Jamaican dancehall artist POPCAAN has been arrested and fined for assaulting a police officer in Antigua.
The deejay, real name Andre Sutherland, was arrested and charged after an altercation with a member of the Royal Antigua and Barbuda Police Force during a live performance at a rally.
The London International Ska Festival has revealed the latest band for its 2017 event: LEO & THE LINEUP.
The Danish ska band joins previously announced acts ranging from CHANNEL ONE, 65 MINES STREET, THE MIGHTY COSMICS, THE MEOW MEOWS and JUNIOR BILL, among many others.
Early bird tickets are sold out, but a second batch of discounted tickets is currently available.
Reggae musician DENNIS BOVELL and jazz guitarist CIYO BROWN will perform two special ‘Jazz Dubbed’ shows this summer in London.
London reggae band THE SKINTS have lined up some UK shows and festival appearances for the year ahead.
Upcoming dates now include:
Reggae musician COLLIE BUDDZ has added a show in Manchester to his upcoming UK tour this summer.
The tour now includes the following dates
Top Jamaican singer Toots Hibbert is back with his band TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS for a series of shows around the UK.
Upcoming gigs now include:
Second release tickets for the London International Ska Festival 2017 are now on sale after early bird tickets sold out in record time.
For the first time the festival organisers have put 50 second release tickets on sale at a discounted price of £110.
These tickets are not as cheap as early bird tickets but you'll still save £30-plus per ticket.
London ska punk band KING PRAWN will play The Fleece in Bristol at the end of this year.
The show takes place on 11 December and also features THE FILAMENTS, THE HOTKNIVES, THE LARRYFISH EXPERIMENT and KENISIA.
Tickets are priced £22 in advance.
Upcoming KING PRAWN shows now include:
REGGAE ROAST, TODDLA T and ROB DA BANK are among the final acts revealed to play alongside MADNESS at House Of Common this summer.
They join previously announced acts including TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, DAVID RODIGAN, NORMAN JAY, CONGO NATTY, MS DYNAMITE and LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY.
EASY STAR ALL-STARS has announced a run of UK shows this summer as part of the tenth anniversary of its Radiodread album.
The tour includes the following UK shows:
Ska punk band KING PRAWN will perform shows in London, Manchester, Hatfield, Leeds and Birmingham this year.
Live dates in the UK now include:
Jamaican reggae singer TANYA STEPHENS has revealed she will performing an intimate show in London this summer.
The show takes place on 11 August at the Jazz Café in North London with tickets priced £22.50 in advance.
The top vocalist, famed for “It's a Pity” and “Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet”, is set to release a new record on her own label Tarantula Records.
Jamaican reggae artist CHRONIXX, backed by THE ZINC FENCE REDEMPTION BAND, has added a show in Oxford to his upcoming tour.
The show takes place on 16 July at the O2 Academy in Oxford, with tickets priced £27.50 in advance.
Upcoming CHRONIXX shows in the UK now include:
Jamaican reggae legends JUNIOR REID, BIG YOUTH and HALF PINT are among the latest acts confirmed for this year’s One Love Festival in the UK.
Jamaican dancehall act ALKALINE has added a show in Bristol to his upcoming UK tour this summer.
The 'New Level Unlocked Tour' now includes the following dates:
DREADZONE and ZION TRAIN are among the first acts confirmed for Solfest which returns to Cumbria this summer.
Solfest, which also includes RESONATORS and IRATION STEPPAS, takes place on the bank holiday over 26-28 August at Tarnside Farm near Aspatria.
Tickets are priced from £89 for the weekend.
London International Ska Festival has revealed THE MEOW MEOWS will perform at the 2017 event.
In 2013 the Brighton reggae band put out an album called Somehow We Met.
The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital on 13-16 April 2017.
Resale tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2016 go on sale at 9am today (17 April).
In order to purchase cancelled/refunded tickets, priced at £228, ticket buyers must have been registered beforehand to be eligible.
Registration is now closed.
Glastonbury Festival takes place on 22-26 June at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.
Jamaican musician BUNNY WAILER will perform a show in Brighton this summer alongside THE SOLOMONIC REGGAESTRA.
The gig takes place on 11 July at Concorde 2 in Brighton and tickets are priced £22.50 in advance.
BUNNY WAILER’s last Brighton show sold out so get tickets early.
Ska legends DANDY LIVINGSTONE and NEVILLE STAPLE will embark on a short UK tour taking in London, Wakefield and Blackpool.
Upcoming shows now include: