Music, Reggae

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RMP Caribbean Weekender

Annual three day festival of Caribbean music and culture including live music, club nights, DJs, soundsystems, variety show, comedy, sports day and more. Prices include coach trip to venue in Southport.

Pontins - Southport Holiday Park

Fri 24 Apr

Times vary / £160–£170

Confirmed DJs include Tag Team, King Tubbys, Blondie, Gal Flex, NWR, Younger Melody, Jamo Star, G Ents, Ceesix, TimelessDJ and Allan Brando.

Sat 25 Apr

Times vary / £160–£170

Confirmed DJs include Tag Team, King Tubbys, Blondie, Gal Flex, NWR, Younger Melody, Jamo Star, G Ents, Ceesix, TimelessDJ and Allan Brando.

Sun 26 Apr

Times vary / £160–£170

Confirmed DJs include Tag Team, King Tubbys, Blondie, Gal Flex, NWR, Younger Melody, Jamo Star, G Ents, Ceesix, TimelessDJ and Allan Brando.

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies + Indica Campbell.

Bedford Park

Sun 2 Aug

£35 / 01234 221749

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

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Bad Manners

Buster Bloodvessel and co persist with the comedy ska.

Aquarium, Lowestoft

Fri 14 Aug

£19.25 / 01502 573533

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Fri 19 Jun

£17.60 / 0113 275 2411

Engine Rooms, Southampton

Fri 21 Aug

£15

Sat 22 Aug

£15

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Cassandra London

Young soulful reggae singer.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Mar

£7 before 10pm; £9 after (Students £4) / 0131 556 7060

Steel Pulse

Roots reggae band from Birmingham.

Concorde 2, Brighton

Sun 5 Apr

prices vary / 01273 673311

The Forum, London NW5

Sat 4 Apr

£25 / 020 7428 4099

The Institute, Birmingham

Fri 3 Apr

£22.50 / 0844 844 0444

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Anthony B

The artist plays roots-reggae with support from Jah 9, Yami Bolo and Addis Pablo.

Electric Brixton, London SW2

Mon 6 Apr

£25 / 020 7274 2290

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Anthony B Electric Brixton, London

Aswad

Veteran reggae outfit.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sat 1 Aug

£20 / 0844 847 2514

Marble Factory, Bristol

Fri 14 Aug

£20

Big Fat Panda

Six-piece ska and reggae band from Edinburgh.

Moorings Bar, Aberdeen

Sat 11 Apr

£6 / 01224 587602

Bitty McLean

The legendary ska and reggae star performs with support from Freddie Notes, Vin Gordon and Natty Bo.

Dingwalls, London NW1

Sun 5 Apr

£15 adv / 020 7428 0010

Bless The Funk

Four days of jazz, funk and soul, featuring DJs such as Redd Pepper, Brian Jay, John Douglas, DJ Trix and more.

Azur, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Fri 22 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Sat 23 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Sun 24 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Mon 25 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

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Bombskare

Scotland's ska juggernauts raise the roof.

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£8 / 01620 825630

  • 19:30 Bombskare La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

By The Rivers

Self-penned reggae tunes with positive messages from the Leicester-based six-piece.

The Borderline, London W1D

Thu 30 Apr

£9.50 / 0870 060 3777

Night & Day, Manchester

Tue 28 Apr

£8.25 / 0161 236 4597

Capital Letters

Original 1970s reggae group.

The Rum Shack, Glasgow

Fri 26 Jun

£11.25 / 0141 237 4432

Catch A Fire Ft. Chickenwing All Stars

Brixton's longest running live Reggae night present eight-piece South London experimental reggae and dub collective Chickenwing All Stars.

Upstairs At The Ritzy, London SW2

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0871 704 2065

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Fri 24 Jul

£20 / 0844 847 2514

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Christopher Ellis Celebrates 25 Years Of Reggae

The London singer celebrates 25 years of reggae.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sat 29 Aug

£17 / 0844 847 2514

Chronixx

Reggae performer from Jamaica.

O2 Academy Bristol

Sat 18 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Academy Oxford

Thu 16 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

Somerset House, London WC2R

Sun 12 Jul

£29.50 / 020 7845 4600

Congo Natty

A fusion of dub, dubstep, techno and jungle from the underground artist.

KOKO, London NW1

Sat 13 Jun

£12.50–£19.50 / 0870 432 5527

With Sherwood & Pinch, Dj Krust and Om Unit.

O2 Academy Oxford

Sun 8 Nov

£10 / 0844 477 2000

Congo Natty, Dillinja, Mala, Mungos Hi Fi

Soundcrash present an all nighter of reggae and dubstep with extra bass.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sun 10 May

£15 / 0844 847 2514

KOKO, London NW1

Sat 13 Jun

£14.06–£17.43 / 0870 432 5527

Don Letts

The long-established DJ and broadcaster performs his reggae material. With support from Vibronics.

The Donkey, Leicester

Fri 8 May

£12; £10 adv / 0116 270 5042

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The Dooberies

The band plays multi-layered guitar structures, always with a nod to rock, reggae and folk.

The Fish Pond, Matlock

Fri 24 Apr

The Ballroom

Free / 01629 760240

Dread Supreme

The outfit plays Jamaican music and British and American jazz.

Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Sat 23 May

Phone for prices / 01900 826448

Dreadzone

Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 4 Apr

£15 / 01284 758000

The Castle, Wellingborough

Thu 2 Apr

£15 / 01933 270007

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Fri 3 Apr

£17.50 / 0844 847 2514

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The Dualers

Bromley-based singer Tyber Cranstoun leads his eight-piece band as it plays lively ska and reggae.

New Cross Inn, London SE14

Sat 12 Sep

£11.25 / 020 8692 1866

The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Sat 9 May

£10 / 0845 413 4444

The Tunnels, Bristol

Sat 19 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 177 0801

Dub Fossils

Experimental reggae collective from Brighton featuring vocalist Ollie Barber, guitarist Paul B C, drummer Max Bennett, backing vocalist Bea Chappell and bassist John Day.

The Green Door Store, Brighton

Sun 10 May

Phone for prices / 07944 693214

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