BBC Music Day - Pass the Mic 2018

  • Daljinder Johal

Pass the Mic is a female-led music event that launched Festival of Audacity 2018 on Thursday 27th September to celebrate 100 years since women in the UK were granted the right to vote. Pass the Mic is an event which is run in support of BBC Music Day 2018. It formed part of their celebration of women in music and is linked to activity in communities across the UK. Pass the Mic took place on a West Midland Metro tram with a different female spoken word artist or musician between every stop from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. The event was filmed and hosted by BBC Asian Network.

BBC Music Day
BBC Music Day brings the nation together to celebrate the power of music to change lives. From celebrating community music projects and initiatives, to working with big-name musicians through a host of performances and activities across TV, Radio and Online, BBC Music Day shines a light on our relationship with music, and explores the impact it can have on our lives.

Free Radical
Festival of Audacity and Pass the Mic are presented by Free Radical.
Free Radical is an art activism platform giving young people space, mentally, digitally and physically, to tell stories about themselves and the world. Free Radical uses combined arts including spoken word, music and digital media to develop exciting young, diverse artists, producers and cultural entrepreneurs which reflect and celebrate the vibrancy of Birmingham.