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Setting Da Standards Brings Their First Live Virtual Festival 'The Bop Live' To Life On November 27th 2020

Setting Da Standards Brings Their First Live Virtual Festival 'The Bop Live' To Life On November 27th 2020

Author: Tom Dingley | Tuesday 17th November 2020

Setting Da Standards Brings Their First Live Virtual Festival 'The Bop Live' To Life On November 27th 2020 Photograph

Brand new virtual festival 'The Bop Live' will be streamed on YouTube on November 27th showcasing some of London's finest grassroots musical talent.

Setting Da Standards closes 2020 with their first ever virtual live festival 'The Bop'. The 4 staged mini festival will consist of 4 headliners and 15 supporting acts; delivering some of the best grassroots talent coming out of London. The free festival will take place on November 27th 2020 and can be streamed on YouTube or via theboplive.com.

The Bop Live was designed to put some of the amazing creative spaces Croydon has to offer. Over the years many of these spaces have been closed, limiting the amount of access artists have to show off their talents in these amazing creative spaces.

Croydon is often looked down on and you rarely hear positive things associated with it. Being from Croydon I know different and that's what we at SDS are doing, changing that narrative. We've seen first hand a plethora of talented creatives from this borough who deserve local grassroot spaces to showcase their talents. The Bop Live was created to not only shine a light on some of these creatives and the borough but also to invite other creatives from other areas to see what we the Croydoners are offering" - Founder Makeda Bennett-Amparbeng speaks on the festival.

Each stage has been filmed at one of Croydon's iconic venues to portray the always vibrant live performance scene - Reggaemasters, The Front Room, Project B and Limitless VR. The 4 stages each have their own unique theme - all female line-up, rappers only stage, Croydoners only stage and the alternative RnB stage. Each of these stages has also been curated by The Floor Magazine, Yes Gurl and of course Setting Da Standards.

SDS is a community arts company predominantly led by two young, black women determined to highlight the immense talent their hometown has to offer. Makeda and Jade have worked tirelessly to put on events throughout Croydon over the years which has seen some of the artists who have graced their stage, go on to booking major festivals and signing record deals. From monthly ‘hub nights’ to a fully fledged festival supported by The Arts Council England this is clearly an event with lots of promise and not one to be missed!