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Top reggae and dub acts revealed for Solfest

DREADZONE and ZION TRAIN are among the first acts confirmed for Solfest which returns to Cumbria this summer.

Solfest, which also includes RESONATORS and IRATION STEPPAS, takes place on the bank holiday over 26-28 August at Tarnside Farm near Aspatria. 

Tickets are priced from £89 for the weekend.

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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.

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DREADZONE lines up 2016 UK live dates

UK dub fusion band DREADZONE has revealed a long run of live shows around the UK early next year.

Upcoming dates now include:

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DREADZONE added to Weyfest 2016

British dub fusion band DREADZONE has been added to the Weyfest festival 2016 line-up.

The London group is among the latest additions to the tenth edition of the festival along with top ska bands THE BEAT and BAD MANNERS.

Weyfest takes place on 19-21 August 2016 at the Rural Life Centre in Farnham with super early bird weekend tickets priced at just £80.

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RUTS DC, DREADZONE & LEVELLERS team up for tour

The mighty RUTS DC and DREADZONE will join LEVELLERS this winter for a short tour around the UK.

The legendary punk-reggae band and electro-dub pioneers will play extended supports sets before LEVELLERS play their greatest hits.

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DREADZONE to reissue and tour Sound album

Electro-dub pioneers DREADZONE will be re-issuing and touring their classic 2001 album Sound on their own Dubwiser label.

The record was co-written and produced by Tim Bran and featured contributions from DON LETTS, BRINSLEY FORD, EARL 16, MC DET and MC SPEE.

The re-issue is being accompanied by an extensive set of live performances around the UK.

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THE SKINTS added to Godiva Festival

East London reggae band THE SKINTS is among the latest additions to this year’s Godiva Festival in Coventry.

The festival will also feature DREADZONE alongside previously announced acts like THE BEAT and THE KUBRICKS.

Godiva Festival takes place on 3-5 July in the War Memorial Park, Coventry, and tickets are free.

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BoomTown TrenchTown District revealed

STEPHEN MARLEY, SOJA and BARRINGTON LEVY are among the latest additions to this year’s BoomTown Fair TrenchTown District.

The festival takes place on 13-16 August at the Matterley Estate, near Winchester in Hampshire. Tier three tickets are priced at £155 for the weekend.

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Top reggae acts revealed for BoomTown Fair

ALBOROSIE, MATISYAHU, CHAM, TURBULENCE, CUTTY RANKS, WARD 21, KATCHAFIRE, DAVID RODIGAN, NATTY, GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, JAH MASON, DEMOLITION MAN and MUNGOS HI FI are coming to the Lion’s Den at this summer's BoomTown Fair.

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DREADZONE added to Willowman Festival

British dub/reggae fusion band DREADZONE are among the latest additions to Yorkshire’s Willowman Festival.

Willowman takes place on 18-21 June at the Hillside Rural Activities Park in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Early bird tickets are priced at £65 for the weekend.

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ALI CAMPBELL’S UB40 to headline Wychwood

UB40 featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will headline Cheltenham's Wychwood Festival 2015.

The recently reformed group will play the South West event for the first time on Saturday 30 May 2015.

Dub/reggae fusion group DREADZONE is also among the recently announced acts for the festival.

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DREADZONE lines up live shows for year ahead

Electro-dub pioneers DREADZONE have announced festival dates this summer plus a long run of gigs up to the end of the year.

Last year DREADZONE celebrated 20 years in the game with the release of its seventh studio album Escapades. As well as live favourites from their back catalogue the band will be showcasing new tracks from Escapades at their shows in 2014.

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Full details revealed for Strummercamp

LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA, DREADZONE, RUTS DC and RASTA4EYES are among the bands performing at this year’s Strummercamp in Manchester next month.

The festival features three days of liberation, music and performing arts inspired by the late JOE STRUMMER of THE CLASH.

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DREADZONE to perform at Strummercamp

UK reggae and dub act DREADZONE will perform at this year’s Strummercamp Festival in Manchester.

Organised by friends of the late JOE STRUMMER, Strummercamp takes place on 23-25 May at Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle, with early bird weekend tickets priced at £55.

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Bearded Theory welcomes back DREADZONE and DUB PISTOLS

The organisers behind Derbyshire’s Bearded Theory Festival have confirmed DREADZONE and DUB PISTOLS will perform at their bank holiday weekend next year.

Bearded Theory, which also features KING PRAWN, BABYHEAD and FISHBONE, takes place at Catton Hall on 23-25 May 2014.

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Top 10 New Year’s Eve reggae nights in the UK 2013

ReggaeChapter has come up with a selection of 10 reggae parties happening this New Year’s Eve across the UK.

With just a fortnight until the big night, tickets for the shows are selling fast, so secure yours now! 

In no particular order, 10 reggae shows to consider this New Year’s Eve are:

1. FAREWELL NYE PARTY: DJ DEREK + DJ MYLON + ADAM CALLAN (Notting Hill Arts Club, London)

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Reggae, ska and dub shows coming up at the Jazz Café

The Jazz Café has announced an impressive line-up of reggae, ska and dub shows at the famous North London venue over the coming months.

Here are the highlights:

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Early bird tickets on sale for Wychwood 2014

For a limited time, early bird tickets are on sale for Wychwood Festival 2014 - the festival which this year featured THE BEAT, THE DUALERS and DREADZONE.

From 30 May to 1 June 2014 Wychwood returns to the Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire for its tenth birthday.

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DREADZONE set to launch new Escapades album & tour

UK dub/electronic band DREADZONE will next week launch a brand new album, Escapades, on the Dubwiser label celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary.

The new album, out on 9 September, features guest appearances by Mick Jones (THE CLASH), DON LETTS and rising star LENA CULLEN.

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