Breaking Barz celebrates its 2-year anniversary by taking over Band On The Wall with a huge lineup headlined by Blazer Boccle. Come and learn about the life and legacy of Manchester's uncrowned boxing champion Len Johnson and celebrate Black History through live music. Su pport from
26-year-old Blazer Boccle is used to being a contradiction. “My whole life has been lived in between very different spaces,” Blazer says. His Rastafarian mother raised him on a council estate in Bradford on a diet of Lauryn Hill, Angie Stone and Erykah Badu, all the while Rock and guitar music blasted from neighbours' back gardens in the predominantly white neighbourhood.
“The energy of the crowd feels like nowhere else in Manchester right now. The radical inclusivity that characterises the event manifests itself in an audience that fully embraces and lifts up the artists. Breaking Barz has the most electric atmosphere of any gig I have been to in Manchester in the past few years” (Salt Magazine 2023)