Hott Date @ The Castle & Falcon
Sunday April 21st – 2pm to 2am
This upcoming Easter Sunday will see a cavalry of Birmingham’s best bands and DJs join forces for the Hottest date in the calendar. Hott Date, the party brand that stormed the scene for over ten years, is returning for the first time in 2019 at Birmingham music venue The Castle and Falcon.
Hott Date became infamous on the party scene for having multiple rooms of genre spanning bands and DJs, making sure there is something for everyone. This year, party goers can expect live bands in the main music venue and DJs in the main bar and beer garden all through the day and night of Easter Sunday, 21st April.
Topping the bill this year are Birmingham music veterans Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam (SFL), who after releasing their new album ‘Blackout Cowboy’ have been touring up and down the country and supporting huge names such as Yak, Mutant Monster and Screaming Females. With over 100 songs in their calibre, it’s hard to pigeon hole SFL, although dark humour, surfy scuzz and lovable pop-punky riffs is a good place to start with this ever growing collective.
Joining SFL on the line up are trashy, thrashy punk trio Bad Girlfriend, back for a second helping after a four-part EP release party that spanned 2018. Bluesy-alterantive You Dirty Blue, Modern Literature also join the ranks alongside stripped down sets from set from Gruel and Bryony Williams, before art-pop duo Liquid Cheeks complete the line up.
It wouldn’t be a Hott Date without a roster of top-draw DJs, and this year has one of the biggest line ups to date. Birmingham local legends Tom Mason (Le Freak), Wayne Langston (Paid in Full), Oliver Overton (Bad Ain’t Broken) are joined by Birmingham brands Brum Tropicana, Kaleidoscope, Disco Pssy, Cherry Bomb and Chicks Dig Jerks, who will be spinning everything from disco and funkadelic to hip hop, alternative, indie disco and more well into the night.
Since rebranding in 2017, The Castle and Falcon on Moseley Road has quickly become the venue of choice. This year’s top acts Mahalia, Tom Walker and Brit Award winner Sam Fender have enjoyed sold out shows alongside US rockers Deap Vally and Sunflower Bean, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Tim Burgess, Let’s Eat Grandma and many more. With this up and coming venue being one of the newest names on the map, it makes sense for Hott Date to take it and turn it into the party centre of Birmingham for one day (and night) only.