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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.



DUB JUDAH, mixing and performing live, will feature alongside IRATION STEPPAS SOUNDYSTEM and MURRAY MAN at Bristol’s next TEACHINGS IN DUB session.

The night takes place on 17 October at the Trinity Centre with tickets priced at £10 in advance.


Top 10 Valentine reggae nights in the UK 2014

With Valentine’s just days away, can now reveal its top 10 lovers rock and reggae-influenced shows taking place around the UK.

In no particular order, some of the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day this Friday are:



Bristol Dub Club has announced the details of an upcoming dance featuring sound systems IRATION STEPPAS and PAPPA ROOTS.

For the first time at Bristol Dub Club, Leeds’ legendary IRATION STEPPAS SOUND SYSTEM will be playing ina 'Year 3000 Style' meeting with Bristol’s culture defenders PAPPA ROOTS SOUND SYSTEM.


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:



New additions to United Nations Of Dub Weekender 2014

The line-up for the United Nations Of Dub Weekender, which takes place at Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park in March next year, is growing with a number of recent sound system and selector announcements.

The North Wales event will be held on 28-30 March 2014 and will feature five arenas of dub, reggae, roots and bass music.


Warehouse Project will not take place in full in 2014

The Warehouse Project, a series of dance music events in Manchester, will not run its usual full programme in 2014.

The series takes a break for one year following a death at one of this year's events.

The Warehouse Project website confirmed that the event will not run “as normal” in 2014:


Warehouse Project line-up revealed: LEE PERRY, DAVID RODIGAN & MAJOR LAZER

The Warehouse Project has announced its initial line-up for 2013 including performances from LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY, DAVID RODIGAN and MAJOR LAZER, among many others.

The Warehouse Project takes place at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, and offers up 15 weeks of music from 27 September to 1 January 2014, with tickets priced from £20 to £28.50 dependant on the event.


Lovebox 2013 reggae acts revealed: DAVID RODIGAN, IRATION STEPPAS & DRE SKULL

The line-up for this year’s edition of Lovebox can now be revealed including DAVID RODIGAN, IRATION STEPPAS, TODDLA T SOUND, WILEY and DRE SKULL.

Lovebox 2013 looks set to deliver a diverse line-up of artists, bringing together the likes of hip hop queen LIL KIM, AZEALIA BANKS and PLAN B.


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:


One Love 2013 line-up announced: CONGO NATTY, IJAHMAN LEVI & SISTER NANCY

The UK’s top reggae and dub event, the One Love Festival, has revealed the first acts to play their 2013 edition featuring CONGO NATTY, IJAHMAN LEVI and SISTER NANCY.

The festival takes place on 16-18 August 2013 at a new 122 acre site just 20 minutes from central London - Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster Essex.


Early bird tickets on sale for One Love Festival 2013; initial acts revealed

Tickets are now on sale for the UK’s number one reggae and dub camping event – the One Love Festival.

The 2013 event is set to take place on 16-18 August at a secret location in the south of England. Early bird tickets are priced at £99 for adults and £50 for children, including camping.


Teachings in Dub line up revealed: BLACKBOARD JUNGLE v IRATION STEPPAS

The next chapter of Teachings in Dub has now been confirmed for 19 October with two big sounds at the Trinity Centre in Bristol.

For the first time ever in the city, the No. 1 French sound BLACKBOARD JUNGLE will meet the legendary IRATION STEPPAS.

Tickets are priced at £10 and the night runs from 10pm until 5am.


Ram Jam events lined up for London, Bristol & Cambridge: DAVID RODIGAN, BITTY MCLEAN & GENERAL LEVY

British reggae DJ DAVID RODIGAN (MBE) has announced three headline ‘Ram Jam’ shows in London, Bristol and Cambridge featuring MS DYNAMITE, BITTY MCLEAN and GENERAL LEVY, among many others.

Other top artists set to perform over the three nights include THE HEATWAVE, TODDLA T, IRATION STEPPAS and CASPA.


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: