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
BrukOut featuring Seani B & Stone Love
Tru Thoughts Records with Rodney P, DJ Skitz and Wrongtom
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’.
In addition to the live music, Positive Vibration will also play host to:
Contuning to be a festival for the whole 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.
Discussion and 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.
Celebration of reggae art exhibtion
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
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: http://posvibefest.com/jamdown-market/
Once complete, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply – 1st April.