Taking place over the 12 + 13 June 2020 across the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, the festival also sees the return of the Reggae Q&A panel discussion, Jamdown Food + Drinks Market, Family Workshops and The Art of Reggae Exhibition, which will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators + artists from over 60 countries.
The daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook, Hollie's self-coined "tropical pop" sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. She released her self-titled debut album in the Summer of 2011 to critical acclaim from many, resulting in her being on an array of 'Top Albums of 2011' lists including The Word, The Mirror and Rough Trade.
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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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The Mad Professor's apprentice mixing deep dub-wise tracks with dance beats.
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Neville Staple Band
The original rude boy, and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement. Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His biography reads like a who's who of rock. Not only has he worked with such legends as Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Ali Campbell but has also shared the stage with ska icons Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat. Although this line up never actually recorded an album, they successfully toured the US with Sting and Steel Pulse before embarking on their own headline tour.
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Mungo's Hi Fi
Mungo’s Hi Fi are a soundsystem and music production collective based in Glasgow. They produce and play music which blends Jamaican styles with the sounds of UK club culture, resulting in a unique take on Ska, Reggae, Dancehall and Dubstep that has made them firm favourites in the UK Bass Music scene.
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African Head Charge
Formed in the early 1980's, they were one of the biggest dub reggae bands around at the time.
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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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Russian born hip-hop producer extraordinaire who creates a staggering live show as part of the Russian Percussion collective. Live hip-hop at its best. He has worked with a variety of musicians including Public Enemy, Kraftwerk and Super Furry Animals.
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Tippa Irie is the UK Reggae legend from Saxon Studio International. Tippa started to chat the mic in the 1980s, launching a hugely influential movement in UK Reggae music. Along with artists like Smiley Culture, Maxi Priest and Papa Levi, Tippa emerged from London's Saxon Studio and onto the international music scene.
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His hard-hitting beats have backed the best Reggae artists in the business; from Max Romeo to Little Roy and many more. Famous for his precision timing and fearsome delivery he is just as comfortable on the mic as behind the kit.
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The legendary Don Letts introduced reggae to punk, managed the Slits, played music with former Clash member Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite and has directed videos for everyone from Jimmy Cliff to S'Express.
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Federico Marin is Kiko Bun, a reggae artist based in London. Raised on a diet of classical, salsa and hip hop, it was eventually the sun-soaked sounds of reggae that became his musical love. He mixes his deep love of Jamaican roots music with the sound of modern London bass culture. Kiko got a lucky break being asked to record a cover of Toots and Maytals' '54-46 Was My Number' for the Channel 4 drama series 'This Is England '90' and has gone on to sign to the legendary Island Records label, home of course to, amongst others, Bob Marley.
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Promising a night of reggae music & dub poetry.
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Jman, The Upper Cut Band, Sinai Sound System
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