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Positive Vibration unveil full line-up for September festival


The full line-up has now been revealed for the UK’s award-winning festival of reggae – Positive Vibration – returning to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle on 10th and 11th September.

Since the festival’s inception in 2016, Positive Vibration has established itself as one of the country’s most exciting and eclectic reggae festivals, playing host to internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems & selectors, and some of the brightest new talent.

This year’s edition of the festival will feature names such as General Levy, Congo Natty and Gentleman’s Dub Club in what will be one of their biggest years so far. With six different performance areas to choose from, audiences will be spoilt for choice by a wide range of reggae acts around every corner.

General Levy

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


Over the festival weekend, there will be a plethora of activities & workshops for all the family, including dub poetry, drumming & movement, dance, capoeira, arts & crafts and screen-printing.

The activities & workshops will be hosted by Levi Tafari, Katumba, Capoeira For All, Movema, Square Pegs, The Paper Moon and Curtis Watt. There will also be a special live performance from festival favourites, Staged Kaos.

Children & young people are welcome to the festival on both days, with those under 12 years old being granted free entry. Please note, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and there’s a curfew of 9pm on both days.

Don Letts Book Tour

Legendary DJ, filmmaker & broadcaster, Don Letts will be bringing his ‘There and Back Again’ book tour to this year’s Positive Vibration Festival. There will be a book reading, signing and Q&A hosted by award-winning music journalist and friend of the festival, John Robb.

Art of Reggae Exhibition

A successful collaboration between Positive Vibration and the international Reggae Poster Contest, the exhibition will showcase a series of reggae-inspired posters designed by illustrators & artists from across the globe.

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, please contact [email protected]


  • Advance Weekend Tickets: ONLY £60
  • Teenager (12-17 years) Weekend Tickets: ONLY £15
  • Children under 12 go FREE on both days

Book your tickets here.

The full line-up includes:

Asian Dub Foundation // The Twinkle Brothers // Mad Professor // Gentleman’s Dub Club // Dawn Penn & The Maticians // Hollie Cook // Zion Train // Tippa Irie // Congo Natty // General Levy & Joe Ariwa // Don Letts //  Channel One // Horseman & The Upper Cut Band // Mungo’s Hi Fi // Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds //  Ruts DC // Kiko Bun // From The Specials – Neville Staple Band // Krafty Kuts Ft. Dynamite MC // Jah Wobble & The Invaders of The Heart // Iration Steppas Ft. Murray Man // The Nextmen Ft. Gardna // DJ Vadim Ft. Jman // O.B.F Ft. Sr. Wilson // Charlie P // Sister Aisha // Congo Dubz & Iron Dread // Sinai Sound System // Kioko // Aleighcia Scott // FutureDub Orchestra // Oxman// Adam Prescott //  Dub Link Up Ft. Mc Mad-X // Count Skylarkin’ // Kingston Express // Levi Tafari // Rubber Dub // One A Penny // DJ Fadda B // Buddha // Keith Marley // The Liquidator V Ska-Lette Fever

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