Bass Festival Is Back For October 2019 And This Year, We're Shining A Spotlight On THE FUTURE.

Now In Its 13th Year, Bass Festival has Teamed Up With Two Of Birmingham's Brightest Young Creatives To Curate The Festival And Leave A New Legacy.

 This Year's Curators, Aliyah Hasinah And Rtkal, Will Be Showcasing Exclusively Black Artists, Creatives, Speakers & Performers From Birmingham, The Uk & Beyond. 

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Expect Six Days Of Live Music, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Exhibitions And Film Screenings Across Some Of Birmingham's Hidden Venues.

 As Well As An Unveiling Ceremony Of our 'Future Faces Of Birmingham' Mural. Including an Exclusive event featuring

Great British Bake Off's Liam Charles and so much more.

 

The BASHY WEEKENDER ends the festival with Live Music over 2 days from Artists: Jevon, Randy Valentine, Big Zeeks, Cali P, 808INK, Anaïs, Jamie Rodigan, Italo Skarcha, Layfullstop.

Jevon

Born in Mozart, west London, twenty-four-year-old singer-rapper-producer Jevon does it all. Jevon's distinctive sound is a mash up grime, hip hop, R&B, jazz, reggae and just about anything else he can get his hands on. Expect an amazing performance from him at the BASHY WEEKENDER

Big Zeeks

Dj'ing from 13, hosting parties the age 15, Big Zeeks has earnt his name and legacy! 

His catalogue of hits are sure to set the stage on fire!

We're #happy to have him headlining the BASHY WEEKENDER!!

Aleighcia Scott

Aleighcia Scott is a singer songwriter from Cardiff who uniquely blends reggae, soul, R&B and gospel into her music. Her recent EP 'Forever in Love' reached the top 10 of the UK iTunes reggae chart, proving that Aleighcia is currently at the top of her game and continues to rise. Can't wait to see her grace the stage at BASHY WEEKENDER

JAS CRW

JAS CRW is an energetic, afro-urban oriented trio flying over from Zurich, Switzerland!! 

Known for their powerful live shows and a strong desire for progression, JAS CRW is already celebrating successes all over Switzerland, Germany and even Mozam. 

We can't wait for the electrifying set at the BASHY WEEKENDER

We teamed up with one of the UK's biggest Dancehall selectors and one of the most enduring characters on British radio. His talent as a selector has expanded to almost every major city in the UK and Europe. Robbo Ranks hosts, mixes and presents BASS2019 the FUTURE of Reggae.

A 3 part Audio Series, exploring the Future of UK, Female and International Reggae. 

ROBBO RANKS

TRPHSE

We have joined forces with Birmingham's very own TRPHSE for a special club invasion 🛸🖖🏾

Headlining this show is the London based rap duo; 808INK who be pulling up with some exclusive heat from their forthcoming album “Noisy Neighbours “. 

Supporting this we have:  Rinse FM radio presenter, Jossy Mitsu, TRPHSE Residents - Sharnie, Sham Steele, Gallah, Horrickle and Timma T and more acts to be announced! This is a night not night to miss - tickets

BASS2019 is more than music

Aliyah Hasinah & Rtkal have done an incredible job in creating a programme of diverse events.

Touching and reflecting on modern cultureTake a look at some of the amazing events we have lined up.

MORE THAN MUSIC

HEAUX NOIRE

Our Curator Aliyah Hasinah brings the HEAUX NOIRE experience to BASS2019!

Listen up as black and brown womxn* share their stories through poetry and music presented by arts platform Heaux Noire.

Heaux Noire presents poets, performers and musicians sharing their stories in a night created to inspire, support and uplift the voices of womxn of colour – come and join us for a night full of melanin. Featured artists include Layfullstop, Anaïs & KMu x Ru and resident DJ M-PRESS.

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THE 8 CLUB

Join the producers and stars of The 8 Club series for a screening followed by a panel on what the future of masculinity looks like in 2019 and beyond. Panel discussion hosted by Rakeem featuring Adam Pugh, Joshua Millwood & Michael Simon. Watch one of their fantastic episodes below and get a ticket for the event here

BEATS & BAKES:

LIAM CHARLES X THE GREEN ROOM

A conceptual conversationalist music show plus no-holds-barred Q&A, hosted by Rapper/DJ Weyland McKenzie (aka Wey & Nephew) and Team GB athlete Reuben Arthur. Plus special guest, British baker and presenter of Bake Off: The Professionals, Liam Charles. Futuristic Beats and Baking!!

MURAL UNVEILING

Join us and celebrate the future icons of the UK's most diverse city. Be there for the big unveiling and see who features in Birmingham's latest permanent artwork.

BUILT OF PAST IN PRESENT EXHIBITION 

Built of Past in Present Exhibition Launch

Exclusive preview of our BASS 2019 exhibition, featuring fresh work by multimedia artists Emmanuel Unaji, Najma Abdulle and photographer Adama Jalloh.

Be the first to see this new futuristic work, vibes & exhibition - mingle with the artists and enjoy live music in the bespoke gallery.

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The artists will also be in conversation with curator Aliyah Hasinah on the night.

(Exhibition on from 22-27th Oct 10-6pm) Keyrah DJing.

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