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Getting to the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

Arriving at the Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival couldn't be easier. When you step off the train, you’ll be right in the heart of the action. The lively sounds of jazz and blues will welcome you on your arrival in Birmingham.

Train travel not only offers a stress-free journey but also allows you to start soaking in the festival vibes the moment you board.

The Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill stations are all centrally located and well-connected. This makes it easy to get to the city’s wide selection of festival venues.

For those driving, there are numerous car parks throughout the city centre. The festival venues are also accessible by bus and tram, with many stops near key performance locations.

What to do at the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

The Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival offers an incredible array of activities and performances from the 19th -28th July. With over 230 events, it includes jazz and blues performances, talks, workshops and film showings. With nearly all performances free of charge, it’s a festival that everyone can enjoy.

You can catch performances in a variety of unique settings, from bustling shopping centres and tranquil parks to intimate bars and lively restaurants. Enjoy the eclectic mix of music as you explore venues like art galleries, markets, libraries and even canal boats.

And don't miss the opportunity to experience performances on buses and trains for a truly unique musical experience.

For music enthusiasts, the festival also features workshops, masterclasses, and exhibitions. This means attendees can enjoy deeper insights into the world of jazz and blues, beyond the performances.

About the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

Established in 1985, the Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival is the longest-running jazz and blues festival in England. It is renowned for being one of Europe’s largest free jazz parties, drawing music lovers from all over the world.

The festival spans mid to late July and showcases more than 200 performances across Birmingham, Sandwell and the wider West Midlands region.

The festival's history is rich with legendary performances and cult status. In 2023, it featured 182 performances in 98 venues, attracting over 75,000 attendees. This makes it one of the largest national jazz and blues festivals in the UK.

Ways to save on your train ticket to the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

Booking your train tickets early is one of the best ways to save money. Use our Priority Ticket Alerts to secure your tickets up to 12 weeks in advance, which could save you up to 70% off.

Joining Club Avanti can also help you save, with new members getting 10% off their next journey. You can also enjoy additional benefits such as free train tickets and discounts on food and beverages.

Travelling during Off-Peak hours can also reduce ticket costs. Off-Peak Tickets are typically cheaper and provide more flexibility with travel times, making them ideal for festival-goers.

Save with Family Tickets or Group Tickets if you're travelling with friends or family. These fares offer great discounts, and children under five can travel for free. This makes it an even more appealing option for groups.

Finally, use our Journey Planner to find the best fares for your trip. This tool helps you compare prices and find the most cost-effective options for your journey to the Birmingham International Jazz Festival.

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Booking your train to Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival through the Avanti app ensures you get the best available prices. The app offers convenient features like seat selection and multiple payment options.

Download the app today to plan your journey efficiently and enjoy more savings, giving you extra to spend on the festival's many attractions.

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