This year the festival is launched with an explosion of colour, dance and music as BhangraFest takes to the main stage in Centenary Square on Friday 8th September.
Other highlights include the innovative community choral project that features up to 1,000 singers from across the region ranging from professional choirs such as the Ex Cathedra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus to amateur singing groups and individuals who will perform a specially commissioned composition.
Birmingham Rep' hosts the Mad Hatter's Tea Party hosted by Birmingham Rep, The Visual Arts Village is on Eastside Green, there will be arts and craft workshops at Brindleyplace and a 25metre high acrobatics display by High Strung Aerial Dance from Toronto.
The Young People's Showcase and BBC Blast bus in Victoria Square where children can experiment with their own broadcasts.
For the second year Birmingham music.com present the best of Birmingham's up and coming bands, as they battle it out for a prime slot on the main stage.