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RADIO RIDDLER to perform ‘Purple Reggae’ at the One Love Festival

Fast and Frank from THE FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS - also known as RADIO RIDDLER - will be performing their long-awaited reggae production of PRINCE’s Purple Rain, ‘Purple Reggae’, at the One Love Festival.

According to an interview with drummer Frank Benbini the album is a labour of love:

"We'd done a lot of remixes for a lot of people, so why not do the soundtrack to 'Purple Rain'? I started to approach different people and one person I approached was Sinéad O'Connor. She hasn't sung a Prince song since 'Nothing Compares 2 U' which was an international number one so I didn't think she'd go for it. But she did, and did a version of 'I Would Die 4 U'. Amazing! Then we've got Plan B, he's doing one, Madness are doing one, the singer from UB40's doing one. So, yeah, that's a great little project we’ve got going!"

One Love Festival goers will get to hear the album in full at this year's event.

Also confirmed today are JUMPING JACK FROST, NICKY BLACKMARKET, FUNKY FLIRT, UNCLE DUGS, DIALECT, KOSINE and MR INNOVATION.

Here’s some live footage of RADIO RIDDLER performing in Camden earlier this month:

Other reggae productions from RADIO RIDDLER include ‘Marvin Reggae’ and ‘Whitney Houstoned’.

Check out the impressive line-up for the One Love Festival, which includes artists such as FREDDIE MCGREGOR, MACKA B and DENNIS ALCAPONE alongside legendary soung systems including SAXON, COXSONE and ABA SHANTI I.

The festival will take place on 10-12 August at the Hop Farm site near Tonbridge in Kent.

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