Monday, 24 November 2008


Hip Hop giants Public Enemy, will make their first ever appearance in Birmingham at Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory on 3 December.

Public Enemy first came to fame in the mid to late 80’s with hits such as ‘Don’t believe the hype’, ‘911 (is a joke)’, and ‘Black steel in the hour of chaos’ gaining a major worldwide fan base because of their politically charged lyrics and outspoken views on institutionalised racism in America. Public Enemy have gone on to define a generation of African American music and are established as one of the fathers of modern black music.

The performance at The Custard Factory is Public Enemy’s first gig in Birmingham and their appearance is testament to the growing musical culture in the country’s second city. With Public Enemy following The Sugarhill Gang’s appearance at Gigbeth in November, Birmingham will have hosted two of the most influential black artists of the last 25 years, in the space of one month.

Simon Jones, creative director of Custard Factory Spaces, says: “The Custard Factory has hosted some major international artists in 2008 such as Fleet Foxes and Basement Jaxx, and hosting Public Enemy is a great way to finish another highly successful year. It is also a big step forward for the music scene in Birmingham; venues in the city are starting to regularly host world renowned acts, not just from the UK but from all over the globe.”

For tickets visit or call 0844 870 0000. Doors open at 7pm and last entry is at 11:30pm.

Tickets are on sale for £20, and are selling fast.

For more information on the Custard Factory Spaces please visit

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