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After two decades on the music scene and fifteen albums under their belts, 'The Lions of Ladbroke Grove' remain one of the country's best loved reggae bands. Formed in the late seventies their early hits include "Warrior Charge" and "Three Babylon", which established the band with a massive following culminating in a UK number one hit "Don't Turn Around" in 1988. The band continued their assault on the UK pop charts with tracks such as "Shine", "Shy Guy", amongst many more.
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Channel One Sound System
Channel One continue to be London's number one reggae sound system and have been pushing out their music at Notting Hill Carnival for over 30 years.
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Dawn Penn gave the reggae world a pleasant surprise when she returned to the charts in the early 1990s with a dancehall-influenced remake of her signature song "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" and continues to perform live today.
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General Levy is an English ragga deejay, best known for the track 'Incredible' which he recorded with M-Beat in 1994.
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Writer, producer and remixer Mad Professor (AKA Neil Fraser) started off his career as a service engineer for studio equipment. These days, however, you will find him mixing for the likes of Sade and The Orb.
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Iration Steppas Sound System
Bass, bass, bass,....Oh and more bass, some drum echoes, some strings. Expect to feel as well as hear the exquisite sounds that these boys play. Very heavy dub music from this highly dedicated trio.
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The Midlands based pop outfit who burst onto the scene with Pass The Duchie which was a hit in 1982. Other hits followed such as Youth Of Today, Never Gonna Give You Up and the massive hit with Donna Summer - Unconditional Love.
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Reggae Roast DJ Collective
Reggae Roast have steadily built up a reputation for hosting one of the most vibrant monthly Reggae events in London that is all about creating a respectful atmosphere where people can enjoy the best reggae music Recently Reggae Roast have been in high demand, playing at clubs across the UK including regular sets at Fabric, spreading their message of conscious roots music and positive vibes. Over the past 3 years Reggae Roast have hosted some of the biggest names in the business, including: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Collie Buddz, Sly & Robbie, Finley Quaye, Mad Professor, David Rodigan, Suggs (Madness), Mungo’s Hifi, Channel One Sound System, Iration Steppas and Adrian Sherwood.
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Formed in 2004, London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in British Sound System culture. A talented team of selectors and vocalists, they relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history. For the past decade, Trojan Sound System have spread their message of love and unity through the power of ska, roots, dub, dancehall and UK bass music, headlining club shows, captivating festival crowds and supporting legendary Jamaican acts such as the Wailers, Luciano, Sly and Robby and the late great Gregory Isaacs to name but a few.
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2003 saw Wayne's debut single 'No Letting Go' climb into the top 10, it's mixture of smooth R'n'B and reggae rhythms proving a hit with music lovers everywhere. More please!
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Bowlers Exhibition Centre
- Longbridge Road
- Trafford Park
- M17 1SN