Burning Brass

Backwell Festival

Burning Brass

Kicking off our Saturday programme, this fabulous all female collective of New Orleans style horn players and drummers! Burning Brass led the Lantern March through Bristol honouring 100 years of women’s suffrage and played at International Women’s Day, and we are thrilled they will be joining us. Do play around with the title of the band to get the pun – it’s easier if you are from ‘The South’!

The Burning Brass musicians hail from several Bristol bands, including the Ambling Band, The Brass Disciples, Sisters of Swing, Batala and African Sambistas.  They cite their influences as Youngblood Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, Broken Brass Ensmeble, Hackney Colliery Band, Riot Jazz Brass Band, The Soul Rebels, Lucky Chops

We celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage all weekend with Lucienne Boyce’s Suffragette Stories in the Literature Tent immediately after Burning Brass @ 1.30, and on Sunday, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party, Sophie Walker joins our panel discussion @ 11am.

We have some awesome women performing at the festival all weekend and making it happen behind the scenes!  We salute you all! Send us an email/FB message/tweet of centenary love if you made it all the way through this listing – it’s always good to know people read our stuff 🙂 xx We luv you too! xx