The Hop Farm Music Festival 2013 has been cancelled after poor ticket sales and the economic climate.
The festival, which was due to host Jamaican reggae legend JIMMY CLIFF, was set to take place from 5-6 July in Paddock Wood, Kent.
The latest crops of reggae acts have been announced for this year’s Glastonbury Festival including REGGAE ROAST, MUNGO’S HI-FI, YT and SERIAL KILLAZ.
New Zealand reggae/soul band FAT FREDDY'S DROP will play five UK shows this year to promote new album Blackbird.
The mini-tour will see the Wellington group start and finish in London promoting their upcoming third album, which is set for release on 24 June.
The live dates are:
The LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA, brainchild of MADNESS saxophonist Lee “Kix” Thompson, will perform in Bristol later this month for an intimate and rare show at The Fleece.
Given the recent war of words between US rapper SNOOP DOGG and reggae legend BUNNY WAILER one might approach with caution a Vice magazine documentary about the former’s religious conversion in Jamaica.
Jamaican vocal group THE ABYSSINIANS have added shows in Swansea and Narberth to their upcoming tour of the UK.
The full run of shows now takes in the following cities:
US rapper SNOOP LION met with Rolling Stone magazine last week where he elaborated on his side of the fallout with BUNNY WAILER.
During the interview SNOOP LION called WAILER an “old ignorant-ass ni**a” and attacked his “negative energy” following the reggae legend's questioning of his conversion to Rastafarianism.
Jamaican reggae group BLACK UHURU is one of the first acts announced for Ireland's Electric Picnic.
The festival takes place on 30 August to 1 September at Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois, and also features headliners FATBOY SLIM, BJORK and ARCTIC MONKEYS.
Jamaican superstar SEAN PAUL will play two big shows this summer in Manchester and London. Tickets are on sale from today (26 April) at 9am.
The dates are:
Japanese reggae/dancehall sound MIGHTY CROWN will be in the UK next month for a run of five live shows.
The “Driving Force Tour” includes dates across the UK to coincide with the arrival Far East Rulers, with shows in London, Nottingham, Manchester and Wolverhampton.
The owners of The Croft in Bristol have announced the legendary live music venue will be closing on 12 May.
Organisers of the UK’s Alchemy Festival have announced the first acts for the 2013 event including ZION TRAIN, RASTA4EYES and TALISMAN.
Jamaican deejay BEENIE MAN has signed a new deal with Tommy Boy Entertainment to distribute some of his songs in the US.
BEENIE MAN's manager, Rohan “Blue” Smith, said: “We have signed a deal with Tommy Boy that will see them distributing the 'Greatest Gallis' song featuring Sean Paul, 'Soul Mate', a song with Gyptian and one more song produced by Beenie Man's label, MD Entertainment.”
The 'Ghetto Youths Tour' will get underway in June and is set to take in at least one live show in England.
According to DAMIAN MARLEY’s Twitter feed, the tour also features STEPHEN MARLEY, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS, JOE MARLEY, WAYNE MARSHALL and BLACK AM I.
Mark Myrie, better known as Jamaican reggae artist BUJU BANTON, will return to court on 26 June before US district judge James Moody.
Myrie will appear along with Terri Wright, the juror who is alleged to have violated court orders during the performer’s February 2011 drugs trial.
Los Angeles-based violinist ORISHA SOUND has followed through on her promise to record with a number of Jamaican artists including SIZZLA KALONJI and WAYNE DANIELS.
Tickets are now available online for the ‘Girls On Fire' show, featuring dancehall deejay TONY MATTERHORN, at Six Feet Under in Newport next weekend.
The South Wales show is set to take place on 27 April and tickets are priced at £13, plus booking fee.