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UPPER CUT BAND gets ready for summer shows

THE UPPER CUT BAND has booked in some shows over the summer backing the likes of JUNIOR REID, BIG YOUTHHORSEMAN and SOLO BANTON.

Upcoming shows include:


HOLLIE COOK lines up Bristol show

HOLLIE COOK will perform at the next Love Of Dub event in Bristol with her band GENERAL ROOTS.

The session takes place on 6 May at the Trinity Centre in Bristol with tickets available from £16.50 to £19.50.


RESONATORS line up Trinity show in Bristol

Nine-piece reggae band RESONATORS will be putting on a full live show in Bristol later this month at the Trinity Centre.

The show takes place on 28 November and tickets are priced at just £10 in advance.


BENNY PAGE gets ready for Jazz Café show

Reggae-infused electronic producer BENNY PAGE is preparing for his first ever live show at The Jazz Café next week.


Trenchtown line-up for Ireland’s Electric Picnic

With just nine days left to buy early bird tickets the organisers of Electric Picnic have announced the line-up for the festival’s Trenchtown area.

For the sixth year running, the Jamaican-inspired event is nestled in the Stradbally forest featuring a mix of reggae, ska, dub and dancehall acts.


January Teachings In Dub line-up revealed

The organisers behind Bristol’s Teachings in Dub have announced their line-up for the next chapter starting off the New Year.


Swindon's Reggae Garden Festival returns: MACKA B, SOLO BANTON & MURRAY MAN

The Reggae Garden Festival returns to Swindon this year with top reggae artists including MACKA B, SOLO BANTON and MURRAY MAN.

The popular autumn festival takes place at the Old Town Bowl on 7 September with tickets priced at £10 (early bird) or standard tickets at £15.



The line-up for the Green Man Festival in Wales can now be revealed including reggae/dub acts SOLO BANTON, BABYHEAD and RESONATORS.

The eleventh Green Man Festival takes place at Glanusk Park, Usk Valley, Powys over the weekend of 15-18 August.


Details revealed for Goodly Words reggae fest: SOLO BANTON, BLACK SLATE & more

Full details of the fifth annual Goodly Words Cultural Winter Festival can now be revealed with a massive line-up featuring some of the finest roots reggae artists in the UK.

The artists will be performing alongside the mighty CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM and ONE LOVE HI POWA.

The MOA ANBESSA BAND will be backing the following artists:


For The Love Of Dub event announced: DUBKASM, SOLO BANTON, SOOM T & more

Strictly Steppas, Babylon Underground and Freshly Baked have joined forces for one of the biggest reggae/dub shows in Bristol coming up in 2013.

On 15 February 2013 the Black Swan will be transformed to host heavy bass, roots music, live samba, tuff jungle, hip hop, funk and soul, all squeezed into three atmospheric rooms.

Here’s the full line-up:


Top 10 reggae New Year’s Eve parties in the UK 2012

ReggaeChapter has pulled together a ‘Top 10' list of the best reggae nights happening across the UK this New Year’s Eve.

With less than three weeks until the big night, early bird/first release tickets are mostly gone and the more popular shows are selling out completely well in advance.

In no particular order, 10 parties to consider this New Year’s Eve:


SOLO BANTON tour of the UK kicks off next week

The mighty SOLO BANTON’s Higher Levels album launch tour around the UK kicks off next Friday with a show at the Attic in Bristol.

BANTON will be performing with THE UPPER CUT BAND in Bristol and London; and with REALITY SHOCK at the other three shows.

The UK shows include:


ReggaeChapter podcast: RICHIE BLOOD drops September mix

The September edition of the podcast, hosted by London-based DJ RICHIE BLOOD, is now available as a free download.

This month RICHIE drops the freshest riddims out of Jamaica, the biggest hits from the UK, mixed in with a selection of dub and jungle, and ending up with a trip down memory lane.


Jamaica Party UK tour 2012: full live show details revealed

The full details of an upcoming roots tour of the UK entitled ‘Jamaica Party’ can now be revealed.

“Come celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence”

The run of six live shows is taking place across England throughout February and features a steady line-up of CHANNEL ONE, TOP CAT and THE HEATWAVE alongside one-off performances from DAWN PENN, IRATION STEPPAS, SOLO BANTON and CONGO NATTY.

The full tour includes the following dates:


Next issue of “No Ice Cream Sound” dancehall zine out

The second issue of UK-produced dancehall and reggae zine “No Ice Cream Sound” is now available for order.

The new publication includes 50 pages, all hand-printed on a risograph, with full colour insert and cover.