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Bestival reveals Reggae Roots stage

The organisers of the UK’s Bestival have announced a brand new stage for the 2014 event called Reggae Roots.

The new stage will be dedicated to the myriad flavours of reggae from ska, rocksteady and ragga to dub, dancehall and junglist riddims.

Bestival regulars REGGAE ROAST, TAYO and JIM8TRACK will be residents throughout the weekend.

The stage kicks off on Thursday night with TODDLA T making good with the rockers and heavy beats man DUB PHIZIX dropping the drum n bass, plus there will be bassline pressure from PRINCE FATTY and ASHLEY BEEDLE.

Friday’s soundsystem controllers spreading musical sunshine via the medium of bass include erstwhile CONGO NATTY featuring CONGO DUBZ and TENOR FLY, original skanking rave dons SL2 and the incomparable TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM.

On Saturday, getting scientific with JUS NOW’s sub-heavy Caribbean rhythms, 1Xtra’s ROBBO RANX will appear alongside the legendary RODNEY P, DUB MAFIA’s EVA LAZARUS, WRONGTOM and COUNT SKYLARKIN.

The stage is going to be large and in charge on Sunday, with the mighty JAH SHAKA’s uncompromising high energy riddims capping a day that will see digital don MAD PROFESSOR at the controls, plus live sets from the explosive NATTY and THE OHMZ.

Bestival, which also features performances from BUSTA RHYMES and MAJOR LAZER, takes place on 4-7 September at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle Of Wight.

Tickets are priced at £195 plus booking fee.