Parties

You can purchase tickets for our parties below.

 

You DO NOT need a PayPal account to purchase tickets, select "Pay by debit or credit card" at checkout. We will not send physical tickets. Your PayPal receipt is evidence of purchase and we will operate a guest list on the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All weekend workshop passes include entry to all three parties.

Saturday Grand Ball is now SOLD OUT - But you can still get entry with one of our workshop passes!

Friday - 20.30 til 01.30 at Aston Students' Union:

Martyn Nelson & the Rhythm Remedies is a talented band of jazz musicians from Birmingham playing Classic Jazz standards specifically for swing dancers. Lead by professional musician Martyn Nelson (known from King Adora, The Joylanders, Lola Lamour) the band brings you the very best of authentic swing music. Session musicians include Jim Wynn (Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra), Robbie Moore (Delta Autumn), Tom Chapman (Birmingham Conservatoire, Urban Folk Quartet), Alicia Gardener-Trejo (Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra, Tom Dunnett Big Band) and more... Some of the festivals played include: Bristol Swing Exchange, Hep Cats Holiday, Swingin’ in the Rain, Wales and Birmingham Swing Exchange​.

Saturday Grand Ball - 20.30 til 01.30:

Our Saturday Grand Ball will take place at the magnificent Birmingham Town Hall which has played host to none other than Count Basie as well as artists and acts including Edward Elgar, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Rolling Stones. Dress to impress and enjoy hours of social dancing, competitions and performances.

Alongside some of the UK's top DJs, Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra, Birmingham’s hippest 16-piece big band will supply the music. Specialising in authentic vintage swing music from the 1930s and 40s and taking its inspiration from the big bands of the swing era, the Orchestra plays the classic original arrangements of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson and Count Basie amongst others.  The Orchestra is a regular at swing dance events and their barnstorming set last year sure got the joint jumpin’!

And if you have any non-dancing friends or family who might was to come along and enjoy the spectacle, viewing seats in the circle are available here.

Sunday - 17.30 til LATE at Aston Students' Union:

On Sunday our Swing DJs will play some of the hottest jazz on offer. Afterwards, we'll follow this up with some 70s, 80s and 90s classics to groove on down to.

Martyn Nelson and the Rhythm Remedies
Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra
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