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BUNNY ‘STRIKER’ LEE lines up Jazz Café birthday show

The Jazz Café in London will host a night of enjoyment and celebration to honour the legendary Jamaican producer BUNNY “STRIKER” LEE.

Top reggae stars will pay homage to the great man who was so influential in the development of Jamaican music.


Ticket info revealed for Glastonbury 2015

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2015 have been confirmed as being priced at £220 plus £5 booking fee per ticket and postage.

All registered festival goers will be able reserve them using the deposit scheme of £50 per ticket payable on 5 October 2014. Balance payments will be taken in spring 2015.

THE SKINTS to co-headline UK Jägermeister tour

East London-based reggae band THE SKINTS will co-headline the fourth Jägermeister Music UK tour with US punk rockers ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES.



ROOTIKAL will next month hosts its annual salute to Jamaican record label Studio One, featuring live PAs from DENNIS ALCAPONE and WINSTON FRANCIS.


Tickets now on sale for Shambala Festival 2015

Early bird tickets are on sale now for Shambala Festival which takes place on August bank holiday weekend 2015.

Early bird Bestival 2015 tickets on sale now

A limited number of early bird tickets for Bestival 2015 are now on sale with a six-month payment plan option available.

Bestival takes place on 10-13 September 2015 at the Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight with early bird tickets priced at £185.

New MR VEGAS album out this month: Pre-order now

Jamaican dancehall star MR VEGAS will later this month drop a brand new album, called Euphoria, on his MV Music label.

The new 15-track record is available to pre-order now on iTunes and will be officially released on 23 September.


SANCHEZ adds Manchester date to UK tour

Jamaican singer SANCHEZ has added a big show in Manchester to his upcoming tour of the UK.

This will be his first time in Manchester in more than 15 years where he will be joined by SANDRA CROSS, DON CAMPBELL and JAHFET, along with local support from MR MARVELLOUS, EMPRESS ASHER and CAPTAIN DUCE.


Tickets on sale for Bearded Theory 2015

Early bird tickets are now on sale for Bearded Theory 2015, featuring 2Tone ska artist NEVILLE STAPLE and his band.


TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM selects Caribbean playlist

Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad of TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM have selected their top ‘summer in the Caribbean’ tracks for The Guardian.


Jamaican singer HOPETON LEWIS passes away

Reggae pioneer HOPETON LEWIS has passed away at his home in Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 66 years old.

The Kingston-born singer is best known for his 1966 hit “Take It Easy”, which heralded the rocksteady sound.


Tickets on sale for MOBO Awards

The ‪MOBO Awards‬, supported by HTC UK, are coming back to London later this year for its 19th annual awards show.

BENNY PAGE gets ready for Jazz Café show

Reggae-infused electronic producer BENNY PAGE is preparing for his first ever live show at The Jazz Café next week.


UB40 reveals 2015 UK tour dates

British reggae act UB40, featuring founding members ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE, has revealed a run of UK tour dates in spring next year.

Upcoming 2015 dates now include:


SANCHEZ and ETANA line up Birmingham show

Jamaican artists SANCHEZ and ETANA will perform in Birmingham next month in celebration of The Drum's 20th anniversary.


New BUSTER SHUFFLE album and single out this month

London ska band BUSTER SHUFFLE has a new studio album out this month called Naked, from which the first single “South” is out this week.


TRUE IDENTITY lines up Brixton live show

Female vocal harmony trio TRUE IDENTITY will perform in South London later this month at the Hootananny.


RICO RODRIGUEZ gets ready for London show

Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist RICO RODRIGUEZ and THE RICO ALL STARS will perform in London next week at The Forge, Camden Town.


ROBBO RANX brands 1Xtra bosses 'out of touch'

Dancehall DJ ROBBO RANX has said the people in charge of running BBC 1Xtra are “out of touch”.

RANX left the radio station this week after presenting the flagship dancehall show since 2002.


MARCIA GRIFFITHS cancels London show

Jamaican “Queen of Reggae” singer MARCIA GRIFFITHS has cancelled an upcoming show at the IndigO2 in London.

According to The O2 website, the gig is now cancelled. 

It put up the following statement: