This event has been and gone.
Dreadzone 30th Anniversary Show
Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser
Core members Greg Dread and original bassmaster Leo Williams with legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 are joined by Bazil on technology and Blake Robert (Greg’s son) on guitar in the 2023 Dreadzone live line-up.
The band refocussed their show in 2022 after MC Spee was forced to step back from touring and they explored different aspects of their history and catalogue ahead of their 30th anniversary in 2023. They have announced Spring 2023 dates to kick off celebrations and there will be more news soon about shows and a new studio album for release later in the year.
Dreadzone are an unstoppable force who have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around with a loyal and ever growing fanbase due in part to their storming and energetic live shows. They have been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Dreadzone opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1994 and began to bring their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae to a wider audience, going on to chart several singles including their Top 20 hit ‘Little Britain’. Their last studio album ‘Dread Times’, released on their own Dubwiser label, stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years.
“A feast of bass heavy dubwise danceability” Clash
One of the country's top reggae and dub acts, founded in 1993 by Greg Roberts and Tim Bran. Their debut album 360° set the stage for the follow up, Second Light, to be cited as a favourite of John Peel's and saw them play at Glastonbury just one year after their formation. Continuing to record and release new music, Dreadzone for many years hosted Dubweiser at Notting Hill Arts Club. Their most recent album, 2017's Dead Times, entered the UK top 40 album chart. Their continued popularity remains a testament to their presence in British music.
See Dreadzone tour dates