Legendary 2-Tone band, The Selecter and King of the Sound System, Jah Shaka to headline Liverpool’s award-winning reggae festival Positive Vibration

Screen Shot 2017-05-29 at 14.15.03Legendary 2-Tone band, The Selecter and King of the Sound System, Jah Shaka to headline Liverpool’s award-winning reggae festival Positive Vibration  Festival of Reggae 2017

Winner of Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2016 •

Multi-Venue event : Baltic Triangle, Liverpool (Constellations, Hangar 34 and District) •

Date: Friday 9th June – Saturday 10th June 2017•

Tickets: Friday, Saturday and Weekend tickets available from Skiddle: skiddle.com/e/12867984

Children under 12go FREE (Applies to Saturday only. Max of 2 x child tickets per parent/guardian ticket). ………………………………………………………………………………

 

Liverpool’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage, Positive Vibration, returns in June for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivi-ty. Headlining this year’s festival will be legendary 2-Tone band, The Selecter and King of the sound system, Jah Shaka.The Selecter Fronted by the iconic, Pauline Black, The Selecter were oneof the key bands of the U.K ska revival of the late ’70s and early ‘80s (along with Madness and The Specials), often tackling sexism along with racism and other social ills. Jah Shaka The legendary operator & producer, who hasbeenat the forefront of the UK reggae/dub scene since the mid-1970’s, will be bringing his full sound system for a 5 hour session.

FULL LINE-UPFriday: Jah Shaka (full sound system, 5 hour session), Aba Shanti-I, Reggae Roast, Earl Gateshead, MC Brother Culture, Saxon Sound System, Vibronics, I-mitri CounterAction, Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System, DJ Andy Smith, plus more.Saturday: The Selecter, The Scientist, Channel One Sound System, Don Letts, Prince Fatty, Horseman, Soul Jazz Records Sound System, Trojan Records Official Club Night w/Pama International, Dubmatix, Charlie P, Ras Kwame, New Town Kings, The Hempolics, Backbeat Soundsystem, Western Promise, Mount Nakara, Golty Farabeau, plus more. ………………………………………………………………..
THE ART OF REGGAE EXHIBITIONThis year sees the return of The Art of Reggae Exhibition – a successful collaboration be-tween Positive Vibration and the International Reggae Poster Contest. The exhibition, which supports the Alpha Boys Schoolin Jamaica, will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators & artists from all over the world. You’ll also be able to bid on the posters. The exhibition will take place atConstellations from 7th June – 9th July 2017, with the launch taking place on the 7th June.

Entry to the launch is free, but please confirm your at-tendance by emailing: info@posvibefest.com

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THE REGGAE Q&A There will be a panel discussion taking place on the Saturday of the festival which ex-plores the impact of reggae on British music, culture & society.

This year’s panel includes: •Pauline Black – iconic frontwoman of 2 Tone band, The Selecter. Actress, broadcaster and author of music bestseller, ‘Black by Design’ •Mykaell Riley – former member of Steel Pulse and founder of the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra. Head of Music Production at the University of Westminster and Director for the Black Music Research Unit. •Dennis Bovell – legendary reggae guitarist, bass player and producer. Founding mem-berof Matumbi and pioneer of Lovers Rock. •John Robb – award-winning music journalist andpunk musician, John will be asking the questions.

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WORKSHOPS On the Saturday of the festival, there will be a number of creative, educational and dance workshops for the children, including: • Dub Poetry with Levi Tafari. • Arts & Crafts with Square Pegs. • The Rastaquarium. • Capoeira with Capoeira For All.

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APPLYTO TRADE If you’d like to trade at Liverpool’s award-winning reggae festival, please email in-fo@posvibefest.com All suitable goods & services will be considered.

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