Summer Commences at XOYO Birmingham with Sam Divine Hosting May Bank Holiday Roof Garden Day Party


Ibiza superstar and ‘Queen of Defected Records’ Sam Divine has been enlisted to help usher in summertime at XOYO Birmingham with a hotly anticipated Roof Garden daytime party on Saturday 4th May. This May Bank Holiday special called ‘Divine By Day’ will also star house music selectors Marc Spence, Danny Kane, Orio (Alt Soph B2B Shelby), Alex White and Nina Mckendrick. Decked out with faux grass and with foliage dripping from overhead, the XOYO Roof Garden is a hidden oasis. Soundtracked by the best of soulful house sounds at ‘Divine By Day’, clubbers can enjoy this rare spot to watch the incredible sunset with city skyline views. Tickets are selling fast and are already on Fourth release, priced at £15+bf from

Sam Divine, known as The First Lady of Defected, has risen from humble beginnings to become a prominent UK house music figure, headlining some of the world’s most significant clubs and festivals. The KISS FM radio presenter is also Founder of the highly successful imprint DVINE Sounds, which has launched over 100 releases to propel the careers of emerging talents into the spotlight. As well as balancing extensive touring and studio work, Divine’s charitable arm, D-Vita, has raised over £50,000 for Breast Cancer Research and mentored up and coming female artists via Divine’s association to Lady In The House. Expect a day party like no other when Sam Divine unleashes her unique blend of soulful house floor-fillers at XOYO Birmingham.

Joining Ms Divine are Birmingham born and bred producers, Mark Spence and Defected label mate, Danny Kane. Together they’re known as the prolific outfit Jakkin Rabbit for their unique blend of all things house, signing to the biggest house labels on the planet including, Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations, Jonny White’s No19, and Low Steppa’s Simma Black. Individually, they’ve got equally impressive discogs working with Kane remixing for such legends as Chaka Khan and Tom Findlay, and Spence owning the #1 Beatport Tech House track ‘Nasty’ via This Ain’t Bristol. Expect two quality sets and a catalogue of the finest house music when they take to the decks. 

The rest of the lineup at ‘Divine by Day’ is a further showcase of Birmingham’s best electronic music up and comers, including a debut appearance from Orio comprising of local talents Alt Soph and Shelby, XOYO resident Alex White, and Nina Mckendrick, together cementing the venue’s status as for and by the people of Birmingham.

Since opening in September 2023, XOYO Birmingham has consistently captivated Birmingham and beyond with unforgettable clubbing escapades to the score of electronic dance music’s finest. Despite its relatively short existence, XOYO Birmingham has swiftly demonstrated its prowess, inheriting the esteemed reputation of its London counterpart while forging a path as a trailblazer in Birmingham’s vibrant nightlife scene. Comprising five distinct venues and a capacity to host nearly 3,000 partygoers, XOYO Birmingham offers a truly unparalleled experience for club-goers in the West Midlands.

For those unable to travel the White Isle, XOYO Birmingham has it covered at ‘Divine By Day’ when it brings a slice of Ibiza magic to the Roof Garden, courtesy of one of electronic music’s most respected figureheads, Sam Divine.


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