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Positive Vibration 2020 unveils second wave of artists and family programme

29/02/2020

Following the first wave of artist announcements last November, the UK’s award-winning festival of reggae, Positive Vibration, has added even more big names to its already huge line-up.


Positive Vibration returns to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle on 12/13 June 2020 bringing it with a host of reggae stars from across the planet.

The likes of Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Twinkle Brothers and Zion Train will perform alongside Ruts DC, Mellow Mood, Gaudi (performing with African Head Charge), Soom T and Skarra Mucci.

The festival will also feature performances from Hollie Cook + General Roots, General Levy + Joe Ariwa, Mad Professor, Tippa Irie, Horseman, The Upper Cut Band, Mungo’s Hi Fi Ft. Charlie P, Neville Staple Band, Don Letts, African Head Charge, DJ Vadim + Jman, Kiko Bun, Sinai Sound System and Levi Tafari.


Partner for this year’s Positive Vibration include Baltic Creative CIC, Jamaica Tourist Board, Jamaica High Commission, Love Lane Brewery, Trojan Records, AHRC Translating Cultures and Reggae Research Network.

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In addition to the live music, Positive Vibration will also play host to:

For the Family

Over the festival weekend, there will be a plethora of activities + workshops for all the family, including dub poetry classes with Levi Tafari + Curtis Watt, arts & crafts with Square Pegs, screen- printing with The Paper Moon, Capoeira classes with Capoeira For All, live performances from Staged Kaos, 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.

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 will be chaired by music journalist, John Robb and will feature other industry experts, TBA.

Art of Reggae Exhibition

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 40 countries. All of which can be bid on via silent auction.

The launch of the exhibition will take place at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Rd, Liverpool, L8 1TH on Thursday 28 May.

Taking place between 7pm – 11pm, there will be music, food and performance in addition to the fantastic artwork.

Entry is free, but please confirm your attendance by ordering a free ticket: skiddle.com/e/13752105

Jamdown Market

A host of traders offering a diverse selection of food, drink, records, clothes, arts & crafts, jewellery, health and well-being.

If you would like to trade at this year’s festival, contact info@posvibefest.com.

Tickets

Adult Weekend Tickets – ONLY £50

Teenager (12 – 17 years) Weekend Tickets – ONLY £15

Children under 12 go FREE on both days.

Buy yours here.

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