Line-Up Announcement: Super Cat, Chronixx and Alborosie at Boomtown 2019

Boomtown remains a proudly independent festival that has managed to keep a sense of community and unity despite being one of the fastest growing festivals on the the circuit. Citizens travel from across the globe to experience one of the most diverse line-ups and most groundbreaking theatrical concepts on offer, collectively celebrating underground music in a totally immersive world.

Reggae Splash for Jack Up The Summer

Aswad, arguably Britain’s most successful reggae band, are the latest group announced to appear at this year’s Jack Up The Summer throwback festival. After 2 decades on the music scene and with 15 albums under their belts, ‘The Lions of Ladbroke Grove’ remains one of the country’s best-loved reggae acts. Formed in the late 70s, Aswad, along with UB40, quickly became one of the most important reggae artists to ever emerge from the UK. Formally Jack Up The 80s, this hugely popular event continues to deliver on its retro promise by celebrating the upbeat, hand-clapping music of yesteryear, centred around party hits andfeel-good music from both the 80s and 90s. A strictly limited number of Early Bird Weekend and Day… Continue reading Reggae Splash for Jack Up The Summer

Reggae vocalist Alton Ellis’ Mr Soul Of Jamaica reissued for the first time

From the “Godfather of Rocksteady”. Jamaican singer Alton Ellis’ 1974 LP Mr Soul Of Jamaica has been reissued for the first time, via Music on Vinyl. Produced by Duke Reid and released on his Treasure Isle label, Mr Soul Of Jamaicawas Ellis’ third studio album (but his only release for TI) following Sings Rock and Soul in 1967 and Sunday Coming in 1971.

Jamaica’s gift to the world turns 50

“Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica, a unique music that springs from the creative imagination of a diverse ­people.” This quotation is taken from the official proclamation by the government of Jamaica in 2007 declaring February as “Reggae Month” to pay special tribute to the musical art form for which the country has become renowned the world over. These words remain true today as Reggae continues to capture the world’s attention, especially among avid music lovers.