The top independent venue The Flapper is set in the Birmingham city and constantly stimulates local bands to display all the power stored in their repertoires live in their ground floor gig room.


Nestled between the world-class venue and one of Europe’s most high profile conference centres, the ICC, and the National Indoor Arena on Kingston Row, there is one of the major independent music venues and pubs of Birmingham. The Flapper has achieved an indescribable status and remarkable projection, due to having found so many bands just about to make their way up. Nowadays it continues to follow promising acts which sooner or later will be paid their dues of worthy attention.

NME magazine has already entitled The Flapper “the epicentre of Birmingham’s indie scene” but there is even more to it. The vibe it exudes, especially from the basement bar, is said to be riotous, rebellious, the kind of harmonious mess everyone’s looking for so that is possible to enjoy sweaty, effervescent gigs. Birmingham’s locals have grown way so attached to the music venue that even the several menaces of closure turned out to be wrong.

Greeting their visitors with the most interesting updates in the music business, the pub hosts live performances throughout the whole week. Design My Night’s website has confirmed its validity by saying it’s “one of the city’s most pleasantly poised music venues”. Two floors keep on being filled with wide-ranging entertainment options during the seven days of the week.

From local to national artists, they all have a place at The Flapper. The largest stage has seen live performances from names like: The Editors, We Are Scientists, Pigeon Detectives, Chew Lips and A Place To Bury Strangers.