Baltic Triangle

Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae

Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2017

Baltic Triangle in Liverpool

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Liverpool's award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in June for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity. Winner of 'Best New Festival' at the UK Festival Awards 2016, Positive Vibration will play host to a plethora of internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems & selectors, a Reggae Q&A, creative workshops, a record fair & market, and plenty of tasty Caribbean food & drink. Headlining this year’s festival are 2 Tone legends, The Selecter.

Line Up

- Friday: Jah Shaka (full sound system - 5 hr 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. More acts tbc.

- Saturday: The Selecter, Scientist, Channel One, Don Letts, Prince Fatty, Horseman, Soul Jazz Records Sound System, Dubmatix, Charlie P, Trojan Records Official Club Night w/ Pama International, New Town Kings, The Hempolics. More acts tbc.

The Art of Reggae Exhibition

This year sees the return of The Art of Reggae Exhibition - a successful collaboration between Positive Vibration and the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC). The exhibition, which supports the Alpha Boys School in 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 from 7th June 2017.

The Reggae Q&A

There will be a panel discussion taking place on the Saturday of the festival, at which, we explore the impact of reggae on British music, culture & society. The Panel includes: Pauline Black, Dennis Bovell, Mykaell Riley and John Robb.

Workshops

On the Saturday of the festival, we will be hosting 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 CIC.

Sponsors & Partners

  • - Trojan Records
  • - Africa Oyé
  • - Skiddle
  • - International Reggae Poster Contest
  • - Alpha Boys School
  • - Liverpool City of Music
  • - IXIOD

Last year saw Trojan Sound System perform at the festival...

 

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Baltic Triangle

Jamaica Street,
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