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British Association of Sound Systems



Welcome to the homepage of the British Association of Sound Systems (BASS). This site will give you more information about the organisation, its function, and its membership.

The BASS membership is predominantly made up of the Sound Systems that you will find located at the annual London Notting Hill Carnival (Europe's largest street festival) which takes place every year over 2 days, during the August Bank Holiday weekend in London. 

Although Sound Systems were present as an integral part of Black-British cultural expressions in Notting Hill prior to inception of the event in the 1960's, this year (2014) marks the 41st  Anniversary of (static) Sound Systems being formally invited to participate at the Carnival officially as the 5th discipline.

Please visit the member's pages for the individual Sound System profiles and information about their music policy, services and club dates etc.

You can also discover what you can look forward to in relation to entertainment at Carnival 2014 and the site also offers useful links and related information on the development of the sound system from inception to current day. Please view our article on - 

The History of Sound systems in the UK

Feel free to visit our contact page for enquiries and/or comments.





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