There’s no doubt about it that Digbeth is Birmingham’s cultural hub. It regularly attracts creative street artists, cool cocktail bars, hip-to-the-minute musicians and much more. That’s why there’s no better location for hosting the city’s premium street culture festival, High-Vis Festival.
Making its return to Digbeth for its fifth year on September 24, High-Vis Festival combines all things street culture; from graffiti art to skateboarding, breakdancing, street food, live music and workshops. The open-air event will take place at Digbeth’s Tea Works. This is a stone’s throw from Typhoo House, which is set to become BBC Midlands’ new broadcast centre in 2026.
The Big Fang Collective – the team behind The Custard Factory’s twisted and carnival-style crazy golf course, Golf Fang – are supporting the free event. Visitors of the golf course will be well aware of Golf Fang’s support of local street artists. The Birmingham location has become a ‘Sprayground’ for the city’s best graffiti writers. Letting them loose throughout the courses to express themselves without damaging property or facing retribution.
This year’s High-Vis Festival will include over 30 artists, with a focus on providing a platform for female street and graffiti artists from across the city. The lineup will include artists such as Zooki, Annatomix, Tempo33, Title, Void and many more. Red Bull UK will also be hosting a skate competition, Road Gap, alongside a break dancing competition run by Hold Your Ground.
“High-Vis Festival prides itself on being a celebration of street art that’s for artists, by artists,”
said David Brown aka Panda – co-founder of the festival, and owner of The Custard Factory based shop, graffitiartist.com. “The Big Fang Collective have really spoken to the community at root level and understand the importance of supporting local graffiti artists and the wider creative community. They have a different way of doing things, which isn’t just about making money and this really shows thanks to the work they are doing with the festival!”
High-Vis Festival was founded on the principles of supporting grassroots art. Be it graffiti, street art, comics or dance, it’s all about supporting local artists and encouraging the next generation of Birmingham based creators. High-Vis Festival is open to the public for free entry on September 24 from 12 noon to 11pm. To find out more head here.