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The Baltic Presents Big Youth & Horace Andy with Special Guests

Horace Andy reggae artist

Big Youth and Horace Andy are coming to Liverpool following the huge success of Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2017.

The team behind the festival want to add more unique talent and reggae goodness to the city.

They are hosting not one, but two legendary nights at District, where the iconic reggae artists will perform.

Big Youth and The Upper Cut Band will be performing on Friday 18th August 2017 at 61 Jordan Street.

Big Youth and horace andy performing at festival of reggae

Big Youth – also known as Manley Augustus Buchanan – was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and is known for his music throughout the 1970s.

As a teenager, the man with a message was employed as a mechanic but took the chance of picking up the mic at parties and dances.

He had his moniker long before this and arrived on the music scene in the wake of U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone and I-Roy.

He established his own unique style and Liverpool get to experience this night to remember.

Support comes from Liverpool’s very own dub poet, Levi Tafari and Africa Oye DJs – Marley & Vegas.

Horace Andy with Mafia & Fluxy featuring Matic Horns will be performing on Friday 1st September 2017.

Horace Andy and big youth reggae artist

Also known by his birth name, Horace Hinds, Horace Andy was born in Kingston, Jamaica and his breakthrough hit in the 1970s, Skylarking, encouraged rebellious young people to clean up their act.

He is one of the most influential and respected artists to come out of Jamaica and has worked with some of reggae’s finest producers, including Phil Pratt, Coxsone Dodd, Scientist and Sly and Robbie.

The man they call ‘Sleepy’ is known for tracks such as Government Land, You Are My Angel and Skylarking.

He produced his earliest recordings in the 1960s but by the early 90s, his impeccable delivery and flawless intonation became essential ingredients in Massive Attack’s seminal ‘Blue Lines’ album in which several tracks sampled Horace Andy originals or brand new recordings of his voice, words and melodies, creating a blueprint for the bass-heavy revolution that was the Bristol sound.

The two reggae sensations are coming to Liverpool and tickets are on sale now:



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