is scheduled for Nov. 16-18, at Butlin’s Minehead Holiday Park, which has a daily capacity of 6,500. The confirmed lineup includes Shed Seven, Ocean Colour Scene, Peter Hook & The Light, Stereo MC’s, Bentley Rhythm Ace and many more.
“These are the artists that soundtracked a golden era of music, and to have them all play this one day line-up is going to be epic,” said Genting Arena’s senior venue sales manager Alex Ginever, who added that Genting Arena was becoming “a firm favorite as an alternative festival location for organizers.”
Some of the arena’s successful concerts include Harry Styles, who sold out the night’s capacity of 12,771 April 7, grossing $943,165 according to Pollstar’s boxoffice report.
Stereophonics grossed $889,886 on March 1, selling 13,984 tickets in total. The most successful concert this year so far came from Kendrick Lamar, who sold out 12,581 tickets Feb. 9, grossing $1,229,103.
Genting Arena is one NEC Group’s two flagship venues in Birmingham, the other being Arena Birmingham in the city center. Pollstar recently interviewed the venues’ general manager Guy Dunstan.