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DAMIAN MARLEY to play Bestival

Jamaican singer DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY will perform live at Bestival this year on the Isle of Wight.

The big festival also features the likes of DAVID RODIGAN, WILEY and MAJOR LAZER, among many others.

Bestival takes place on 8-11 September at Robin Hill Country Park, near Arreton, with weekend tickets priced at £190.


Jamaica dominates MOBO reggae nominations

The nominees for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards can now be revealed, including five Jamaicans in the 'Best Reggae Act' category.

The shortlist includes the following artists:


More top acts added to Bestival

DUB PISTOLS, WILEY, SKEPTA and RONI SIZE REPRAZENT are among the latest additions to Bestival 2015.

They join an eclectic line-up that already features THE CUBAN BROTHERS, SKRILLEX, DAVID RODIGAN and THE HEATWAVE, among many others.

There are still more acts to be announced including two headliners.


HORACE ANDY added to Love Saves The Day

Jamaican singer HORACE ANDY will perform live at Bristol’s Love Saves The Day festival this summer with the DUB ASANTE band featuring MATIC HORNS.

The event will also feature performances from BABYHEAD, JUS NOW, SHY FX, DUB FX, TEACHINGS IN DUB, JAH SHAKA and WILEY, among many others.


Love Saves The Day line-up revealed

BABYHEAD, JUS NOW, WILEY and TEACHINGS IN DUB are among the artists set to perform at Love Saves The Day 2015.

The reggae and dub-influenced acts will join US hip hop heavyweights AZEALIA BANKS and GRANDMASTER FLASH this coming May.


WILEY reveals short UK tour in December

British grime/dancehall rapper WILEY has announced a short run of live shows across the UK towards the end of the year.

The ‘Snakes & Ladders Tour’ takes in the following three intimate shows:


MOBO Awards 2013: ‘Best Reggae’ shortlist unveiled

The shortlists for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards 2013 can now be revealed, including four Jamaican-raised artists and STYLO G representing the UK.

The ‘Best Reggae’ category shortlist includes:


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.


More Glastonbury Festival acts revealed: REGGAE ROAST, MUNGO’S HI FI, YT & SERIAL KILLAZ

The latest crops of reggae acts have been announced for this year’s Glastonbury Festival including REGGAE ROAST, MUNGO’S HI-FI, YT and SERIAL KILLAZ.


WILEY announces UK tour dates for September

UK grime/dancehall artist WILEY has announced a tour later this summer with big shows in Birmingham, London and Leeds, among others.

Tickets go on sale from 5 April at 9am, priced at £14.50 and £16.50 for the London show.

New dates on 'The Ascent Tour' are:


Culture Clash 2012 announced: MAJOR LAZER, CHANNEL ONE & more

Red Bull Culture Clash has revealed its 2012 line-up, featuring MAJOR LAZER, CHANNEL ONE, MAGNETIC MAN and BOY BETTER KNOW for a Wembley Arena showdown.

The annual Culture Clash event is now in its third year bringing together fans, performers and collectives from dubstep, dub, reggae, dancehall, grime and drum n bass.