The first release of artists for Birmingham’s Reggae City festival can now be revealed including JOHNNY CLARKE with the DUB ASANTE BAND, THE SELECTER and HOLLIE COOK.
Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, real name Adidja Palmer, has been denied bail again in relation to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
According to the Jamaica Gleaner his attorney, Valerie Neita Robertson, made the application; however prosecutor Joan Barnett opposed it.
The deejay and his co-accused are expected to return to court on 27 May when the trial gets underway.
Two of the greatest rub-a-dub sounds, KING STURGAV (with teacher DADDY U-ROY) and VOLCANO (with original selector DANNY DREAD), will be in London next month for a big show in Brixton.
Legendary Jamaican singer HORACE ANDY featuring the DUB ASANTE BAND and MATIC HORN SECTION will perform in London this coming April with a show at the Jazz Café.
Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, real name Adidja Palmer, has had yet another murder trial delayed following the no-show of witnesses in Kingston’s Home Circuit Court.
The Jamaica Gleaner reports the trial failed to get underway because of the unavailability of witnesses, who are refusing to cooperate with the prosecution.
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, MUSICAL YOUTH and MAD PROFESSOR are among the latest additions for Camp Bestival later this summer.
Summer-loving DUB PISTOLS and ska movement spearheads THE BEAT are among the initial acts announced for Herefordshire's Nozstock The Hidden Valley festival.
The first major line-up release for the 2013 Boomtown Fair can now be revealed, including TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, RICHIE SPICE, COLLIE BUDDZ and the NEW KINGSTON BAND along with Jamaican music pioneer LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY.
The complete line-up and schedule for the London International Ska Festival (LISF) in March can now be revealed.
Jamaican roots reggae band THE ABYSSINIANS have added three more dates to their upcoming tour of the UK with shows in Leeds, Glasgow and Bristol.
The full tour includes the following dates:
Jamaican superstar KEN BOOTHE returns to the London International Ska Festival with a headline performance at Dingwalls in Camden Town.
2Tone ska revival band THE BEAT performed to a packed house at the Komedia in Bath on Friday night (1 February). Fan-filmed video of “Hands Off She's Mine” and “Save It For Later” can be viewed below.
MAD PROFESSOR, THE SELECTER and TALISMAN lead the latest acts confirmed for the second Kaya Festival taking place in North Wales in May.
Jamaican reggae singer ANTHONY B, real name Keith Anthony Blair, was yesterday released from jail in Georgia, USA, just five days after being arrested for drug-related charges.
On 27 January state police pulled over the artist and several members of his band and road crew for a “window tint” violation on Interstate 75 in Houston County.
The organisers behind VegfestUK have announced the headline acts for this year’s three-day festival in Bristol, featuring THE ABYSSINIANS and MACKA B.
Jamaican singing sensation JIMMY CLIFF will perform in London again this summer with a headline show at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire.
Following a successful run of UK shows and festival appearances last summer, this seemingly “one off” gig in a relatively intimate venue will take place on 25 June.