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BASS Festival Unveils Lineup for 2018

2018 marks 50 years since the birth of Reggae  so to celebrate, Punch Records’ BASS Festival have decided to throw an entire month’s worth of celebrations in honour of the music from ‘the little island in the sun’.

BASS2018 is to feature live music, film screenings, debate and conversation, workshops, and visual arts, running throughout October, featuring different key figures and across multiple venues in and around Birmingham. You can enjoy performances from reggae royalty, as Freddie McGregorToots & The Maytals, and Winta James will all be lining up to help celebrate the sound of reggae music.

Toots And The Maytals

With Steel Pulse‘s Handsworth Revolution also celebrating this year (40 years old!!), BASS2018 will also be paying homage to the iconic release. In addition to this, you can take in a selection of reggae’s filmography, as a weekly cinema club will be broadcasting some classics from the past fifty years.

Here’s the rundown of what, where, when, and how much for each event taking place during BASS2018

Film Club
4, 11, 16 & 26 October
The Mockingbird Cinema, The Custard Factory, Birmingham
FREE

Toots & The Maytals 
10 October
O2 Institute, Birmingham
Tickets: £29.50

REVOLUTION! 40 years of Steel Pulse’s Handsworth Revolution
13 October
Mural location: Handsworth Wellbeing Centre, Holly Road, Birmingham
FREE

Freddie McGregor
24 October – 7pm
The Jam House, Birmingham
£20

The Mighty Diamonds
26 October – 6pm
O2 Institute, Birmingham
£12.50

Reggae 100 – The Next 50 Years
30 October – 7pm
ACMC, Birmingham
FREE

At the Controls – Production masterclass with Winta James
31 October – 6pm-8pm
Access Creative College, Birmingham
FREE

Tickets for the various bits and bobs at BASS2018 are available to buy now. You can grab yours, here.

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