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What is ValeFest?

ValeFest stage

ValeFest is Europe’s largest student-run Charity Festival! We organise an incredible day of music, performances, and activities for our fellow students and the wider community.

Held the day after summer exams end, ValeFest has delivered a kaleidoscopic array of performances, presenting talent across 4 diverse stages including comedy, dance, and an epic headliner on the main stage to cater for all. Alongside delicious food and countless activities right on your doorstep what’s not to love? From Indie to D&B, you won’t want to miss Valefest’s long-awaited lineup.

Also, given that we are based in Birmingham, ValeFest helps shine a light on local talent by providing a platform for up-and-coming Birmingham artists and bands.

What’s the point of ValeFest?

2019 St Basil's Charity Handover

ValeFest was created to raise money for worthwhile causes. Over the last 18 years, we have raised over £200,000 for incredible charities that support causes such as mental health, cancer research, malaria, homelessness and victims of sexual assault.

Valefest 2022!

Europe’s largest student-run festival celebrates its return to the Vale this year on the 11th June 2022. With 4 stages of live music, delicious food and countless activities right on your doorstep what’s not to love? From Indie to D&B, you won’t want to miss Valefest’s long-awaited lineup.

For 2022 Valefest is supporting two student chosen charities, both of which are local and supporting the fight against global warming, working to protect our planet: Friends of the Earth (Birmingham) and EcoBirmingham.

To help support our charities and experince an incredible day of music and more at Valefest 2022 get your hands on a ticket now! We also have our legendary t-shirts for sale too with brand new designs for 2022; the ever popular ValeFest Tee complete with a mushroom logo and the highly anticipated lineup for 2022, alongside everyone’s favourite clocktower now in T-Shirt form. Choose which one you’d like, or buy both!

For tickets and merchandise follow the link below and make sure to follow along our socials for ticket releases and more!

https://www.guildofstudents.com/ents/event/6560/ Visit Valefest2022!

2022 Tshirt Designs

Who runs ValeFest?

ValeFest is entirely student-run. University of Birmingham students from across all disciplines work incredibly hard to put on amazing promo events throughout the year and a phenomenal festival to raise as much money as possible for charity.

The ValeFest 2022 committee comprised of:

2022 Valefest Committee graphic

The ValeFest 2020 committee comprised of:

2020 Valefest Committee graphic

The ValeFest 2019 committee comprised of:

2019 Valefest Committee graphic

The ValeFest 2018 committee comprised of:

2018 Valefest Committee graphic