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Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2018

Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

 Friday 8th June & Saturday 9th June 2018
Weekend Tickets only £30: skiddle.com/e/12997064 // Children under 12 go free on both days

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Following the first wave of artist announcements late last year, the UK’s award-winning festival of reggae, Positive Vibration, has added even more big names to its already huge line-up, including:

Mungo’s Hi Fi with Eva Lazarus

Dub Pistols

BrukOut featuring Seani B & Stone Love

Dreadzone

Tru Thoughts Records with Rodney P, DJ Skitz and Wrongtom

Resonators

Sinai Sound System

Taking place over the 8th & 9th June across the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, the festival will also feature performances from Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band, Sister Nancy & Legal Shot Sound System, Adrian Sherwood & Creation Rebel, Iration Steppas with Murray Man, Misty in Roots, Don Letts, Channel One Sound System, Manudigital with Parly B & Bazil, Capital Letters, Radikal Guru with Echo Ranks & Cian Finn, Dubkasm with Solo Banton, and Count Skylarkin’ presents ‘Derek’s Island Discs’

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Partners & Sponsors

Positive Vibration is also proud to announce this year’s partners & sponsors, who have kindly offered their support to the festival. They include Liverpool City Council, Captain Morgan, Visit Jamaica, Baltic Creative CIC, Reggae Research Network, Jamaican High Commission, VP Records, Greensleeves Records, Alpha Boys School, International Reggae Poster Contest, Skiddle and Minirig.

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In addition to the live music, Positive Vibration will also play host to:

For the Family

Over the festival weekend, there will be a plethora of activities & workshops for all the family, including dub poetry classes with Levi Tafari, Jamaican dance classes with Merseyside Dance Initiative, arts & crafts with Square Pegs, screen-printing with The Paper Moon, Capoeira & drum classes with Capoeira For All, face painting, a soft play area, plus loads more.

Children & young people are welcome to the festival on both days, with those under 12 years old being granted free entry.

Reggae Q&A 

One of the most engaging aspects of the festival, the Reggae Q&A, is a panel discussion which focuses on the impact of reggae on British music, culture & society. 

This year’s panel, which is yet to be finalised, will feature highly respected DJ, lecturer, poet & community activist, Dr William ‘Lez’ Henry, as well as award-winning music journalist & punk musician, John Robb.

The Q&A is in association with the Reggae Research Network.

Art of Reggae Exhibition 

A highlight of the festival, this incredible exhibition, which supports the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica, will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators & artists from over 70 countries. All of which can be bid on via silent auction. 

The launch of the exhibition will take place at Constellations, Liverpool on Wednesday 6th June from 7pm – 11pm.

Entry is free, but you will need to confirm your attendance by ordering a free ticket via Skiddle: skiddle.com/e/13155962

Jamdown Market

Over 40 open-air traders offering a diverse selection of food, drink, records, clothes, arts & crafts, jewelry, health and well-being.

If you would like to trade at this year’s festival, please download a trader application pack from the festival website: https://posvibefest.com/jamdown-market/

Once complete, email to info@posvibefest.com 

Deadline to apply – 1st April.

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Tickets

  • Adult Weekend Tickets – ONLY £30.
  • Teenager (12 – 17 years) Weekend Tickets – ONLY £10.
  • Children under 12 go FREE on both days.

Buy here: skiddle.com/e/12997064 

Contact

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Upcoming Events

In the run up to this year’s festival, Positive Vibration will be bringing to Liverpool a host of reggae legends and trailblazers, including:

  • 30th March – Horseman & The Upper Cut Band at District, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool. Tickets: skiddle.com/e/13126980 
  • 13th April – Mad Professor at Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool. Tickets: skiddle.com/e/13117179 
  • 18th April – Mellow Mood (in conjunction with TIJ Events) at The Invisible Wind Factory, 3 Regent Road, Liverpool. Tickets: https://goo.gl/SfSCSs 
  • 28th April – Jah Shaka Sound System at District, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool. 

     Tickets: skiddle.com/e/13158863 

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