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Lively Up! Festival tour: Full details revealed

The full details of the Lively Up! Festival tour can now be revealed - including 19 events at 17 different venues around the UK.

The exciting new tour, featuring the JAZZ JAMAICA ALL STARS, runs from 27 September to 2 November.

It will celebrate some of Jamaica's most important cultural icons and mark the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence from the UK.

The centrepiece of the Lively Up! Festival will be a tribute to BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS and their groundbreaking album Catch a Fire, performed by the JAZZ JAMAICA ALL STARS and the URBAN SOUL ORCHESTRA, with special guest BRINSLEY FORDE (ASWAD) accompanied by the 30-piece orchestra.

The Catch A Fire dates are:

  • 28 Sep - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
  • 06 Oct - Colston Hall, Bristol  
  • 12 Oct - Guildhall, Southampton
  • 13 Oct - Town Hall, Birmingham  
  • 24 Oct - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London    
  • 26 Oct - Town Hall, Leeds
  • 31 Oct - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
  • 02 Nov - Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Other highlights of the festival include a tribute to Jamaican free form jazz genius JOE HARRIOTT by the NU CIVILISATION ORCHESTRA; a dance party to celebrate Jamaican independence; and an interactive performance workshop for children and their carers.