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Date set for Lambeth Country Show 2015

The date for the next Lambeth Country Show can now be revealed for 18-19 July 2015.

This year’s event was partially rained off, meaning headline act ASWAD was not able to perform.

GROUNDATION lines up UK shows in 2015

American roots reggae band GROUNDATION has lined up live shows in London and Liverpool in July next year.

The dates are:


UB40 and THE SPECIALS for Kew The Music

British bands UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, and THE SPECIALS are among the headline acts revealed for next year’s Kew The Music concert series.

The dates are:


Date set for new CAPITAL LETTERS album

West Midlands reggae band CAPITAL LETTERS is set to release a brand new album in March next year.

The new record, called Wolverhampton, will be released on CD and digital download on 23 March 2015.

Here's the tracklisting:


Reggae pioneer GRAEME GOODALL passes away

Island Records co-founder and engineer Graeme Goodall, also known as ‘Mr. Goody’, has passed away at his home in Atlanta, USA.

He died of natural causes on 4 December at the age of 82.

Goodall was born in Australia and later moved to England. In the 1950s he went to Kingston, Jamaica, to set up a commercial FM radio network. 


STEEL PULSE added to London Intl Ska Fest

Birmingham reggae band STEEL PULSE is the latest act to be added to the London International Ska Festival 2015.

The UK reggae legends will be performing their classic Handsworth Revolution album, originally released in 1978 on Island Records.


Dancehall promoter COREY TODD shot

Nightclub manager and dancehall promoter COREY TODD was shot early Thursday morning (11 December) when he was in the process of closing one of his facilities.

The Jamaica Observer reported that Todd was rushed to hospital for surgery.

One of two armed robbers was later shot dead by police during a gunfight in St James.

BUJU BANTON asks for early prison release

Convicted Jamaican artist BUJU BANTON has asked for early release from prison following a change in federal drug sentencing guidelines.

The singer, who is serving a 10-year sentence for a cocaine distribution conspiracy conviction, filed a motion asking to be released early under the change that reduces sentencing guidelines for most drug offences and can be applied retroactively.



Jamaican reggae band NO-MADDZ has teamed up with legendary drum, bass and production duo SLY AND ROBBIE on its upcoming album.

The new 12-track record, called Sly and Robbie Presents No-Maddz, is scheduled for release at some point in 2015.

New single “Shotta”, produced by SLY AND ROBBIE from the upcoming album, is available now.


Release date set for Set Up Shop Volume 2

Ghetto Youths International will later this month release the second volume of their Set Up Shop compilation series.

The MARLEY brothers label will put out the 15-track record, called Set Up Shop Volume 2, on 23 December. It's available to pre-order now:


ASWAD lines up 2015 shows in the UK

UK reggae band ASWAD has announced a number of shows taking place next year around the UK.

The dates confirmed so far are:


THE DUALERS reveal 2015 UK shows

South of England ska and reggae band THE DUALERS have announced a run of shows next year around the UK.

The ‘Back to Paradise Tour’ now includes the following dates:


Best Reggae Album Grammy nominations revealed

The nominations for the Grammy Awards 2015 can now be revealed including shortlisted acts in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category.

The shortlist includes:


Early bird tickets for V Festival 2015

A limited number of early bird tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning (5 December) for the twin V Festival in 2015.

The festivals take place in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire on 22-23 August 2015.


UK roots reggae label mates TALISMAN and CAPITAL LETTERS have confirmed some European shows in 2015.

The following dates are now confirmed, with more to come:


Love of Dub 2015 details revealed

The full details have now been announced for the next Love of Dub event in Bristol in the New Year.

The session takes place on 13 February at the Black Swan with £8 early bird tickets on sale now.

The special Valentine’s session will celebrate reggae music and the genres it has influenced, in a warm and atmospheric environment. 


UB40 reveals more 2015 UK tour dates

Birmingham reggae group UB40 has added four more UK dates to its 2015 touring itinerary.

In addition to a previously announced 2015 tour, the new ‘Getting Over The Storm’ dates are:


London Intl Ska Fest lines up Christmas party

The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital next month for a one-off Christmas special in Camden Town.

The free event takes place on 13 December at The Forge from 8pm through to 1am.

The night will feature all things ska, from its roots in rhythm and blues and mento, through its Jamaican originators, and on to rocksteady and reggae, 2Tone and beyond.

More DJs added to BASHY BEATS party

TONY THORPE, ANDY MARTINEZ and TROPICAL DOPE are the latest additions to the next BASHY BEATS party in London.

BASHY BEATS, WE SPIN SOME YOU MOVE SOME and LAUGHING BOY have linked up for the big night on 13 December.


COLLIE BUDDZ announces 2015 UK tour

American/Bermudian reggae artist COLLIE BUDDZ has revealed a run of shows across the UK next year.

The live dates are: