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BUJU BANTON gets new appeal hearing

Reggae artist BUJU BANTON, real name Mark Myrie, has been granted a new hearing in his latest appeal.

The Jamaican's lawyer said a US federal appeals court in Atlanta had agreed to hear oral arguments on the case.

The singer is currently serving 10 years in jail after being convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine and drug trafficking offences in 2011. In 2012 an appeals panel upheld the convictions.


Tickets on sale this week for V Festival 2015

A limited number of early bird tickets for V Festival 2015 will be available from Wednesday at this year's prices.

Tickets with camping go on sale on 20 August priced at £189.

Date set for VYBZ KARTEL conspiracy trial

Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL and protege GAZA SLIM will return to court on 27 October to face a conspiracy trial.

The singers, real names Adidja Palmer and Vanessa Saddler, are both charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to the police investigation into the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams.


Top acts set to perform at Bristol’s TOKYO DUB

Bristol is getting ready for the next instalment of TOKYO DUB in September, featuring GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, THE SKINTS and MAD PROFESSOR.


GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB lines up more UK shows

Nine-piece dub, ska and reggae band GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB has lined up more shows around the UK over the coming months.

Upcoming live dates now include:


GROUNDATION adds more UK shows to tour

US roots reggae band GROUNDATION has added dates in Brighton and Norwich to its upcoming November tour.


Live dates in the UK now include:


RICHIE SPICE for London's City Splash Festival

Jamaican artist RICHIE SPICE will headline a brand new festival in London later this year - City Splash Festival.


THE WAILERS reveal full UK tour in November

Jamaican reggae group THE WAILERS are set to perform Legend across the UK this coming November.

Following the success of their sold out UK tour last year, the new live dates are:


Tickets on sale for PROTOJE show in the UK

Tickets for Jamaican artist PROTOJE’s upcoming performance in Manchester go on sale this morning (12 August) from 9am.


Early bird tickets for Camp Bestival 2015

Early bird weekend camping tickets are now on sale for Camp Bestival 2015 when it returns for its eighth annual edition.

SHAGGY gets ready for Liverpool Summer Jam

Jamaican-American artist SHAGGY will perform later this month at the Liverpool International Music Festival’s Summer Jam event in Sefton Park.


Reggae Archive Records to put out long lost roots album

Bristol’s Reggae Archive Records will later this year put out a long lost classic UK roots album from the early 1980s.


CHANNEL ONE gets carnival licence go-ahead

Long-running sound system CHANNEL ONE will return to Notting Hill Carnival later this month after being granted a new licence.

The sound system has been based at the corner of Westbourne Park Road and Leamington Road Villas during the carnival for more than two decades, but was forced to apply for a new licence which gave Westminster residents the chance to voice concerns about noise and anti-social behaviour.


MARCIA GRIFFITHS to get top Jamaican honour

Jamaican reggae singer MARCIA GRIFFITHS is set to receive the Order of Distinction (commander class) in the country's annual 'National Honours and Awards'.


LEE PERRY lines up UK shows in November

Seminal Jamaican music man LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY has announced live shows in Leeds and Coventry this November.

The dates are:


Another World Festival scrapped

The organisers of the Another World Festival have cancelled this year's event due to “unforeseen circumstances”.


THE ENGLISH BEAT adds more shows to UK tour

2Tone ska band THE ENGLISH BEAT has added new dates in Wakefield and York to its upcoming tour around the UK.

The tour now includes the following live shows:


Reggae Lives: The Lovers Rock Tour announced

Jamaican reggae greats FRANKIE PAUL, GLEN WASHINGTON and JIMMY RILEY will be touring around the UK later this month as part of the Reggae Lives: The Lovers Rock Tour.

The dates include:


THE SKATALITES reveal 50th anniversary UK shows

Jamaican ska band THE SKATALITES celebrate their 50th anniversary this November with a short run of shows around this UK.

The originators of ska, rocksteady and reggae will perform the following shows:


DJ DEREK out of retirement for London show

Bristol reggae legend DJ DEREK will later this month come out of retirement for a one-off show at a familiar venue.