BIRMINGHAM Big Fish Little Fish x Camp Bestival Desi Beats Family Rave – DJ BOBBY FRICTION

We are super excited to announce the world’s first-ever DESI BEATS family rave with BBC Asian Network DJ, Bobby Friction!

Join us on a sonic journey into the sound of the underground south Asian music scene, where UK rave meets Bollywood. Expect a mashup of jungle, garage, dnb, bhangra and breaks with iconic desi beats.

Fancy dress is optional but ‘bright and beautiful’ colours are massively encouraged 🙂

All ages are very welcome, but craft and play activities are designed with under 8s in mind. Adult only groups are not permitted and prewalkers are free, but will still require a ticket.

NEWS As part of the Camp Bestival warm-up tour the event will feature the Camp Bestival Craft area with things to make and do. PLUS a chance for one lucky attending family to WIN A TICKET TO CAMP BESTIVAL. The randomly chosen family will be announced/contacted during the event.

There will be…..

  • Multi-sensory dancefloor filled with bubbles, balloons, confetti cannons, snow foam and lots of good vibes.
  • Craft and playdoh tables
  • Giant colouring-in mural
  • Baby Chill area with small ball pool, mats and tents (non-walkers only)
  • Toddler Area- (ideal for 4 and under)
  • Giant parachute dance
  • Licensed bar and sweet treats (additional cost)

We aim to give families an authentic nightclub experience so please expect limited seating, low light and a busy atmosphere.

Please email Sophie at, if you have any questions.

  • ‘Reliably excellent’ – The Guardian
  • “Worth having kids for” – BFLF First Timer
  • 2014 – 2019 Best Family Event – National Family Arts Festival Awards

IMPORTANT INFO (but a tad boring)

COVID cancellation protection

If for any reason we need to cancel the event due to COVID you will be offered a full refund or transfer to the next event


Wheelchair access to first-floor dance area is available with accessible toilets available downstairs.

Toilets and nappy changing facilities

There are toilets on all floors and changing tables and/or mats will be available. There will be no high chairs available.

Prams/buggies/general kid stuff

There is very limited storage space available, please leave prams behind if possible. Valuables (including kids) are the parent’s responsibility. Prams will not be allowed on the dance floor. Slings are encouraged and are cool!

SEND Ravers

Everyone is welcome on the dancefloor! If you, or your child, has any additional requirements, please get in touch. We have a range of measures that can help make your visit as comfortable as possible. Email for more info

What’s the refund policy?

There is a no refund policy. If you are unable to attend you may sell your tickets to someone else. If well in advance of a sold-out event please email so we can try and match you with someone on the waiting list.

If within 24hours of the event then please post them to sell on the Facebook event page. Please inform us if you post on Facebook, as we validate these posts


* Adults remain responsible for their children at all times

* Adult only groups are not admitted. A max of 3 children per adult in a family.

* The event will be busy. The dancefloor is for adults and children to dance together.

* For indoor events, low lighting/club lighting rigs (no strobes) are used. BFLF Crew will monitor the stairs.

* Please be aware that events are standing/dancing with limited seating

* Each event is stewarded and risk assessed in advance

Large Groups

If attending as a large party please ensure one adult to two children minimum. We will refuse entry to groups where there is inadequate supervision. If there are more than 4 adults per child in your group please email for pre-approval before buying tickets

Each member of your group must have a ticket and pre-walking infants are free (but ticketed). Please purchase bear in mind the age your child will be at the time the event will take place. It will cost more on the door (if tickets are available)

Sound Level

The music level is set and monitored throughout to abide by WHO guidelines. Though quieter than at adult events, it is still loud enough to feel like you are at a club. Most parents do not use ear defenders on their children but if yours are particularly sensitive to noise or if you want them to nap then you might want to consider it.


We may photograph or film small parts of the event and by entering you are giving your permission for these to be used for BFLF promotion purposes

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Just a reminder…

Please be aware that BFLF is designed to provide a family-friendly, authentic club experience and is not a traditional children’s party or disco. There will be no kid’s music, games, or DJ shout outs. The effect is to give families unity on the dancefloor – dancing together. DJs will be announced in advance of each party via Twitter and Facebook but may be subject to unavoidable change.