London ska band POPES OF CHILLITOWN has been revealed as the main support act for the upcoming VOODOO GLOW SKULLS UK tour.
The VGS tour kicks off next month and includes the following dates:
Southern California’s THE AGGROLITES have announced a live show in the UK next year.
The reggae gig takes place on 2 May 2016 at The Point in Sunderland and tickets are priced at £12 in advance.
In 2011 THE AGGROLITES put out a studio album called Rugged Road on Young Cub Records.
The Godfathers of ska punk VOODOO GLOW SKULLS have added a show in Brighton to their upcoming tour of the UK.
The Californian band has been spreading the sound of West Coast ska-core since 1988 and will return to the UK and Europe for a quick three week tour..
The tour, including support from POPES OF CHILLITOWN on most nights, includes the following gigs:
Tickets are now on sale for SANCHEZ and ROMAIN VIRGO’s live show in London early next year.
The gig takes place on 13 February 2016 at the Troxy with tickets priced from £38.50 to £85.
They will be joined by special guests CHARDEL RORDEN, winner of reggae star factor 2014, and Belgian reggae princess ONESTY.
2Tone ska performer NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS has teamed up with Jamaican legend DANDY LIVINGSTONE for a show in London.
Adding to ‘Three generations of ska’ BUSTER SHUFFLE is the main support act on the night.
The show takes place on 22 April 2016 at Under The Bridge in Hammersmith.
Tickets cost £20 in advance.
New Year is just around the corner again. ReggaeChapter selects its top 10 reggae or reggae-influenced nights happening around the UK on 31 December.
In no particular order, they are:
1. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: VIN GORDON + THE REAL ROCK BAND + DJ JAH WORDS SOUND
(Nell's Jazz and Blues, London)
Bristol Archive Records has announced its first release of 2016 - The Bristol Roots Explosion compilation which will be available on 4 March 2016.
The vinyl and digital release, distributed by Shellshock/SRD, follows the theme set by The Midlands Roots Explosion.
The album features the likes of JOSHUA MOSES, BUNNY MARRETT and TALISMAN, among others.
Early bird tickets priced at £145 are now on sale for WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) 2016.
WOMAD takes place on 28-31 July 2016 at Charlton Park in Wiltshire.
The festival will feature 200 performances from more than 100 artists across seven stages.
British reggae DJ DAVID RODIGAN has announced a new run of Ram Jam tour dates for Spring 2016.
The Ram Jam tour includes the following dates:
Jamaican artist and producer LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY has announced a live show in Manchester early next year.
The gig takes place on 15 March 2016 at Band On The Wall with tickets priced at £22.50-24.50 in advance.
Ska group BAD MANNERS is releasing a Christmas single this year in aid of foodbank providers The Trussell Trust.
The band says its newly recorded version of “What Simon Says” will raise awareness of hunger as well as cash, according to Third Force News.
There is less than a week to go until the UK Festival Awards and Conference 2015 takes place in London.
The prestigious award ceremony takes place on 26 November at iconic London venue The Roundhouse in Camden.
Awards include Best Major, Medium-Sized and Small Festival, Best Family Festival, Best Overseas Festival, Best Headline Performance, and of course Best Toilets!
Festivals shortlisted across the 23 categories include Bestival, Latitude, Reading & Leeds, many of which usually feature a good selection of ska and reggae acts.
Ska band THE ESTIMATORS have lined up live shows in the coming month plus a couple of dates into 2016.
Upcoming shows now include:
Jamaican dancehall artist KONSHENS will head up a ‘Dancehall Special’ in London next year alongside PRINCE MARNI and VERSHON.
The show takes place on 4 March 2016 at the Coronet in London, with tickets priced from £18.11 in advance.
Top ska act THE BEAT is among the first batch of bands revealed for the Bristol Ska & Mod Festival next year.
The day-long event takes place on 27 March 2016 at Motion and will also feature performances from 2RUDE and THE EMPERIALS, among many others.
Early bird tickets are now available priced at £20.
Saxophonist LEE THOMPSON and 10-piece band THE SILENCERZ will perform a show in Essex next month.
The founding member of ska legends MADNESS will join Barnet-based ensemble THE SILENCERZ to play some reggae, ska, funk and Motown that has inspired him over the years.
The show takes place on 19 December at the Town Hall in Saffron Walden, with tickets priced at £12 in advance.
Californian ska punk band VOODOO GLOW SKULLS have added shows in London, High Wycombe, Norwich and Milton Keynes to their upcoming tour around the UK.
The tour, which includes support from POPES OF CHILLITOWN, now includes the following gigs:
Birmingham reggae group STEEL PULSE is campaigning for funds to complete a new documentary film called 'Dreadtown'.
The Guardian has put out its latest reggae, dancehall and soca playlist featuring MAVADO, MACHEL MONTANO and ALAINE.
MONTANO delivers another high-quality soca track with “Temperature”, while KERWIN DU BOIS featuring PATRICE ROBERTS deliver more soca vibes with “Unforgettable”.
North London musician NATTY will next month perform a run of intimate shows around the capital.
The 'Four Corners Tour' includes the following dates: