Taking place throughout November in a range of locations across the city, Bradford Music Month aims to showcase its diverse music scenes.
Described as its “core” event, its bhangra and bassline daytime rave will be celebrating the subcultures of Bradford’s Daytimers movement on November 18 at The Mill.
The Daytimers movement was formed by South Asian teens looking for a safe space to party and has developed into a “historic affinity between the city and bassline music”.
This safe space and sober rave will be available for families to attend with sets from Deejay AJ, Jae Depz, Spice Nights and more.
Other events include public opera performances, a soul and R&B event and a garden party with workshops and music.
Bradford Music Month is run by a team of musicians, venue managers and record labels with support from Bradford Council, Bradford Producing Hub and Arts Council England.
The month-long celebration is led by musician Sinead Campbell, QM Records founder Ned Archibong and events manager Gail Simpkins.
Sinead Campbell, Bradford Music Month Project Manager says: “Music Month shines a light on the diverse gigs and workshops happening around the district.”
Campbell continues: “We also programme our own unique events that bring something a little different to Bradford such as sober raves that bring together Bhangra and Basseline, a Bradford Opera and the Garden of Eden which brings together intimate gigs and a programme of wellbeing music workshops.”
She adds: “It is great to work on a project with a goal to grow whilst remaining authentic- keeping values of quality and inclusivity intact.”
Bradford Music Month launched last year as part of its 2025 UK City of Culture initiative with hopes the month will continue beyond 2025.
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