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Liverpool’s Award-Winning Reggae Festival Returns With The Selecter & Jah Shaka

Liverpool’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage, Positive Vibration, returns in June for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity.

Winner of ‘Best New Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016, Positive Vibration 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 and King of the sound system, Jah Shaka.

Fronted by the iconic, Pauline Black, The Selecter were oneof 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.

The legendary operator & producer, who hasbeenat the forefront of the UK reggae/dub scene since the mid-1970’s, will be bringing his full sound system for a 5 hour session.

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The Art of Reggae Exhibition

This year 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.

Visitors will be able to bid on any of the framed posters by way of a silent auction and all profits from the sales will be donated to the Alpha Boys School – the vocational institution for underprivileged youths located in Kingston, Jamaica.

Full Line-Up

Friday: Jah ShakaAba Shanti-IReggae RoastEarl GatesheadMC Brother CultureSaxon Sound SystemVibronicsI-mitri CounterActionSir Coxsone Outernational Sound SystemDJ Andy Smith

Saturday: The SelecterThe ScientistChannel One Sound SystemDon LettsPrince FattyHorsemanSoul Jazz Records Sound SystemTrojan Records Official Club Night w/ Pama InternationalDubmatixCharlie PNew Town KingsThe Hempolics

Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2017
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Friday 9th June – Saturday 10th June 2017
Tickets available from Skiddle here



Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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