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A Reggae Festival Is Happening In Manchester This Month

By Laura O'Neill November 15, 2019

Manchester will light up with Carribean tones as this month as Manchester Reggae Festival descends on the city.

On November 30, Manchester Reggae Festival ​will celebrate all things dancehall, jungle and dub with performances from genre icons and mouth-watering reggae food.

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The eagerly-anticipated event will take place at Manchester’s whopping 5,000 capacity ​BEC Arena and will feature an all-star lineup, including iconic soul and reggae groups Aswad ​and ​Channel One Sound System, ​who will deliver a dynamic live show to the people of Manchester and showcase the very best of the genre’s sound.

Jamaican vocalist ​Dawn Penn and Dub Smugglers Sound System ​will also join the lineup, along with ragga artist ​General Levy and ​Iration Steppers.

There will also be a performance by British dub pioneer ​Mad Professor, a man hailed with the movement of dub music into the digital age. And sets by British/Jamaican bands ​Musical Youth ​and London collective ​Reggae Roast.

Along with West London MC S​olo Banton, Trojan Sound System, the legendary collective who recently performed at iconic ​London ​venue ​Alexandra Palace. And ​Wayne Wonder, a Jamaican singer best known for his UK Top 10 single ‘​No Letting Go​’.

Photo: General Levy

There will also be a selection of mouth-watering reggae food provided by market vendors from near and far.

Tickets for Manchester Reggae Festival ​are available from Fever and are priced at £27.50 per person. Click here to get yours.


Also published on Medium.