The Green Heart Festival Launch Weekend

Celebrate the opening of the Green Heart at our spectacular festival on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June

The Green Heart Festival Launch Weekend, taking place 8-9 June 2019, will bring the campus to life with colourful tents, a main stage and performances from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra alongside the University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Set in the newly completed 12-acre Green Heart, this will be a chance for the local community to see the transformation of campus and enjoy the grass amphitheatre for the first time. The space will play host to a prom-style concert on the evening of Saturday 8 June, led by student music groups, singers and orchestras, finishing with an exciting fireworks finalé. Then, on Sunday 9 June, there will be a variety of activities on offer focusing on wellbeing and sustainability.

The weekend will be brought to a close by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), conducted by its musical director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, and 3,000 singers on the main stage on Sunday afternoon. Many choirs, including the CBSO Chorus, CBSO Youth Chorus, SO Vocal and many others, will celebrate together in this festival within a festival

FREE tickets are still available

We look forward to welcoming you to the Green Heart Festival Launch Weekend. Please help spread the word, bring your family and friends and come back onto campus on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2019.

Separate tickets are available for each part of the weekend.

Book your FREE tickets

Register as a participant for the CBSO Song Festival (charge applies)

The Arts & Science Festival at the Green Heart Festival

There's something for everyone at the Green Heart Festival Launch Weekend

 TWO spectacular open-air concerts from the University Symphony Orchestra and the CBSO
FREE interactive talks, activities and live music
FREE kid’s activities including soft play area
Find out about our fantastic research in the Grow Your Mind zone
Indulge in treats from the street food stalls

Find out more

Event Map Event Programme (PDF)

The Green Heart Festival Launch Weekend is delivered with the generous help of our sponsors and University partners.

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Green Heart Festival Launch weekend