Its theme this year is Icons; shining a spotlight on black music legends, past and present.

Bass 15 will celebrate ten years of legends and icons of black music with ten specifically curated new events. Additionally, for the first time in ten years, BASS will host events outside of the city of Birmingham, and will also run alongside the UK’s Black History Month (October).

BASS (British Art and Street Sounds) Festival, the UK celebration of Black music and art, returns to various venues in Birmingham, in the Midlands.

This year, BASS festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of special events in the city of Birmingham and beyond in October 2015.


Thursday 1st October 2015
Diaspora Britain

Tuesday 6th October 2015
The Lowdown

Saturday 10th October 2015
Icons Of R&B

Friday 16th October 2015
Mad Professor meets Channel One

Saturday 17th October 2015
In Situ Presents Future Icons Vol.1

Wednesday 21st October 2015
Dance Hall Rocks 90s special

Saturday 24th October 2015
Lovers Rock Monologues

Sunday 25th October 2015
Desi Dikhana, Bend It Like Beckham screening and Q&A