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This website ( is here specifically to inform the public about the aims, goals and activities of the BMF, provide a Calendar of upcoming events, the ability to enter the festival and provide details of this and future Festivals.

As a responsible, transparent organisation, we have no need, use or desire to use your personal data or contact information in any way other than absolutely essential, and to the extent you personally agree to. 


In compliance with the recommendations and regulations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enforceable as of 25 May 2018, all members and visitors must OPT-IN or manually input your information before we will use your data to contact you, and we will maintain complete transparency within this policy and within our communication in how you can opt both in and out of any communication with us, as well as details on how to access what data we have on you and why, as well as request that data be deleted/removed from our databases.


Please feel free to have a read of our policy and discover the when, where and why on the data we may collect and use, and if you still have any queries or questions, or would like to request details on any information we may hold on you, please do not hesitate to get in touch at


This Privacy Policy was last updated on 29 January 2022.



This website uses cookies.   We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient.  It also allows us to see how many visitors go on to click through to the associated websites, go on to enter the Festival and other important statistical information that we need to support your online experience with us.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website by clicking on the banner that appears when you open the website.

What information is collected?


Some cookies collect information about browsing behaviour when you access this website via the same computer or device.  This includes information about pages viewed and your journey around a website.  We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details. The BMF can use cookies to monitor your browsing and purchasing behaviour.


How are cookies managed?


The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access our websites are designed by BMF directly, our web builder software WIX (whose Privacy Policy can be found HERE) or third party software and programme developers for the purposes of analytics.


What are cookies used for?


The main purposes for which cookies are used are: -

1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our website.

2. To enable the BMF to collect information about your visitor browsing patterns, interaction with specific areas of the site, click through to the entry pages and other important diagnostics.


How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.
How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.

Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: 


For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”

2. Click on the “privacy” tab

3. Select the setting the appropriate setting


For Google Chrome:

1. Choose Settings> Advanced

2. Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”.

3. Click “Cookies”


For Safari:

1. Choose Preferences > Privacy

2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”


For Mozilla Firefox:

1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”

2. Click on the icon “privacy”

3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options


For Opera 6.0 and further:

1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”

2. Privacy

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. This may lead to audio-visual problems and other complications with successfully navigating the site.



When someone visits, we used a third party service - Google Analytics - to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.


We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to certain parts of the sites, the general geographic location of visitors and other important diagnostics. 


This information is only processed in a way which does not identify any persons. We do not make, and do not allow any third parties to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site.





When you enter the Festival at make a purchase online at, you will be required to enter certain personal contact information such as your name, address data, email and contact numbers via the eCommerce software on our website.


Any information provided at the point of entry sale is essential in order for us to verify purchases, ensure entries are valid and emailed to the correct persons, and also to have a means of getting in touch with the customer should there be any important updates regarding the festival (i.e. cancellation or refunds). 


Please be assured that this information is privately and safely stored on our online booking software, which is password-encrypted and is only accessible by BMF committee members. 


Please also be assured we do not share any personal details with any other company.

eCommerce Software: EcWid, PayPal and SSL Certification

When you make a purchase on, you will complete your payment through PayPal.

This method of payment have been chosen due to its reliability, proven track record in online payments, as well as the stringent safety and encryption methods they use, all in the interests of offering a safe purchasing environment for site visitors.

Our site is also secured with appropriate SSL Certification, which further protects visitors when making a purchase on this website and ensures that neither the BMF or any external person or third party can see or access any of the payment details you enter at checkout.

The full Privacy Policy and details on how PayPal collects, stores and uses your data and personal information, please click HERE.




We expressly do not share any specific personal information with any third parties



Please refer to the Rules of the festival page for more information about Copyright.

Takedown Notice

If you would like to request a takedown or removal of any content that appears on this website that you believe you own the Copyright for, please email Richard Abel, the BMF Chairman on, along with the direct URL for the offending content as it appears on our site and evidence of your ownership of this content.

Please be aware that it can be a criminal offence to dishonestly claim ownership or submit an untruthful or unjustified Copyright Takedown Notice.


As part of our efforts to keep members and visitors up to date with the latest news, festival information and other essential updates, we operate a database of email addresses to send out reminder emails about the current and future Festivals.


As per the agreements and statements set out throughout this Policy, we only collect and use the essential details and information necessary in order to contact individuals when important festival information is available.


How do I Opt-In / Out?


In order to OPT-IN for updates, you will need to enter the festival and tick the checkbox giving permission.


By doing this, you are agreeing with this Privacy Policy and the submission of the data that you provide specifically for the purposes of keeping you informed about the BMF.


If you wish to OPT-OUT of any such emails and registration, you can do so at any time by visiting our Unsubscribe page.


Under law, you are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold at any time. 


To request a copy of your personal information; please write to  the Birmingham Music Festival Chairman:

Richard Abel,
14 Shelwick Grove,
B93 8UH.


All such requests will be handled and responded to in a timely manner.


The Privacy Notice was last updated on 29/01/2022. It will be re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure it is in accordance with any updated legislation and remains accurate, and amended accordingly where necessary.


PLEASE NOTE - The revision above dated 29/01/2022 has already been configured to ensure it is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25/05/2018.

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