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ROOTIKAL will next month hosts its annual salute to Jamaican record label Studio One, featuring live PAs from DENNIS ALCAPONE and WINSTON FRANCIS.

WINSTON FRANCIS started his recording career at Studio One in the late 1960s with tracks like “Mr Fix-It”, “Groovy Situation” and later “Let's Go To Zion”.


Love Saves The Day 2014 line-up revealed

The first acts can now be revealed for Bristol’s Love Saves The Day including GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, STYLO G and MS DYNAMITE, among many others.

The big show takes place on 24-25 May in Castle Park, Bristol, with early bird tickets priced at just £25.


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.


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.


ABA-SHANTI-I to hit Village Underground in London

Dub Crusader and House of Roots will next month present another chapter of Arisezon with a session featuring ABA-SHANTI-I, MR FASO and DJ D. VYZOR.


Full details revealed for TEACHINGS IN DUB: ABA SHANTI-I meets KIBIR LA AMLAK

The details can now be revealed for the next Teachings in Dub session in Bristol featuring ABA SHANTI-I SOUNDSYSTEM and KIBIR LA AMLAK SOUNDSYSTEM.


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.


Date set for long-awaited DUBKASM album ‘Brixton Rec’; plus Bristol LP launch party

Bristol dub/roots group DUBKASM has finally decided to put out a selection of previously unreleased tracks mixed by leading soundsystem operator ABA SHANTI with the release of Brixton Rec.

DUBKASM is holding an official album launch party, alongside ABA SHANTI on the ROOTS RADICAL SOUNDYSTEM, at The Attic in Bristol on 5 October, before the record hits the streets on 8 October.


RADIO RIDDLER to perform ‘Purple Reggae’ at the One Love Festival

Fast and Frank from THE FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS - also known as RADIO RIDDLER - will be performing their long-awaited reggae production of PRINCE’s Purple Rain, ‘Purple Reggae’, at the One Love Festival.

According to an interview with drummer Frank Benbini the album is a labour of love:


One Love Festival line-up revealed: DAWN PENN, DENNIS ALCAPONE, HOLLIE COOK + more

The initial acts, including DAWN PENN, DENNIS ALCAPONE and HOLLIE COOK, plus a brand new location have been revealed for the fifth One Love Festival in the UK.

The festival has confirmed that it is moving out of London to the Hop Farm site near Tonbridge in Kent, from 10-12 August 2012, back to the South East where the event started in 2008.


Top 10 New Year’s Eve reggae nights in the UK 2011

As 2011 draws to a close takes a look at the best reggae/dancehall New Years’ Eve parties that are happening across the UK. 

Here goes (in no particular order):