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Swingamajig

Start Date: 5th May 2013

Swingamajig is the UK’s first one day urban festival of electro swing, gypsy folk and vintage mayhem. Taking the sounds and styles from the 1920′s and bringing them up to date with a modern edge, we are going to party like its 1929!



Festival Name

Swingamajig

Start Date

5th May 2013

End Date

6th May 2013

Line Up

The Correspondents, Electric Swing Circus, Dutty Moonshine, DJ Switch, DJ Chris Tofu, Rumjig, Folie A Deux

Details

Swingamajig is the UK’s first one day urban festival of electro swing, gypsy folk and vintage mayhem. Taking the sounds and styles from the 1920′s and bringing them up to date with a modern edge, we are going to party like its 1929!

We have two outdoor stages and an indoor speakeasy which will all be showcasing some of the finest and most entertaining live bands and DJ talent in the UK and EU.
It’s not just about the music either, we have circus performers, vintage stalls, elaborate decorations and state of the art projections, so you can expect some of the most creative artistic talent that the second city has to offer. Expect all manner of madness that will make Alice’s wonderland adventure feel and look like a village coffee morning!

Swingamajig has grown out of the success of Hot Club de Swing, an inner city club night that harks back to the dancehalls of the 1920s, all be it with a modern electro twist! Hot Club de Swing is a fantastically escapist night, with dashing gents adorned in fedora’s and cravats, and immaculate ladies styled from heel to flapper headdress in 20s glamour. This is arguably Birmingham’s best dressed crowd, but don’t take our word for it - swing along to the facebook page to see dazzling images of these epic parties. Along with the glamour comes a wonderfully friendly atmosphere, with 18 year olds, 80 year olds and everybody in between letting loose to cutting edge electro swing. After a year of some truly momentous events that consistently sell out in advance, the masses have insisted on something bigger – and so witness the birth of Swingamajig!

Alongside Hot Club, two other fantastic nights are getting involved: Madame Electrifies Discotech and the Jitterbug. Madame Electrifies Discotech is run Madame Electrifie and Lady Swing, two foxy swingsters who know how to get a party started and will be hosting the Speakeasy after dark. Alongside their regular sell out night in Northampton, they have taken stages to festivals like Boomtown and hosted a room at the Electric Empire in London. The Jitterbug crew, when they are not touring, run the Nottingham Jitterbug which has showcased the creme de la creme of EU electro swing acts in Nottingham.

Also throwing their hats into the ring are SwingRebeillion.com and Ragtime records. SwingRebeillion.com is a community website all about electro swing, so if you want to find out what is happening in the exciting new electro swing world there is only one place to head.
Ragtime Records is a brand spanking new record label which is a collaboration between the C@ in the H@ and members of the Electric Swing Circus, and if all goes to plan Swingamajig will also be the official release party of the Electric Swing Circus’s genre defining debut album!
So in a crowded festival market full to the brim of mirror image events fighting over the same faux-quirk stalls, why not try something genuinely different, inventive and fresh, and escape to the Swingamajig wonderland!

Location

Spotlight, Digbeth

Accommodation

Accommodation near Swingamajig


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