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Bestival reveals Reggae Roots stage

The organisers of the UK’s Bestival have announced a brand new stage for the 2014 event called Reggae Roots.

The new stage will be dedicated to the myriad flavours of reggae from ska, rocksteady and ragga to dub, dancehall and junglist riddims.

Bestival regulars REGGAE ROAST, TAYO and JIM8TRACK will be residents throughout the weekend.

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Save Hootananny Brixton: Sign the petition now!

Lambeth Council has imposed new licensing restrictions on live reggae music venue Hootananny which is seriously endangering its future.

The legendary South London pub will now be shut down if anyone is allowed in after 11pm.

The owners are campaigning to change this, but in the meantime have advised the public to get there before 11pm to avoid being turned away. The pub is applying for a licence review to change the hours, which could take up to two months to complete, but the owners fear the restriction could spell the end of the venue as it is.

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Top reggae and dub acts confirmed for BrisFest 2012

RONI SIZE, DYNAMITE MC and BABYHEAD are among the recently announced acts for BrisFest 2012 taking place on 22-23 September.

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St Pauls Carnival alternative line-up revealed: BUGGSY, DAN RATCHET, LAID BLAK & DJ DEREK

The full information and artist line-up can now be revealed for the 2gether As One festival in Bristol after the St Pauls Carnival was scrapped last month.

The carnival alternative takes place on 7 July (the weekend the carnival was due to be held) from 2pm until 6am the following day across eight clubs in Stokes Croft.

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Bristol VegFest: NEVILLE STAPLE, TALISMAN & JOHNNY CLARKE

The people of Bristol turned out in their thousands for the 10th annual VegFest over the weekend, helped by the heatwave weather, free entry and top headline reggae acts.

Original rude boy NEVILLE STAPLE from 2Tone ska band THE SPECIALS topped the bill on Friday night and in spite of a crackling vocal microphone throughout, he delivered the goods.

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