8th & 9th June 2018 // Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
The UK’s award-winning festival of reggae, Positive Vibration, boasts an impressive line-up, including legendary producer & innovator, Lee “Scratch” Perry backed by New York-based collective, Subatomic Sound System (Emch, Screechy Dan and Larry McDonald) for a special one-off UK performance and the Godfather of Drum ‘n’ Bass, Roni Size. There will also be performances from the Queen of Lovers Rock, Carroll Thompson, prolific drummer & MC, Horseman and the exceptionally gifted vocalist, King Lorenzo, all of which will be backed by one of the UK’s finest reggae bands, The Upper Cut Band. For the full line-up, please see the attached poster.
The festival also includes the Art of Reggae Exhibition, the Jamdown Market, activities for families, and the 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, run in association with the Reggae Research Network, will feature Brixton-based DJ, producer & star of his own BBC 2 documentary, Blacker Dread, prolific singer/songwriter & the Queen of Lovers Rock, Carroll Thompson and highly respected lecturer, poet & community activist, Dr William ‘Lez’ Henry. The panel will be led by award-winning music journalist & punk musician, John Robb.