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BAS II

Phoenix FM’s BAS II coverage:
Front page | Ba5ic | Protege Reign | Shiny Darkness | Sinestar | Spacebuoy | Speak and Spell

More than just a music festival, Bas II – organised by Deb Danahay, Martin Mann and Gary Clark – is a major celebration of Basildon’s role in the electronic music scene which made stars out of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and many other bands.

Shiny Darkness live on stage

The event kicked off with a bus tour around sites special to Basildon’s late 70s/early 80s musical heritage and also included a memorabilia exhibition at James Hornsby school, the site of Depeche Mode’s first ever live performance in 1980. And of course there was lots of live music – performances from Blancmange, Tenek, Marlow, Modovar, Naked Lunch (who reformed for this event and played their first live show in 30 years!), Protege Reign, Strangers, Spacebuoy, Shiny Darkness, Electro Kill Machine, Ba5ic and Speak and Spell, as well as DJing from Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar/Client), Dave Charles, Chi and Steve, Dr Atmo and Dan Martin.

Sadly we didn’t manage to talk to everyone but we did manage to talk to Ba5ic, Protege Reign, Shiny Darkness, Sinestar, Spacebuoy and Speak and Spell, and we caught a number of the bands live as well.

Unlike some other events, everyone was SO friendly – people had come from all over the world and everyone we spoke to just seemed so happy to be there! If there’s a Bas III you’ll hear all about it on Phoenix FM ….

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BAS II

Phoenix FM’s BAS II coverage:
Front page | Ba5ic | Protege Reign | Shiny Darkness | Sinestar | Spacebuoy | Speak and Spell

More than just a music festival, Bas II – organised by Deb Danahay, Martin Mann and Gary Clark – is a major celebration of Basildon’s role in the electronic music scene which made stars out of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and many other bands.

Shiny Darkness live on stage

The event kicked off with a bus tour around sites special to Basildon’s late 70s/early 80s musical heritage and also included a memorabilia exhibition at James Hornsby school, the site of Depeche Mode’s first ever live performance in 1980. And of course there was lots of live music – performances from Blancmange, Tenek, Marlow, Modovar, Naked Lunch (who reformed for this event and played their first live show in 30 years!), Protege Reign, Strangers, Spacebuoy, Shiny Darkness, Electro Kill Machine, Ba5ic and Speak and Spell, as well as DJing from Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar/Client), Dave Charles, Chi and Steve, Dr Atmo and Dan Martin.

Sadly we didn’t manage to talk to everyone but we did manage to talk to Ba5ic, Protege Reign, Shiny Darkness, Sinestar, Spacebuoy and Speak and Spell, and we caught a number of the bands live as well.

Unlike some other events, everyone was SO friendly – people had come from all over the world and everyone we spoke to just seemed so happy to be there! If there’s a Bas III you’ll hear all about it on Phoenix FM ….

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BAS II

Phoenix FM’s BAS II coverage:
Front page | Ba5ic | Protege Reign | Shiny Darkness | Sinestar | Spacebuoy | Speak and Spell

More than just a music festival, Bas II – organised by Deb Danahay, Martin Mann and Gary Clark – is a major celebration of Basildon’s role in the electronic music scene which made stars out of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and many other bands.

Shiny Darkness live on stage

The event kicked off with a bus tour around sites special to Basildon’s late 70s/early 80s musical heritage and also included a memorabilia exhibition at James Hornsby school, the site of Depeche Mode’s first ever live performance in 1980. And of course there was lots of live music – performances from Blancmange, Tenek, Marlow, Modovar, Naked Lunch (who reformed for this event and played their first live show in 30 years!), Protege Reign, Strangers, Spacebuoy, Shiny Darkness, Electro Kill Machine, Ba5ic and Speak and Spell, as well as DJing from Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar/Client), Dave Charles, Chi and Steve, Dr Atmo and Dan Martin.

Sadly we didn’t manage to talk to everyone but we did manage to talk to Ba5ic, Protege Reign, Shiny Darkness, Sinestar, Spacebuoy and Speak and Spell, and we caught a number of the bands live as well.

Unlike some other events, everyone was SO friendly – people had come from all over the world and everyone we spoke to just seemed so happy to be there! If there’s a Bas III you’ll hear all about it on Phoenix FM ….

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BAS II

Phoenix FM’s BAS II coverage:
Front page | Ba5ic | Protege Reign | Shiny Darkness | Sinestar | Spacebuoy | Speak and Spell

More than just a music festival, Bas II – organised by Deb Danahay, Martin Mann and Gary Clark – is a major celebration of Basildon’s role in the electronic music scene which made stars out of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and many other bands.

Shiny Darkness live on stage

The event kicked off with a bus tour around sites special to Basildon’s late 70s/early 80s musical heritage and also included a memorabilia exhibition at James Hornsby school, the site of Depeche Mode’s first ever live performance in 1980. And of course there was lots of live music – performances from Blancmange, Tenek, Marlow, Modovar, Naked Lunch (who reformed for this event and played their first live show in 30 years!), Protege Reign, Strangers, Spacebuoy, Shiny Darkness, Electro Kill Machine, Ba5ic and Speak and Spell, as well as DJing from Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar/Client), Dave Charles, Chi and Steve, Dr Atmo and Dan Martin.

Sadly we didn’t manage to talk to everyone but we did manage to talk to Ba5ic, Protege Reign, Shiny Darkness, Sinestar, Spacebuoy and Speak and Spell, and we caught a number of the bands live as well.

Unlike some other events, everyone was SO friendly – people had come from all over the world and everyone we spoke to just seemed so happy to be there! If there’s a Bas III you’ll hear all about it on Phoenix FM ….

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