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Mud-free festival experience for shoppers
11:28am Wednesday 18th July 2012 in What's On
SHOPPERS in Birmingham were treated to a series of five free secret gigs from popular indie rock band Young Runaways last weekend, joined by a cast of festival-goers in wellies and fancy dress.
The OxjamBrum Pop-Up Festival, which visited a number of shops before ending with a surprise show in Birmingham city centre, saw the group - which uses violin, keys, trumpet and trombone alongside more traditional instruments - play impromptu sets for fans and passing members of the public.
The event marked the beginning of a three month countdown to the popular OxjamBrum Takeover Festival, set to take place this year on October 13 in Birmingham city centre.
Band frontman and lead singer Matt Pinfield said: “The band absolutely loved it. Imagine the magical mystery tour but with more roll neck sweaters and second hand board games.”
For more information about OxjamBrum and the up-coming festival, visit OxjamBrum.co.uk.