Birmingham Pride wins Birmingham Music Award

Catherine Muxworthy October 22, 2022

Ahead of Birmingham Pride 2022, it was revealed the event had won a Birmingham Music Award (BMA) for Best Festival beating other nominees MADE, B-Side, Moseley Folk & Arts, Simmer Down, Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul and Birmingham Sandwell & Westside Jazz.

The Awards aim “to bring together the Birmingham music scene and create opportunities for musicians and music professionals alike.”

“Birmingham is bursting with musical talent and ambition,” the BMA website explains, which is “yet to be properly recognised for its efforts.”

The BMAs had nominee across various categories, including Best Band, Best Club Act, Best Album and Best DJ.

Birmingham Pride wasn’t the only LGBTQ+ talent to be celebrated with British rapper Lady Leshurr winning two award categories – Best Female and Brum Bastion – and rapper James Indigo winning Best Pop Act.