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Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan Procession 2024

Ends: 18 May 2024

Last updated: 16 May 2024

What’s happening?

Vaisakhi, the Harvest Festival celebrated by the Sikh community, is set to take place on Sunday 19th May 2024 in Birmingham and Sandwell. 

The procession is scheduled to start at Babe Ke Gurdwara in Hockley at 10:00 and end between 14:15 to 14:30 in front of Baba Sang Gurdwara.

Those participating in the walk will proceed via the following route:

  • 10:00, Start: Baba Ke Gurdwara, Hockley
  • 10:20, First stop: Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Gurdwara, Soho Road
  • 11:00, Second stop: Shri Guru Ravi Dass Bhawan (Soho Road/Grove Lane junction)
  • 11:40, Third stop: Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed, Soho Road
  • 13:15, Fourth stop: Guru Nanak Gurdwara, High Street Smethwick
  • 14:30, Finish: Baba Sang Gurdwara, St Paul's Road, Smethwick

Road closures


Between 10:00am and 11:00am, rolling road closures will affect the following roads:

  • A41 Soho Hill

  • A41 Soho Road

  • Hockley Circus Roundabout exit onto A41 Northbound

  • Naden Road

  • Hampstead Road

  • Park Avenue

  • Soho Avenue

  • Piers Road

  • Whitehall Road

  • Ivy Road

  • Thornhill Road

  • Holliday Road

  • Waverhill Road

  • Stratford Road

  • Nineveh Road

Due to the above closures, expect the following bus services to experience delays or be placed on diversion: 16, 16A and 74, 101, 11A & 11C.


Between 11:00am and 14:30pm, rolling road closures will affect the following roads:

  • Grove Lane

  • Car park bank of Scotland

  • Tara Lane

  • Linwood Road

  • Boulton Road

  • Murdock Road

  • Babington Road

  • Alfred Road

  • Queens Head Road

  • Rookery Road

  • Booth Street (10:30 - 15:00)

  • Oakland Road

  • Sycamore Road

  • Mount Road

  • Brewery Street

  • Wad Street

  • Chapel Street

  • Crocketts Road

  • Anne Road

  • Cornwall Road

  • Foundry Lane

  • Rabone Park

  • Steel Bright Road

  • Soho Street

  • Rolfe Street (10:30 - 15:00)

  • Engine Street

  • Bridge Street South

  • Bridge Street North

  • Rolfe Street at the intersection with New Street

  • Hill Street

  • Rabone Lane (10:30 - 15:00)

  • A457 Tollhouse Way (10:30 - 15:00)

  • A4030 High Street (10:30 - 15:00)

  • B4169 High Street (13:00 - 18:00)

  • St Paul's Road (13:00 - 18:00)

  • Fenton Street

  • Trinity Street

  • Stony Lane

  • Dibble Road

  • Sabell Road

  • White Road

  • St Albans Road

  • Bowden Road

  • Chatwin Street

  • Bertram Road

Due to the above closures, the following bus services may also be delayed or put on a diverted route: 54/A, 80, 87 and 89.

Many of these roads are one-way only. Those which are one-way will be converted to running in both directions during the event with bespoke signage making this clear. The permanent one-way signage will be covered during the procession and the roads will be marshalled at both ends.

Alternative travel options

There are alternative travel options available via our extensive bus and rail network. To plan your journey, visit 

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.

Travelling locally?. For short trips walking or cycling could be the fastest way to get around. 

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