REGGAE

  • Once More With Feeling

    By Chris Wells on July 26, 2018
    FEELING FESTIVAL – TENERIFE JUNE 29, 2018 By John Masouri. Tenerife, the so-called ‘Island Of Eternal Spring’, is the ideal place for a reggae festival with its sun-drenched climate and long-standing popularity as a holiday destination. [Not to mention the fact that it’s less than two hundred miles from Africa.] Starting off in the north of the island, this second […]
  • They Do It On Grass

    By Chris Wells on July 25, 2018
    Reggae On The Lawn returns to Forty Hall Estate, Enfield, EN2 9HA on Sunday, August 12, 2018 [12noon–6pm]. Now in its second year, this one day festival [organised by Make it Happen Organisation] will be headlined by the indomitable Etana, backed up powerfully by Kabaka Pyramid, Natty, Empress Lyan.S [of Britain’s Got Reggae, and Reggae Star Factor fame] and Dawn Penn. […]
  • Beres/Sanchez Summer Shows

    By Chris Wells on July 6, 2018
    Soulful Jamaican reggae man Beres Hammond is heading this way for a bunch of summer dates – made all the more special by the name of his supporting partner on this trip: Sanchez. Opening on August 18 at the Birmingham O2 Academy, the gigs then run: London, Brixton Academy [19]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [22]; Bristol, O2 Academy [23]; London, O2 Forum […]
  • Trojan 50th: Events/Releases Announced

    By Chris Wells on April 18, 2018
    Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Trojan Records are proud to announce first details of a year-long celebration of their unique history, taking in a series of live events, catalogue music releases, a documentary and definitive coffee table book. Named after the flatbed truck that revered producer Duke Reid used to move his soundsystem around Jamaica, Trojan was launched in […]
  • Remix Joss – And Win $500

    By Chris Wells on March 9, 2018
    Singer Joss Stone has just launched a competition to remix any one of five cuts from her 2015 Water For Your Soul album. Prizes for the winners include $500, inclusion on the official remix EP and more. Visit https://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/joss-stone-remix-contest/submissions/a2a41be2-1cc8-11e8-bc88-0ecda187fe01 for full details.
  • Dread On It

    By Chris Wells on February 22, 2018
    Being Blacker is filmmaker Molly Dineen’s first documentary for 10 years and tells the story of Steve ‘Blacker Dread’ Martin, music producer and record shop owner in Brixton – and also an immensely popular, larger-than-life figurehead of South London’s Jamaican community. It will be broadcast on BBC2, March 12 at 9pm and in the 11 days before that also shown […]
  • Gong For A Song

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has announced his first solo UK performances since the release of the critically acclaimed album Stony Hill. So far there are four shows planned. Catch him at: Manchester, O2 Ritz [June 28]; Leeds, O2 Academy [29]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [30]; and Brixton, O2 Academy [July 1]. Tickets go on sale on 10am Friday […]
  • Vote For Romain

    By Chris Wells on January 28, 2018
    Romain Virgo’s Lovesick tour will hit the UK come the spring. Five dates have been announced thus far: Birmingham, O2 Institute [April 4]; Manchester, Band On The Wall [5]; Leeds, Wardobe [6]; Cardiff Tramshed [7]; and London, Scala [8]. Visit www.shoobs.com for more info and to book tickets.
  • Gyptian Winter Feast

    By Chris Wells on November 17, 2017
    Rootsy Jamaican reggae man Gyptian is lined up to headline Winter Reggae Fever upcoming at London’s O2 Forum on December 3. Support comes from Gage, Sheba and Vershon. He also has 10 other dates lined up around the nation. Catch him at: Fri 1st Dec – Baab-El-Salaam, Manchester Sat 2nd Dec – Piccadilly Banqeting Suite – Birmingham Sun 3rd Dec – 02 […]
  • Marley Doc: SE London Screening

    By Chris Wells on October 5, 2017
    To coincide with Black History Month, Stanley’s Film Club in SE London are screening Bob Marley – The Making of a Legend, a film documenting the early career of the reggae legend, on October 25, from 7pm. The movie was directed by Gian Godoy and Esther Anderson, both of whom will be attending in person for a Q&A hosted by […]