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Top 10 New Year’s Eve reggae nights in the UK 2011

As 2011 draws to a close ReggaeChapter.com takes a look at the best reggae/dancehall New Years’ Eve parties that are happening across the UK. 

Here goes (in no particular order):

  1. Hot Wuk NYE Bashment On The Beach: THE HEATWAVE, STYLO G and STICKY (Brighton)
  2. Vagabondz NYE: CONGO NATTY, GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB and THE HEATWAVE (London
  3. Tippa Irie In Concert NYE: TIPPA IRIE (London
  4. Komedia New Year's Eve Party: CONGO NATTY, LAID BLAK and DEEKLINE (Bath
  5. Dub Force NYE Special: ABA SHANTI I, MURRAY MAN and CONGO NATTY (London
  6. Hootananny NYE: THE DROP, BOBBY GADDAFI and THE CORRESPONDENTS (London)
  7. New Years Eve Masked Ball: LAID BLAK, FIRST DEGREE BURNS and SIGMA (Bristol
  8. Made In Jamaica’s NYE Reggae Bashment: CRYSTAL CLEAR REGGAE SOUND and DJ CRUMBS (Cardiff) 
  9. Lebeq Tavern’s NYE Dance: DJ STYLE + MC JNR, SCRATCHILUS GENERAL D and PLAYBOY INTERNATIONAL SOUND (Bristol
  10. Champion Sound NYE: JAH SCREECHY, MICKEY FINN, REMARC and TOP BUZZ (Bristol)

And in more detail…

1. Hot Wuk Brighton NYE Bashment On The Beach: THE HEATWAVE, STYLO G, STICKY, OUTBREAK and DAGGER SOUNDSYSTEM (Life, Brighton). Doors 9pm -6am, tickets £15Facebook event page.

2. Vagabondz NYE: CONGO NATTY, GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, REGGAE ROAST and THE HEATWAVE (Clapham Grand, London). Doors 9pm-6pm,  SOLD OUT (resale tickets), Facebook event page.

3. Tippa Irie In Concert NYE: TIPPA IRIE (Forest Hill, London). Doors 9pm-3am, £10 (advance - call 0208 699 6644), Facebook event page

4. Komedia Bath's New Year's Eve Party: CONGO NATTY, LAID BLAK, NÃNCI & PHOEBE and DEEKLINE (Komedia, Bath). Doors 8pm-3am, tickets £25, Facebook event page.

5. Dub Force NYE Special: ABA SHANTI I, MURRAY MAN, CONGO NATTY and DIGITAL NIYA BINGHI (The Garage, London). Doors 9pm-5am, tickets £15 (insert promo code: DUBFORCE2 for a £10 ticket), Facebook event page.

6. Hootananny NYE: THE DROP, BOBBY GADDAFI and THE CORRESPONDENTS (Brixton, London). Doors 9pm-5am, tickets £20, Facebook event page.

7. New Years Eve Masked Ball: LAID BLAK, FIRST DEGREE BURNS, SIGMA and THE PROTOTYPES (Trinity Centre, Bristol). Doors 9:30pm-4:30am, tickets £20, Facebook event page.

8. Made In Jamaica’s NYE Reggae Bashment: CRYSTAL CLEAR REGGAE SOUND and DJ CRUMBS (Floyds Bar, Cardiff). Doors 10pm-6am, tickets £15 (call 07972358754), Facebook event page.

9. Lebeq Tavern’s NYE Dance: DJ STYLE + MC JNR, SCRATCHILUS GENERAL D and PLAYBOY INTERNATIONAL SOUND (Stapleton Road, Bristol). Doors 10pm-3am, tickets £8 (call 0117 951 0556), Facebook event page.

10. Champion Sound NYE: JAH SCREECHY, MICKEY FINN, TOP BUZZ and REMARC (Blue Mountain, Bristol). Doors 9pm-6am, tickets £25 (call 0117 942 0341).

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