London bar group announces launch date for open-air 2,500 capacity venue in Birmingham

London-based Adventure Bar Group, the company behind venues such as Tonight Josephine, Adventure Bar, Blame Gloria, Bar Elba and The Escapologist, is to launch its first fully outdoor venue in the former Digbeth Arena site.

Luna Springs, in the heart of Birmingham’s creative centre, will open its doors on April 12, creating 50 jobs.

The 2,500 capacity venue is named after The Lunar Society of Birmingham – an 18th Century secret club comprising prominent figureheads and creative intellectuals who meet on every full moon.

With a phased opening, The Adventure Bar group will look to expand the space as well as the food, drink and events offering over the course of the next 12 months – Phase 1 will see the space prepared for up to 400 guests while the second phase sees the space opened up to its full potential, creating capacity for up to 2,500 guests.

Tom Kidd, co-founder of The Adventure Bar Group, said: “We’re extremely excited about coming to Birmingham and embracing the creative energy and inspiration that buzzes through the city – our aim with Luna Springs is to create a hub of experience; from the very best local street food vendors on the scene to musical talent and supporting local events and movements, we want to be part of the fabric of the city and the go-to venue this summer for an incredible time.”