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Top 10 Valentine reggae nights in the UK 2012

ReggaeChapter.com has taken a look at the top reggae and dancehall Valentine parties that are happening across the UK later this month. 

Valentine's Day is straddled between two weekends this year, so the following list includes shows taking place over nine days in mid-February.

JOHN HOLT, one of the forerunners of lovers rock, is expected to perform at half of the featured shows.

In date order, they are:

  1. 1000 Volts Of Holt Tour: JOHN HOLT, TIPPA IRIE, DJ BEX, SISTER T & KEITH MURRELL (Cardiff, 10 Feb.) 
  2. Valentine’s Party: JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON & VICTOR ROMERO EVANS (Forest Hill, 10 Feb.)
  3. Valentines special: JOHN HOLT, TROY ELLIS, NORRIS B, DALLAS, QUALITEX, FATHER SOGE & FULL CREW (Bristol, 11 Feb.)
  4. Our Valentine Celebration: JOHN HOLT, FREDDIE MCGREGOR & L.U.S.T (Brixton, 12 Feb.)
  5. Valentines Comedy and Lovers Rock: GAPPY RANKS, JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON, KOFI & PETER HUNNIGALE (Hackney, 12 Feb.)
  6. Valentines Bashment (Hot Wuk): THE HEATWAVE, REUBEN G & FRENZY D (Leeds, 14 Feb.)
  7. Live on Valentine…: JOHN HOLT & THE ROUGH CUT BAND (Brighton, 14 Feb.)
  8. Lovers Rock Monologues - JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON & VICTOR ROMERO EVANS (Enfield, 14-18 Feb)
  9. The Valentines Reggae Showcase: JOHN HOLT, FREDDIE MCGREGOR & L.U.S.T (Birmingham, 18 Feb.)
  10. Lovers Bashment (Hot Wuk) - STYLO G (live), THE HEATWAVE, FIRE MAN SAM, MAINY & KELVIN 373 (Bristol, 18 Feb.)

See below for further details on each show. Have we missed any?

For those looking forward to a Valentine’s night-in, pre-order ‘The Story Of Lovers Rock’ DVD, set for release on 13 February at just £9. Cinema screenings of the film continue to be shown throughout February across the country.

The gigs in more detail:

1. 1000 Volts Of Holt Tour: JOHN HOLT, TIPPA IRIE, DJ BEX, SISTER T & KEITH MURRELL (Cardiff University Students' Union, Cardiff, 10 Feb.). Doors 7-11pm, tickets £28 + bf, Facebook event page.

2. Valentine’s Party: JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON & VICTOR ROMERO EVANS (Railway Telegraph, Forest Hill, London, 10 Feb.). Doors 8pm-2.30am, tickets £10 in advance from the pub or on the door, Facebook event page.

3. Valentines special: JOHN HOLT, TROY ELLIS, NORRIS B, DALLAS, QUALITEX, FATHER SOGE & FULL CREW (Malcolm X Centre, Bristol, 11 Feb.) Doors 9pm-4am, tickets £25, Facebook event page

4. Our Valentine Celebration: JOHN HOLT, FREDDIE MCGREGOR & L.U.S.T (O2 Academy Brixton, London, 12 Feb.). Doors 7pm, tickets £30-32, Facebook event page.

5. Valentines Comedy and Lovers Rock: GAPPY RANKS, JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON, KOFI & PETER HUNNIGALE (Hackney Empire, London, 12 Feb.). Doors 8pm, tickets £21-25, Facebook event page.

6. Valentines Bashment (Hot Wuk Leeds): THE HEATWAVE, YOUNG LION, REUBEN G & FRENZY D (Mint Club, Leeds, 14 Feb.). Doors 11pm-5am, tickets £5, Facebook event page.

7. Live on Valentine…: JOHN HOLT & THE ROUGH CUT BAND (Concorde 2, Brighton, 14 Feb.). Doors 7-11pm, tickets £22.50+ bf, Facebook event page.

8. Lovers Rock Monologues [unplugged]: JANET KAY, CARROLL THOMPSON & VICTOR ROMERO EVANS (Dugdale Centre, Enfield, 14-18 Feb). Doors 8pm, tickets £21.50, Facebook event page.

9. The Valentine’s Showcase 2012: JOHN HOLT, FREDDIE MCGREGOR & L.U.S.T (The Drum, Birmingham, 18 Feb.). Doors 10pm, tickets £27.50 + bf from Drum box office, Facebook event page.

10. Lovers Bashment (Hot Wuk): STYLO G (live), THE HEATWAVE, FIRE MAN SAM, MAINY & KELVIN 373 (Trinity Centre, Bristol, 18 Feb.). Doors 10pm-4am, tickets £7 + bf, Facebook event page.

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