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UK reggae artist HOLLIE COOK has been added to four dates on the upcoming PROTOJE and THE INDIGGNATION tour.

COOK will be appearing on 13, 14, 18 and 20 October, while BECCA D will be on all dates except Brighton. TODDLA T will be performing at the Oxford show.

The big tour includes the following dates:


VOODOO GLOW SKULLS lines up UK shows

US ska punk band VOODOO GLOW SKULLS has announced three live shows in the UK early next year.

The Californian group, with support from POPES OF CHILLITOWN, has so far lined up the following gigs:


Jamaica dominates MOBO reggae nominations

The nominees for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards can now be revealed, including five Jamaicans in the 'Best Reggae Act' category.

The shortlist includes the following artists:


Interview: ReggaeChapter speaks to PROTOJE

Rising Jamaican artist PROTOJE will be hitting the UK this month for his first ever tour of the country.

With his third album Ancient Future going stratospheric this year, a lot of material from the new record will be aired on the seven-date tour. 


RUTS DC lines up big UK tour

Reggae-punk band RUTS DC will embark on a major UK tour throughout this month.

The 'Psychic Attack' tour includes the following dates:


KABAKA PYRAMID lines up UK tour

Rising Jamaican artist KABAKA PYRAMID has lined up dates next month for his UK tour.

The shows include:


Live review: MAX ROMEO wows Bristol

Famed Jamaican reggae artist MAX ROMEO finally made it to Bristol last week [20 September] to perform for a capacity crowd at The Fleece.



Jamaican singer BARRINGTON LEVY has been hospitalised after contracting Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease.

LEVY issued the following statement after cancelling a show in Los Angeles on Sunday:

“I apologise to all my fans who wanted to see me but i ain’t got no other choice than taking care of my health.”


Dozens injured at US reggae festival

Up to 40 people have been injured after a crowd rushed a stage during a reggae music festival at Tempe Beach Park in Arizona.

According to local reports two young people suffered life-threatening injuries at the Summer Ends Music Festival on Saturday night.

Tempe fire officials said nine people were taken to a nearby hospital after the incident 7pm during REBELUTION’s set.


Tickets on sale for GLADDY WAX SOUND SYSTEM all-nighter

Super early bird tickets are available for GLADDY WAX SOUND SYSTEM in session this November.

The rare London outing takes place on 20 November at Electrowerks which is behind Angel tube station.

A limited number of tickets are on sale priced at just £3, rising to £5 in advance.

JANET KAY lines up live shows in the UK

Lovers rock singer JANET KAY has lined up some live performances in London, Birmingham and Nottingham in the months ahead.

Upcoming shows now include:


Last weekend for Glastonbury 2016 registration

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2016 go on sale soon and this weekend is the last chance to register.

Glastonbury Festival takes place on 22-26 June 2016 at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Tickets cost £228, secured with a £50 deposit, and go on sale at 9am on 4 October.

To buy a ticket fans over the age of 12 must be registered. Registration will close at 9am on 29 September.

THE SELECTER reveals 2016 show

2Tone ska band THE SELECTER featuring Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson will perform in Falmouth in February next year.

The show on 26 February 2016 follows a big tour of the UK throughout November and December later this year.


Latest addition to London Intl Ska Festival

The London International Ska Festival has revealed the latest band to be added its 2016 event: UK ska legends ARTHUR KAY AND THE ORIGINALS.

The ska festival takes place on 24-27 March 2016 at various venues around the capital.

It already includes top acts such as JOHNNY OSBOURNE, U-ROY and STRANGER COLE.


Guardian puts out reggae playlist

The Guardian has put out a new reggae, dancehall and soca playlist featuring FACE T, POPCAAN and FARMER NAPPY.

Erin MacLeod has selected the following tracks this month from “Mi Nuh Trust Friend (Weh Fren Aguh)”, “Happy Street Riddim” by ONE ARMY ENTERTAINMENT and finishing up with “Everybody” by VYBZ KARTEL.


UB40 ft Ali, Astro & Mickey reveal 2016 UK tour

Birmingham reggae band UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have announced a Labour Of Love UK tour in spring next year.

The band will be performing the albums Labour Of Love I and Labour Of Love II at all shows.

The new dates are:


THE BEAT lines up more live shows

Top 2Tone ska band THE BEAT has added more UK performances to its upcoming touring schedule.

Upcoming shows for the Birmingham band now include:


Early bird Bestival 2016 tickets go on sale

A limited number of early bird (phase two) tickets for Bestival 2016 are now on sale priced at £190 for the weekend.

Bestival takes place on 8-11 September 2016 at the Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight.

The organisers are offering a 34-week payment plan which means an adult ticket can now be bought with an initial £25 deposit followed by 33 weekly payments of around £5.

Glastonbury 2016 ticket price confirmed

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2016 have been confirmed at £228 plus £5 booking fee per ticket and postage.

Online registration is free of charge and will close at 9am on 29 September.

Festival-goers must be registered before this date if they intend to book tickets in either the coach or general admission sales in October. Tickets go on sale at 9am on 4 October.

Tickets for the 2015 event sold out in less than 26 minutes.

Live review: MADNESS at the County Ground

London ska legends MADNESS stopped in Bristol last week for an epic performance at the County Ground.

The show featured on the final leg of the band’s Grandslam Tour of major sporting venues around the UK.

Unfortunately the home of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club suffered poor sound quality and a lack of atmosphere on the night, but that didn’t stop thousands of ska nuts enjoying this rare occasion in the city.