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KING PRAWN to play Bristol this summer

In addition to festival appearances at BoomTown Fair and Rebellion, KING PRAWN has announced a show in Bristol this summer.

The gig takes place at The Fleece in Bristol on 8 August with tickets priced at £15 in advance.


Secret Garden Party artists revealed

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB, South London record producer and DJ WRONGTOM and Australian ska/jazz band THE CAT EMPIRE are among the latest additions to the Secret Garden Party.

The festival takes place on 23-26 July at Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, with tickets priced at £185.


BoomTown TrenchTown District revealed

STEPHEN MARLEY, SOJA and BARRINGTON LEVY are among the latest additions to this year’s BoomTown Fair TrenchTown District.

The festival takes place on 13-16 August at the Matterley Estate, near Winchester in Hampshire. Tier three tickets are priced at £155 for the weekend.


JIMMY CLIFF adds more dates to UK tour

Jamaican singer JIMMY CLIFF has added new dates in Bury St Edmunds, St Albans and North Devon to his upcoming tour around the UK.

The tour now includes the following live dates:


KATCHAFIRE adds new UK shows to tour

New Zealand reggae band KATCHAFIRE has added new dates in Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester to its upcoming UK tour.

The tour now includes the following dates:


CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS line up London show

Jamaican duo CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS will perform live at the Jazz Café in North London this summer.

The show takes place on 24 July and tickets are priced at £20, available from 9am on 25 February.


JIMMY CLIFF to play London with KATCHAFIRE

Jamaican legend JIMMY CLIFF will perform at the IndigO2 in London this summer with Maori reggae band KATCHAFIRE.

The big show takes place on 7 August and tickets go on sale this Friday (27 February).


THE INTERRUPTERS reveal UK tour in April

Los Angeles ska band THE INTERRUPTERS have announced a seven-date tour around the UK this April.

The tour includes the following dates:


Midlands Roots Explosion to get 2015 release

Reggae Archive Records will later this year put out a big release for the Midlands and UK reggae scene - The Midlands Roots Explosion Volume One.

The important record follows the model of the Bristol Reggae Explosion albums which were released back in 2011 and 2012.

The new album has been mastered and Reggae Archive Records will announce the track listing very soon.


ANTHONY B to play Brixton in April

Jamaican singer ANTHONY B will perform live in South London later this year alongside JAH 9, YAMI BOLO and ADDIS PABLO.

The ‘Kulchasplash’ event takes place on 6 April at the Electric Brixton and tickets cost £25 in advance.

In 2012 ANTHONY B put out an album called Freedom Fighter on Irievibration Records.


SLY AND ROBBIE line up London show

Jamaican rhythm team SLY AND ROBBIE will perform in the capital this summer with Norwegian jazz trumpeter NILS PETTER MOLVAER.

The concert will feature fellow Norwegian guitarist EIVIND AARSET and electronica artist VLADISLAV DELAY of Finland.


MADNESS set for big outdoor UK tour

British ska band MADNESS will perform a series of large open air concerts at sporting venues this summer called ‘Grandslam Madness’.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for most of the following dates:


Full line up revealed for Bristol’s SKANKFEST

The Fleece has now confirmed the full line up for this year’s 12-hour ska session in Bristol – Skankfest.

The big event takes place on 1 March from noon through to 11.30pm and features an album launch show by MAD APPLE CIRCUS.


FISHBONE reschedules UK live dates

US ska fusion band FISHBONE has rescheduled dates in London and Bristol closer to its BoomTown Fair appearance in August.

The dates are now:


STEEL PULSE adds another date to UK tour

Birmingham roots reggae band STEEL PULSE has added a show in North Wales to its upcoming tour of the UK.

Live dates on the tour now include:


Top 10 Valentine reggae nights in the UK 2015 can now reveal its top 10 reggae, dub, jungle and ska shows taking place around the country on Valentine’s Day.

In no particular order, here are this year’s pickings:



KATCHAFIRE reveals UK shows this summer

Maori reggae band KATCHAFIRE will perform live in the UK later this year.

The top New Zealand group has so far lined up the following dates:


MARCIA GRIFFITHS reveals UK tour in May

Reggae singer MARCIA GRIFFITHS has announced a four-date tour around the UK this May featuring some big acts from Jamaica.

The show will feature BOB ANDY, JUDY MOWATT and TANYA STEPHENS as well as special guest RICHIE SPICE.

They will be backed by the 809 BAND and the event will be hosted by DADDY ERNIE and DJ DADDY FRIDGE.