Birmingham isn’t short on nightclubs, cocktail bars, or large-scale venues. In fact, there’s not much the city is missing. But there has been a gap for a multi-purpose venue for too long. Somewhere that can host a wide range of events and experiences – from techno raves to corporate conferences – in the Midlands. Now it seems our prayers have been answered with Crane Birmingham in Digbeth.
The Victorian era warehouse was originally built in 1909 on a gasworks site, and was used for the production of coal gas. Now newly renovated, but still holding that industrial design that makes it unique, Crane is a “multi-purpose cultural space” that will open this October.
A host of techno legends will be setting up in the venue from now until New Year’s Day. With a variety of dance music line-ups consisting of iconic names such as Chase & Status, Marco Carola, Jeff Mills, Patrick Topping, Bru C, Marcel Dettman, Folamour and more.
The opening party will take place October 15. The likes of Solardo, Hannah Wants, Danny Howard and more helping to kick-off the celebrations. The party will split across the venues five areas, consisting of: the large main area, Retort House; the Basement; Atrium, the reception area; a dedicated outdoor, partially covered Terrace area; and, lastly, a three storey Mezzanine overlooking the Retort House. The venue also has seven bars spread about the site.
Crane Birmingham might be from the past, but its redesign puts it very much in the future too. Technologically advanced, visitors can expect a futuristic LED wall, CO2 cannons, 3D LED effects, pyrotechnics and a world class soundsystem, alongside these events.
The venue won’t just hold dance music nights either. The expectation is that the newly revamped site will provide flexibility for events of any purpose. Anything from formal business forums to inner city festivals. To find out more and to keep up-to date with Crane head here.