King’s Heath gets ready to get Stoned again

One day festival to celebrate landmark Rolling Stones date.

Europe’s foremost Rolling Stones tribute band The Stones return to the Hare & Hounds on Sunday 20th September after their sensational show last year in a concert to conclude King’s Heath’s 52nd Anniversary celebration of The Rolling Stones’ first-ever appearance in Birmingham at the now sadly burnt down Ritz Ballroom.

King’s Heath Walk of Fame’s day-long Rolling Stones Fest 2015 will start with an Acoustic Session featuring many great local musicians at Fletchers Bar from 3pm-6pm and ending with The Stones performing a two hour show at the Hare & Hounds next door to the old ballroom.

On 7th June 1963 the Rolling Stones released their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry’s Come On. On 14th September 1963 they played one of their firstgigs outside London and their first ever in Birmingham at King’s Heath’s Ritz Ballroom. The day after they returned to London to play at the Great Pop Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bob Prew and Ken Whittaker, joint organisers of the King’s Heath Walk of Fame, said “Rolling Stones fans from all over the country are expected to flock to King’s Heath again for our annual celebration of the greatest rock and roll band in the world’s Birmingham debut. Tickets need to be bought early as the both events are likely to sell out for this really special celebration of the day in 1963 that King’s Heath got stoned.”

Tickets for the evening concert by The Stones at the Hare and Hounds cost £10 cash in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe or £10 + booking fee from

Tickets for the afternoon Acoustic Session at Fletchers cost £3 in advance from the Kitchen Garden Cafe, £3.30 from