Rewired PR | News | BASS Festival set to revolutionise urban culture – Punch Records’ BASS Festival (British Arts and Street Sounds), the UK’s only month-long celebration of Black music and art, returns in June to bring the theme of Revolution to Birmingham with a range of music, arts and fashion events in venues across the city. Digbeth highlights include:
Club nights with Benji B at the Hare and Hounds and local Hip Hop stalwart Juice Aleem at The Rainbow.
Other planned highlights include Pauline Black, lead singer with Two Tone outfit The Selecter, who revolutionised music through the Two Tone movement 30 years ago. BASS Festival marks this key figure for women in music by a special event in the intimate surroundings of The Edge, where she will talk about her career, new book and play tracks from her new album – and hopefully a few old classics to boot.
Trendsetter and US Hip Hop artist Spec Boogie, who hails from the same corner where The Notorious B.I.G once roamed, will be performing his underground SMASH ‘Bed Stuy’ as well as previously unheard material at the Custard Factory. This event is set to be one of THE Hip Hop gigs of the year and a sure fire sell-out.
For more information on BASS Festival and line-up announcements, visit Punch Records at www.punch-records.co.uk