Liverpool’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in this weekend – 9th & 10th June – for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity.
Winner of Best New Festival – UK Festival Awards, Positive Vibration is set to be even bigger and better in 2017. Taking place over the 9th and 10th June 2017 in various venues across the Baltic Triangle, the festival 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 will be legendary 2-Tone band, The Selecter. Fronted by the iconic, Pauline Black, The Selecter were one of the key bands of the U.K ska revival of the late ’70s and early ‘80s (along with Madness and The Specials), often tackling sexism along with racism and other social ills. Pauline has also been confirmed as one of the panelists at the festival’s Reggae Q&A.
In addition to The Selecter, 2017’s stellar line-up will feature reggae heavyweights – Scientist, Aba Shanti-I, Reggae Roast, Earl Gateshead, MC Brother Culture, Vibronics, Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System, Andy Smith (former Portishead) and Soul Jazz Records Sound System, with loads more acts still to be confirmed.
Next year also 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.
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Children under 12 go free on the Saturday of the festival, supervised by an adult.