Legendary Jamaican singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, frontman of TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, has recovered after being hit on the head by a vodka bottle thrown by a drunk fan at a concert in Virginia, USA.
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Jamaican legend HALF PINT will be passing through the UK this summer with shows in Bristol, Brixton and Manchester.
The new shows compliment a previously announced headline performance at Birmingham’s Simmer Down festival this July.
The tour includes the following shows:
Third wave ska pioneers THE TOASTERS will be back in the UK this summer for a number of shows and festival appearances.
Led by lead singer and guitarist Robert Hingley, the NYC legends continue their 30th anniversary tour this year, taking in newly announced shows in London and Dunstable.
Catch the "Two Tone Army" in full swing at the upcoming shows:
Jamaican dancehall artists VYBZ KARTEL and GAZA SLIM will return to court in July after their conspiracy case was delayed again.
According to Examiner.com on Friday morning (17 May) the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder case was mentioned at a hearing inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston.
Leeds ska/dub band GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB will next week release new single “Riot” to coincide with their UK tour.
The new track will be released via Ranking Records on 20 May and precedes their anticipated debut album Forty Four this autumn.
Here’s a trailer for the new single:
The 'Rasta Vibration Tour' will hit the UK over the bank holiday weekend, featuring BUSHMAN, EVERTON BLENDER and I-WAYNE.
Sure Line Production and Big People Promotion are putting on the run of shows which will include backing from THE DIAMOND CUT BAND plus UK support.
The dates are:
Glastonbury Festival’s Glade Lounge line-up will climax with a Peng Sound Records showcase featuring DUBKASM, GORGON SOUND, ISHAN SOUND and BROTHERS DUBWISE.
The full music line-up for the Larmer Tree Festival can now be revealed including BY THE RIVERS, GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, THE BEAT and CLINTON FEARON of THE GLADIATORS.
The line-up for this year’s edition of Lovebox can now be revealed including DAVID RODIGAN, IRATION STEPPAS, TODDLA T SOUND, WILEY and DRE SKULL.
The dates are:
Two of the finest live reggae outfits in the UK, RESONATORS and SOOTHSAYERS, will meet face-to-face with the mighty CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM, WRONGTOM and MARK SOLUTION for a one-off night at the Village Underground in London.
The organisers of the UK’s number one reggae and dub camping festival, the One Love Festival, are excited to announce the latest additions to the 2013 line-up, including RANKING JOE, ZION TRAIN and RADIO RIDDLER.
Perpignan-based ska band SKAMANIANS have announced four UK festival shows this summer, including appearances at One Love, BoomTown Fair, Beautiful Days and the Folkestone Ska Splash.
Jamaican saxophonist, flautist and all-round roots reggae musician Cedric Brooks has passed away at the age of 70.
After falling ill several years ago, Brooks finally died on 3 May of cardiac arrest at the New York Hospital in Queens, New York.
The Alpha Boys School pupil started his music career in the late 1960s as a studio musician, playing on songs such as BURNING SPEAR's "Door Peep", and was also was a member of THE SKATALITES.
Jamiacan group TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS have announced a 10-date tour of the UK this summer, in addition to three British festival appearances at Womad, Camp Bestival and BoomTown Fair.
The shows, which will include the full TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS band, are:
The Hop Farm Music Festival 2013 has been cancelled after poor ticket sales and the economic climate.
The festival, which was due to host Jamaican reggae legend JIMMY CLIFF, was set to take place from 5-6 July in Paddock Wood, Kent.