Birmingham street closed due to demand for J Hus gig

A Birmingham street was shut down by police in the early hours of Wednesday (25 January) morning when hundreds of students tried to get in to see Lean and Bop grime star J Hus perform live.

Birmingham Mail reports that West Midlands Police shut down Broad Street when around 200 people were denied entry to the Pryzm nightclub.

A spokesperson for the police said they “closed Broad Street for a short time while the safety issues were addressed and crowds dispersed […] No arrests were made and the venue remained open for the students already inside.”

A spokesperson for the nightclub said, “Our Tuesday night student event was extremely popular and completely sold out. It is a ticket-only event and we don’t allow ‘walk ins’. At about 12.45am, we had a large number of people without tickets trying to gain entrance. For the safety of our customers and to control numbers, we rightfully took the decision to close the doors and asked the police to assist with a peaceful dispersal.”

J Hus – whose debut album is currently in the works – took to Twitter to express his love for the response he got from Birmingham. Check out his tweet, and footage from the roadblock, below.