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JOHNNY CLARKE lines up more UK shows

Jamaican reggae musician JOHNNY CLARKE has added shows in Glasgow and Brighton to his upcoming UK tour.

The tour now includes the following shows:


ALKALINE lines up another UK show

Rising Jamaican dancehall act ALKALINE has added another live performance in the UK this summer.

The new date takes place on 17 June at the O2 Academy in Oxford.

The 'New Level Unlock Tour' now includes the following UK shows:


MISTY IN ROOTS adds another UK date

Roots reggae band MISTY IN ROOTS will perform live in Portsmouth this summer as part of a run of UK shows.

Upcoming dates now include:


COLLIE BUDDZ reveals UK tour dates

Bermuda reggae musician COLLIE BUDDZ will perform live in the UK this summer.

The tour includes the following shows:



Reggae singer FREDERICK “TOOTS” HIBBERT has settled a US$20m lawsuit he filed against organisers of Dominion Riverrock.

Back in 2013 the TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS singer was hit on the head with a vodka bottle during a live performance at the festival.

A Richmond Circuit Court judge recently dismissed the case at the request of lawyers representing Hibbert and the festival organisers.

The two parties did not disclose details of the settlement.


Interview: ReggaeChapter speaks to NATTY

Amid a run of intimate shows around the UK soul-reggae crossover artist NATTY catches up with to discuss his latest album.

NATTY is back following the success of his debut album Man Like I, with his highly anticipated album Release the Fear.

The new record is out now and features the likes of GEORGE THE POET, ALBOROSIE and BUSY SIGNAL.


DAWN PENN heads up Southend Splash

Jamaican reggae singer DAWN PENN will headline the Southend Splash event this summer.

PENN will appear on the bill alongside the likes of DENNIS BOVELL, JAH SCREECHY and many more.

The show takes place on 3 September at the Borough Hotel in Southend with tickets priced £14 in advance.


RHODA DAKAR gets ready for Sheffield show

2Tone ska singer RHODA DAKAR will perform live with her band this weekend in Sheffield.

The show takes place on 19 March at The Embassy Club in Sheffield and includes support from SMILING IVY and STEEL CITY RHYTHM.

Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s Dakar was the lead singer of THE BODYSNATCHERS.


Date set for Compendulum release on Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack Records will shortly release a new reggae album compiled by Chris Potter called Compendulum.

The record will be available on 10 June on CD and digital download.


DJ DEREK family pays tribute after body found

The family of Derek Serpell-Morris, better known as DJ DEREK, has paid tribute to the reggae legend since his body was found on Thursday.

A member of the public discovered the body in Patchway and the following day police confirmed they believed the remains to be that of the 73-year-old DJ.


PROTOJE to play Reading and Leeds Festivals

Jamaican musician PROTOJE will perform at the Reading and Leeds festivals later this summer.

Over the August bank holiday the festivals will also feature reggae DJ DAVID RODIGAN and dub metal band SKINDRED, among many others.


Bristol’s SKANKFEST line-up revealed

The NEW TOWN KINGS, IMPERIAL LEISURE, POPES OF CHILLITOWN and THE DEFEKTERS will play this year’s Skanfest in Bristol.

The 12-hour show runs from midday to midnight on 17 April at The Fleece. 

Early bird tickets are priced £8 and standard tickets will be £10 in advance.


CHRONIXX heads up Beat-Herder

Jamaican reggae artist CHRONIXX and THE ZINC FENCE REDEMPTION BAND will perform at the Beat-Herder Festival this summer.

Celebrating its eleventh edition, the festival takes place on 15-17 July in the Ribble Valley, Sawley, in Lancashire.


EASY STAR ALL-STARS added to Chagstock

US reggae band EASY STAR ALL-STARS will perform at Chagstock Festival this summer.

The group will be celebrating 10 years since the release of its iconic Radiodread album.


THE AGGROLITES reveal live show in London

Californian ‘dirty reggae’ collective THE AGGROLITES have added a show in London to their upcoming UK tour.

The band will now take in the following cities on the UK leg of their tour:


ALKALINE lines up UK show this Summer

Jamaican dancehall artist ALKALINE will perform live in London this Summer.

The show takes place on 12 June at the Troxy in London. Tickets are priced from £30.25 to £39.05 in advance.

In 2014 the singer was shortlisted for a Music of Black Origin (MOBO) award in the ‘Best Reggae Act’ category.


Family starts process to have DJ DEREK presumed dead

The family of DJ DEREK has started the legal process of getting him presumed dead after he went missing last year.

The legendary reggae DJ disappeared in July last year and has not been seen since.

He was last seen on CCTV leaving the Commercial Rooms on Corn Street, Bristol, in the early hours of 11 July and his bus pass was used later that day from Bristol to Thornbury at 10.32am.


LUCIANO appeals to find son's killers

Jamaican musician LUCIANO has appeared in a YouTube video appeal for information around the death of his 19 year-old son.

The singer, who appears alongside producer Wayne Lonesome in the video, has urged members of the public with any leads to contact the police.


UB40 to headline Watchet Festival

Watchet Festival has added UB40 to its fantastic line-up for 2016, its 10th anniversary.

The Birmingham band will perform hits from across its 70 million album selling, 38-year career.

West Somerset’s biggest music festival takes place on 26-28 August and also features performances by DREADZONE and THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND.