BASS festival wraps 10th anniversary month with three special events


BASS festival wraps 10th anniversary month with three special events

BASS 15 has been celebrating ten years of legends and icons of black music in October 2015. The music and arts festival has featured a programme of 10 iconic events throughout the month of October, with major performances in Birmingham and key venues outside the city. Programmed by music development agency Punch.

The month long celebrations end this week with these unmissable events in London and Birmingham:

Dancehall Rocks – 90’s Special
DJ Robbo Ranx presents a night celebrating dancehall music with some special surprise guests at London’s Jazz Cafe.
Wednesday 21 October – Jazz Cafe – 8pm-1am
Tickets – £8

Icons of Lovers Rock
Presenting three living legends who transformed the sound of UK Reggae. The event brings the sound of timeless music from the 80’s into theatre for one night only. Featuring Carroll Thompson, Victor Romero Evans and Janet Kay.
Saturday 24 October – The Rep, Birmingham – 8pm
Tickets – £10

Desi Dikhana: Bend it like Beckham
BASS 15 presents the power of British Asian Cinema by showcasing the classic 2002 film; BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM. A movie that defines the era of girl power, young love and humour portraying the British-Asian community. This feel good movie became a worldwide hit and is now at the West End. The evening will feature a Q&A with talent from the film.
Sunday 25 October – The Mac – 6pm
FREE event

Director of Punch, and curator of BASS 15, Ammo Talwar MBE says: “It’s been a great journey and over the past 10 years, we have commissioned over 150 artists across the UK. We are passionate about curating a programme that has a national footprint.”

Bass Festival is globally recognised as a force in the UK’s black music and arts scene, bringing a world-class line-up of artists to the region every year since its launch in 2006. BASS focuses on a different theme each year. Past themes have included; Soul, Jamaica, and Revolution. 

Over the years, BASS has been instrumental in breaking emerging artists such as Ghetts, George The Poet, JP Cooper, and Professor Green. BASS has also provided a stage for musical stalwarts including Goldie, Jah Shaka, Giles Peterson and Channel One sound-system to new, young and diverse audiences in the region

Please find full details on this week’s events plus further details on Bass Festival via: