(THE RAINBOW WAREHOUSE VENUES)
11TH JUNE 2011, 4pm-4am
This an exciting new event for Birmingham and the West Midlands. Reggae has always been a big part of the area’s rich and diverse cultural melting pot. The explosion of reggae and ska in the region (and across the UK) during the early seventies followed legendary gigs of the time such as Bob Marley at the ODEON. This in turn ingnited the fire of the region’s own scene and subsequent international reggae ambassador’s, with bands such as Steel Pulse and UB40 leading the way.
Today there continues to be a vibrant roots and reggae across the region and Reggae City is an opportunity to pull together the best of the region and splice it together with some of the best national and international talent. It is hoped the event will develop and grow through the support of the city and it’s communities, to be a showcase for the abundance of talent thta is around in today’s reggae scene.
June 11th marks the launch of a new event, Reggae City, Birmingham’s leading reggae and roots party, with a line-up that includes Luciano, Digital Mystikz, Takana Zion and Peter Spence.
Across three venues, upon heavyweight sounds and with peace and harmony in mind Birmingham is set to lively up itself. Saturday, June 11th sees the first Reggae City event running conscious vibes, bringing ital foods and a festival feeling to the Rainbow Warehouse complex in Birmingham.
From 4pm to 4am Reggae City presents some of the finest international Roots, Reggae and Dub artists alongside the best of British and West Midlands talent. The event will also explore the huge influence that Reggae has had on today’s dance and club music scene, expect some of the finest reggae inspired Jungle, Dubstep, and Hip-Hop.
The first Reggae City event, will present some of the finest International Roots, Reggae and Dub artists alongside the cream of Britain’s contemporary talent. The event will also explore the huge influence that Reggae has had on today’s dance and club music scene. Expect the best of today’s reggae inspired Jungle, Dubstep, Dub and Hip-Hop.
LUCIANO (with Mafia & Fluxy Band)
The living legend, Messenjah… graces Reggae City with a spectacular show of the finest in contemporary conscious Roots Reggae.
True pioneers of the Dubstep movement continuing to push boundaries of contemporary Dub.
Reggae City is proud to present the UK Debut from Guinea’s rapidly rising roots star. African Reggae at its freshest.
PETER SPENCE (backed by the Friendly Fire Band)
The name on a lot of people’s lips right now is Peter Spence; a Birmingham born Lovers Rock artist with street credentials to spare and whose gifts increasingly demand a more international setting.
TIPPA IRIE (backed by the Friendly Fire Band)
Welcoming the UK’s original fast talker who never fails to hype the crowd.
NEXTMEN (feat Serocee)
Killer Djs mashing roots, reggae, hip hop, drum ’n’ bass & beyond feat Brum’s very own MC Serocee.
YT (backed by the Friendly Fire Band)
Outstanding British MC whose tracks “England story” & “Wicked Act” are now bonafide classics.
PRINCE FATTY SOUNDSYSTEM
Heavy sounds designed to Dub your feet with rock steady beats & rootical treats.
Welcoming Scotland’s premier soundsystem to host the outdoor stage. Heavyweight roots & bass culture on one serious rig.
A true Junglist Soldier!
ALONGSIDE some of Birmingham’s finest:
Advance Tickets: £22.50 (more on the door)
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www.theticketsellers.co.uk (0844 870 0000)
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