The round-up: what's on in Birmingham this weekend!

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Get outside for the last of summer and enjoy everything Birmingham has to offer. It’s festivals galore this weekend!

Beyond The Tracks Festival | Eastside City Park, Digbeth
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September

This new music festival is coming to Brum! Featuring an eclectic mix of dance, electronica, rock and more, the three-day festival has something for everyone. Feel the nostalgia when Faithless take to the stage while celebrating the latest new British music. If you need to take a break from the boogie, refuel with a great selection from gourmet caterers and taste a variety of ales, gins, wines and cocktails. And if you don’t want to stop, The Blackbox and O2 Institute will be hosting the official after parties. Tickets start at £40 per day for the festival and £11 for the after parties.

Check out the festival line-up in full and get your tickets here.

Cult Screens Outdoor Cinema | Botanical Gardens
Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 September

It’s been a summer of open air cinemas. Get your final fix before the nights draw in because Cult Screens is back in Birmingham. Choose from three classic films shown over three days at the stunning Botanical Gardens. Romeo + Juliet, Top Gun and La La Land are on offer, so there is something for everyone whether you need a fix of romance, action or show tunes.

Click here to find out more and get your tickets.

The Midlands Whisky Festival | thestudio, Birmingham
Saturday 16 September

Returning for another year, whisky aficionados will be able to indulge in samples of a huge array of whiskies. Learn to make whisky cocktails, which foods to pair with and discuss the latest trends on the scene. For the £40 ticket price, you will receive a nosing glass and a token to sample a premium whisky of your choice, valued at up to £1000. A range of masterclasses are available at an extra cost for the truly dedicated.

Get tickets here.

Drive in Movie | Becketts Farm, Wythall
Friday 15 September

Fancy dress is encouraged at this screening of the live action version of Beauty and the Beast. So bring a carful and put their service to the test. Grab some nibbles during the film, or get there early and have dine from the special movie menu at the onsite restaurant.

Tickets are £30 per car, get yours here.

Son of a Preacher Man | Alexandra Theatre
Sunday 12 – Saturday 16 September

First there was Mamma Mia, then We Will Rock You. Now there’s a new musical in town, this time based on the music of Dusty Springfield. Son of a Preacher Man is directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel-Horwood. The show is in Birmingham for less than a week but with two showings a day there’s still some availability. Starring former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers along with Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington, this jukebox musical is bound to bring the swinging ‘60s to life.

Tickets start from just £15 – find out more and get yours here.