The first wave of artists can now be revealed for the Lounge On The Farm festival including DUB PISTOLS, ASWAD, DAVID RODIGAN and THE HEATWAVE.
The full details of the Lively Up! Festival tour can now be revealed - including 19 events at 17 different venues around the UK.
The exciting new tour, featuring the JAZZ JAMAICA ALL STARS, runs from 27 September to 2 November.
British reggae group ASWAD has teamed up with R&B/disco acts ALEXANDER O'NEAL and HEATWAVE for a run of shows around the UK.
The dates so far include:
A new feature documentary charting the growth of British reggae music in the 1970s and 1980s will be hitting cinemas across the UK later this week.
Watch the official trailer below and find out where you can catch “The Story of Lover’s Rock”.
Roots reggae band MISTY IN ROOTS has announced a run of live performances in the UK as part of their ‘Respect Due’ tour.
The Southall-based reggae pioneers emerged in the early 1970s and became one of the most popular English reggae bands alongside STEEL PULSE and ASWAD.
The ‘Respect Due’ tour kicks off at the end of the month and runs up until the end of October.
The 10-date tour includes:
The fourth episode of BBC Radio 2’s summer reggae show featuring DAVID RODIGAN is now available for download.
This week RODIGAN looks back to the summer of 1976 when a new British reggae band had just signed to Island Records.
The band was ASWAD, residents of London’s Ladbroke Grove, and their debut single “Back to Africa” topped the British reggae charts.
Other music on the show includes 1960s Jamaican queen of rocksteady PHYLLIS DILLON and DESMOND DEKKER's first UK chart-topper.
International reggae artists SHAGGY, SEAN PAUL, GYPTIAN, THE ABYSSINIANS and ETANA have hit UK soil ahead of the One Love Peace Festival at Wembley Arena tomorrow.
SHAGGY was on ITV breakfast show Daybreak this week to talk about his performance at the event. You can check it out here.