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Fierce Festival

Fierce Festival is annual international festival of live art that takes place across Birmingham. For over a decade, Fierce Festival has established an international reputation for risk-taking, excellence and innovation and is now widely recognized as one of the UK’s most important contemporary arts festivals.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £100,000
  • 2013-2014: £136,300
  • 2014-2015: £136,300

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Fierce Festival 2014 Trailer

A taste of Fierce Festival 2014.
An international festival of live art in Birmingham 2 - 12 October 2014
Live art. Collision. Hyperlocal. Supernow.

The festival includes the only UK dates of The Last Adventures by Forced Entertainment and UK premieres by Miguel Gutierrez and Dana Michel. The Cyborg Foundation perform live at Millennium Point to close the festival.
Fierce is also proud to be an Unlimited Ally organisation - celebrating the work of disabled artists.

The programme is clustered around the two weekends, with multi-show passes available to buy:

Weekend 1:

Weekend 2:

or get both!

Music: Alex McLean

What is Fierce Festival? Live Art. Collision. Hyperlocal. Supernow.

The story of Fierce Festival since 2011 in numbers and pictures.

Featuring: The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein, Lois Keidan, Dickie Beau, Ron Athey, Sheila Ghelani, Subject to_ change, Denis Tricot, Graeme Miller, Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, EXYZT, James Webb, Fransisco Lopez, Companis, Joshua Lightshow, Darkside (Nicholas Jaar & David Harrington), Lundahl & Seitl, Iona Kewney, Franko B, Bennett Miller, Leo Hedman, Action Hero, Eva Meyer-Keller, Kate McIntosh, Blanch & Shock, Edible Eastside, Ann Liv Young, Wolf in the Winter, Othon Mataragas, Stephen Cornford & Bill Leslie, The Irrepressibles, The Haircut Before the Party, Cakes da Killa, RoxXxan, Heather Cassils, Atlanta Eke, Sarah Jane Norman, Uninvited Guests.

What Happens at the Festival Stays at the Festival - Fierce Festival 2012

Kate Rowles short film of highlights from Fierce Festival 2012 (29 March - 8 April), Birmingham, UK

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What Happens at the Festival Stays at the Festival - Fierce Festival 2011

Briony Campbell's photofilm of Fierce Festival, March 2011 (Birmingham, UK)

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Contact details

Unit 57
27 Colmore Row
B3 2EW

52.481701, -1.89741

  • 52.481701 -1.89741

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