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UB40 feat Ali, Astro & Mickey to play Westonbirt

Birmingham reggae band UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will perform live at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire this summer.

The legendary trio will be on stage on 18 June with an eight-piece band including a brass section.

Special guests for the show are reggae/dub band RADIO RIDDLER.


UB40 ft Ali, Astro & Mickey reveal 2016 UK tour

Birmingham reggae band UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have announced a Labour Of Love UK tour in spring next year.

The band will be performing the albums Labour Of Love I and Labour Of Love II at all shows.

The new dates are:


RADIO RIDDLER lines up UK shows with UB40

Reggae/dub production duo RADIO RIDDLER, featuring Brian Fast Leiser and Frank Benbini from FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS, will next month support UB40 at three shows in the UK.

RADIO RIDDLER is currently promoting its reggae tribute to PRINCE’s Purple Rain album, called Purple Reggae.


ALI CAMPBELL performs on Later... with Jools Holland

Reggae singer ALI CAMPBELL along with original UB40 members ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE have performed on this week’s Later... with Jools Holland TV show.


UB40 featuring ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY line up more shows

UB40 featuring ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE have added new live dates to their UK tour including Glasgow and Leicester.

Upcoming shows now include:


ALI CAMPBELL’s UB40 reveals December UK shows

The UB40 line-up featuring ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO and MICKEY VIRTUE has announced three special shows in the UK at the end of the year.

The new dates are:



Original UB40 vocalist ASTRO will join former bandmates ALI CAMPBELL and MICKEY VIRTUE live on stage in London just days after splitting from the current UB40.


UB40 to headline Legends Rugby Festival

British reggae group UB40 will perform at the Legends Rugby Festival, which takes place at Wimbledon Rugby Football Club in London later this summer.

To complement the day-long rugby action on 13 July, UB40 will be live in concert to round off the festival.


Morrisons's MFest cancelled due to ‘adverse’ weather; was set to include ALI CAMPBELL & LEE THOMPSON

This weekend's MFest, a brand new festival put on by supermarket Morrisons, has been cancelled due to severe weather.

The inaugural event was set to include artists such as ALI CAMPBELL, LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA and SOUL II SOUL at Harwood House in Leeds.


UB40 to headline Isle of Wight’s WOWfest: joins MAXI PRIEST, THE WAILERS & more

Birmingham group UB40 has been announced as the Saturday night headline act for the already reggae-heavy WOWfest on the Isle of Wight.


ALI CAMPBELL lines up big London show

Former UB40 frontman ALI CAMPBELL has announced a concert on 7 December at the IndigO2 in Greenwich, London.

His other previously announced UK shows include:


UB40 members chased for £750,000 in unpaid debts

Four members of British reggae band UB40 are being chased for £750,000 in unpaid debts after being declared bankrupt last month.

The four - Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Terence Oswald and Norman Hassan - were officially declared  insolvent at a Birmingham County Court hearing after the band's record label, DEP International, went under.


UK reggae legends UB40 declared bankrupt

The British press is reporting that four members of UB40 have been made bankrupt after the band's record label, DEP International, went under.

A judge at Birmingham County Court declared Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Norman Hassan and Terence Oswald (also known as Astro) bankrupt and their details have been listed by the Insolvency Service. 

Tax officers can now seize property over the next year to pay off any outstanding debts.


Bankruptcy proceedings issued against UB40

Five founding members of British reggae band UB40 are facing bankruptcy proceedings after a judge gave the green light for liquidators to pursue the case.

District judge Richard Musgrave gave tax officials permission to issue proceedings, but ruled that an undisclosed amount being sought by liquidators was too high.