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Live review: ALBOROSIE makes Brixton debut

Italian reggae artist ALBOROSIE, backed by Jamaican band SHENGEN CLAN, finally made his debut London appearance at the Electric Brixton earlier this month.


CULTURE reveals full UK tour this summer

Jamaica’s pre-eminent harmony group CULTURE, featuring KENYATTA HILL and THE RASITES, has announced a run of live shows across the UK later this summer.

The new dates are:


MISTY IN ROOTS reveals full UK tour

Roots reggae band MISTY IN ROOTS has added new dates across Wales, Leeds, Liverpool, Gateshead, Colchester and Falmouth to its upcoming tour this summer.

Upcoming MISTY IN ROOTS shows are:


Theme revealed for BoomTown Fair

The theme for this year’s BoomTown Fair can now be revealed as ‘Outrageous Carnival’.

Date set for BRIA Rising Up show in London

The British Reggae Industry Awards (BRIA) will be hosting its first reggae collective show called ‘Rising Up’ this summer in London.

ALI CAMPBELL’s UB40 reveals December UK shows

The UB40 line-up featuring ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE has announced three special shows in the UK at the end of the year.

The new dates are:


UB40 show in Cambridge made ‘ears bleed’

A number of UB40 fans complained that a recent gig at the Cambridge Corn Exchange was so loud it made “ears bleed” and “altered heart rhythms”.

The band has apologised to fans who complained about the noise levels and offered free tickets to another show.


Simmer Down Festival headliner revealed: STEEL PULSE

One of UK's fastest growing and most diverse festivals returns to the beautiful surroundings of Handsworth Park with headliners STEEL PULSE.

The festival takes place on 20 July at Handsworth Park in Birmingham.


LONDON INTL SKA FEST kicks off this week

The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital later this week (17-20 April) with 50 acts from around the world across 15 bespoke events at famed and iconic London venues.


One Love Festival reveals Battle Of The Dubplates

The UK’s One Love Festival has revealed the full details of its sound clash for this year’s event - the Battle of the Dubplates 2014.


Reggae acts revealed for VegFest Bristol

BLACK ROOTS, ZION TRAIN and RUTS DC are among the musical acts set to perform at this year’s VegFest in Bristol.

The festival features the following reggae acts:


DAVID RODIGAN & REGGAE ROAST added to Festibelly

UK reggae acts DAVID RODIGAN, with his Ram Jam featuring JUS NOW, and REGGAE ROAST are among the first announced acts for Festibelly this summer in the New Forest.


LUCIANO adds more dates to UK tour

Jamaican reggae artists LUCIANO, I WAYNE and TEFLON will perform live next month backed by the RUFF CUTT BAND in Birmingham and Manchester.

The ‘Positive Vibrations’ tour now includes the following live dates:



The DESMOND DEKKER ACES band featuring DELROY WILLIAMS and WINSTON FRANCIS along with special guests DAVE AND ANSELL COLLINS will perform in the UK this summer.


BEAT GOES BANG gets ready for debut show

New ska group BEAT GOES BANG, featuring original THE BEAT members Everett Morton and Mickey Billingham, will perform for the first time at a pub in Birmingham this Friday.


New date set for NINJA MAN murder trial

Jamaican dancehall singer NINJA MAN, real name Desmond Ballentine, will return to court on 10 November to face murder charges.

The legendary artist was in Jamaica’s Home Circuit Court today just days after VYBZ KARTEL was handed a 35-year sentence for murder.


HOLLIE COOK reveals album launch party

Reggae singer HOLLIE COOK will next month launch her second studio album Twice at a party in Hoxton, East London.


REBELATION announces show in Sheffield

UK reggae and ska band REBELATION will perform in Sheffield next month alongside STEEL CITY RHYTHM and DUBCENTRAL.



The first acts can now be revealed for Glastonbury 2014 including THE WAILERS, DEXYS and MS DYNAMITE.

Gaz's Rocket Lounge in Shangri-La will also feature headliners THE DELEGATORS, THE TROJANS and the MELBOURNE SKA OCHESTRA, among others.