Tickets: FREE
Gosford Street Car Park and Grove Street Car Parks, Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED
Until Sun 15 Aug 2021

CVX x B-SIDE ft ONEWAVE

Sat 14 Aug 2021 to Sun 15 Aug 2021
Gosford Street Car Park and Grove Street Car Parks,
Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED Show on map
FREE
 

Due to the free nature of this event the quantity of tickets per transaction has been capped at 1. You can repeat your order, booking 1 ticket per transaction if you are booking tickets for a group/family. 

Under 16's should be accompanied by an adult throughout the festival.

CVX x B-Side Prelims and Finals is suitable for all ages.

CVX x ONEWAVE is recommended for ages 14+.

Parental Advisory: Please be aware the CVX x ONEWAVE event will include explicit language and content.

About CVX

Co-produced by Birmingham Hippodrome and Coventry City of Culture Trust. Funded by Arts Council England and Spirit 2012.

Commissioned as part of UK City of Culture 2021 and working in partnership with Positive Youth Foundation and organisations and artists across the city, CVX is a pioneering arts activism programme curated by young people around the themes of community, unity and social change. 

CVX will bring together local, regional and national artists using their platform as role models to stand up for young people and take a stand against violence. CVX x B-Side & CVX x OneWave will launch the CVX programme.

Following this launch, CVX will be delivering a 10-month programme activity including talks, workshops and performances exploring the issues facing young people in the city and showing the power of arts and culture in helping to shape their futures.

CVX x B-SIDE ft ONEWAVE

As part of the official launch event CVX organisers have invited collaborators OneWave, B-Side Hip Hop Festival partners and In Paint We Trust to deliver a free unique two-day event that celebrates youth counter-culture and creativity which will be produced by official UK City of Culture partner Birmingham Hippodrome.

The event will be live streamed and viewable on big LED screen in an iconic city centre location – underneath Coventry’s infamous ringroad!

The two-day event will bring together some extraordinary artists from across all four elements of Hip-Hop – dance, graffiti, DJ’s and MC’s.

On the Saturday daytime it’s the B-Side x Break Mission prelims - breakin', poppin', lockin' and Hip-Hop dance battles supported by live MCs and DJs.  A special Kre8! Bonnie and Clyde (boy & girl) 2 v 2 improvised dance battle delivered will also hosted by Marso Riviere. 

Expect up to 500 dancers from around the UK coming together for this free annual event, all you have to do to is donate to participate (clothes / food given to local homeless charities).

After the dancing has finished, OneWave will present a line-up of emerging and highly respected hip hop and grime artists from the city and across the UK curated by Coventry’s own, the legendary Jay1.

On the Sunday it’s the hotly-anticipated B-Side Hip Hop Festival dance Finals presented by Break Mission preceded by their renowned ‘Bones to Stones’ dance competition – breakdancing on concrete!

Over the weekend expect to see graffiti and street artists commissioned by B-Side partner graffitiartist.com and local partners In Paint We Trust featuring talents from Coventry and UK, plus a host of other free activities and performances.  

CVX Events

CVX x B-Side Prelims

Under 16's should be accompanied by an adult throughout the festival.

CVX x B-Side Prelims and Finals is suitable for all ages.

It’s the B-SIDE x Break Mission prelims - breakin', poppin', lockin' and Hip-Hop dance battles backed by live MCs and DJs.

Up to 500 b-boys and b-girls from across the UK come together for this incredible annual event - dancers donate to participate with clothes and food given to local homeless charities.

CVX x Onewave

Under 16's should be accompanied by an adult throughout the festival.

CVX x ONEWAVE is recommended for ages 14+.

Parental Advisory: Please be aware the CVX x ONEWAVE event will include explicit language and content.

An outstanding line-up of emerging and highly-respected Hip-Hop and Grime artists from Coventry and across the UK curated by OneWave and JAY1. 

This event will be presented by JAY1 and MC'd by MJ.

First-Round lineup performers are Temz & DJ MJ.

CVX x B-Side Finals

ADVANCE TICKETS SOLD OUT. WALK-UP WELCOME, CAPACITY WILL BE MONITORED.

Due to the free nature of this event the quantity of tickets per transaction has been capped at 1. You can repeat your order, booking 1 ticket per transaction if you are booking tickets for a group/family. 

Under 16's should be accompanied by an adult throughout the festival.

CVX x B-Side Prelims and Finals is suitable for all ages.

The hotly-anticipated B-SIDE x Break Mission Finals of the breakin', poppin', waackin' and Hip-Hop categories, all to live MCs and DJs.

B-boys and b-girls from across the UK come together for this incredible annual event - dancers donate to participate with clothes and food given to local homeless charities.

Live-streamed and on the big screen beneath the infamous Coventry Ring Road. 

 

Watch the livestreams

Together We Can See It Safely

We are staging this event in line with guidance following the Government’s relaxation of COVID regulations regarding social distancing, which is no longer mandatory. To make this event as safe and comfortable as possible we continue to operate on a reduced capacity, however, limited socially distanced areas will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

To keep your fellow audience members, dancers, artists and our team as safe as possible, we expect all our audience and team members to wear face coverings (except those medically exempt). We also encourage everyone to take a lateral flow test before travelling; this too is for everyone’s benefit, because together we can all help each other enjoy a safe and comfortable visit.

 

NHS Test & Trace QR Codes will also be in place at entrances to the venues, and all are encouraged to check-in with their smartphone as they arrive at the venue for the first time.

Prohibited Items & Searches

The event organiser reserves the right to search clothing upon entry and the right to re-search bags and clothing at any point during the events for security reasons.

 

To ensure the safety of all, the following items are strictly prohibited within the venues:

Air Horns

Alcohol

Drones

Flammable Liquids and gas canisters (including nitrous oxide)

Glass

Illegal Substances

Laser Pointers

Pets (other than registered hearing or guide dogs)

Pyrotechnics - Fireworks & Flares

Umbrellas

Weapons, Blades & Scissors

 

Please note that if anyone found to have anything in their possession that is deemed illegal the Police will be informed.

 

 

Hope that’s all ok.

Thanks,

Access information

  • BSL interpreted
  • Audio described

The site is wheelchair accessible and the B-Side Finals on Sunday 15 August will feature BSL and Audio Description.

 

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