Concert on the the 11 Bus

Don’t normally  churn PR quite as straight, but this is a good one:

“Sunday 3rd October will see OxjamBrum and The Green Bus take over the 11 bus route for an afternoon of music with a difference, as part of the month long Oxjam music festival taking place across the country during October.

Starting at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath our passengers will hop on board The Green Bus to drive a full lap of Europe’s longest urban bus route – the Number 11. Touring the outer circle and visiting some of Birmingham’s most interesting neighbourhoods we will make 11 stops en-route to pick up musical entertainment for our paying passengers. We’re keeping the lid on who the acts will be but be prepared for an eclectic mix of old and new, spanning the genres.

Mid route we’ll be stopping at The Bear in Barewood for a quick drink and music from a local band before making our way back to the Hare & Hounds for a Sunday Lunch with a soulful twist from the Soul Food Project.

The number 11 has a rich history in Birmingham with a book written about it, a dedicated blog and even a calendar. Simarjeet Kaur, OxjamBrum fundraising manager explains why you should hop on board:

‘The 11 bus route is infamous in Birmingham and we wanted OxjamBrum to be part of that legend, while being entertained by some of Birmingham’s most talented. The Green Bus was the obvious choice, as the most environmentally focused of Birmingham’s buses, and we wanted to promote the idea of sustainable travel and Oxfam’s campaigns about climate change. We are all very passionate about being green and encouraging others to do the same.”

OxjamBrum will be live streaming the bus’s musical entertainment through their website, making the days entertainment visible across the globe, proving that Birmingham has more to it than chocolate factories and Jasper Carrott.

With only 40 limited tickets available at just £11 each (including your bus ticket, Sunday Lunch and post bus gig entry), you need to get in quick to avoid disappointment. Tickets go on sale on Friday 17th September at 9am, exclusively from our website.”

No idea where the “dedicated blog” for the bus is tho.