Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2017

Friday  9 June  2017  5:00 PM    Sunday  11 June  2017 4:00 AM
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Liverpool's award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage 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, The Art of Reggae Exhibition, a Reggae Q&A, creative workshops, a record fair & market, and plenty of tasty Caribbean food & drink.

Headlining this year’s festival is King of the Sound System, Jah Shaka Sound System and 2 Tone legends, The Selecter.

***SUPPORTED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND***

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DATE, TIME & LOCATION ///

- Friday 9th June: 5pm - 5am.
- Saturday 10th June: 12pm - 4am.
- Constellations, Hangar34 and District (Baltic Triangle).

Entrance on Greenland Street, L1 0BS

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TICKETS ///

- Friday, Saturday & Weekend tickets: skiddle.com/e/12867984
- Children under 12 go FREE (Applies to Saturday only. Max of 2 x child tickets per parent/guardian ticket. 9pm curfew).

For the avoidance of doubt, no person under 18 shall be granted admittance on the Friday. Children are able to attend the Saturday only, subject to being supervised by a parent/guardian.

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LINE-UP ///

Friday: Jah Shaka Official (full sound system - 5 hr session), Aba Shanti-I, Reggae Roast, Earl Gateshead, MC Brother Culture, Saxon Sound System, Vibronics, I-mitri CounterAction, Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System, DJ Andy Smith. More acts tbc.

Saturday: The Selecter, The Scientist, Channel One Sound System, Don Letts, Prince Fatty, Horseman, Soul Jazz Records (Official Page) Sound System, Trojan Records Official Club Night w/ Pama International, Dubmatix, Charlie P, Ras Kwame, New Town Kings, The Hempolics, Backbeat Soundsystem, Mount Nakara, Western Promise, Golty Farabeau.

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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. You'll also be able to bid on the posters.

The exhibition will take place from 7th June until 9th July 2017 at Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool. The viewing times are subject to the venue's opening hours and other events taking place.

If you would like to attend The Art of Reggae Exhibition 2017 - Launch Party, please email info@posvibefest.com

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THE REGGAE Q&A ///

There will be a panel discussion taking place on the Saturday of the festival, at which, we explore the impact of reggae on British music, culture & society.

The Panel includes:

- Pauline Black - iconic frontwoman of 2 Tone band, The Selecter, Pauline is also a successful actress, broadcaster and author of music bestseller, 'Black by Design'.
- Dennis Bovell - founding member of Matumbi, pioneer of Lovers Rock and highly sought-after producer, Dennis is a true legend & innovator of British Reggae music.
- Mykaell Riley - former member of Steel Pulse and founder of the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra, Mykaell is now Head of Music Production at the University of Westminster and Director for the Black Music Research Unit.
- John Robb - award-winning music journalist and bestselling author, John also fronts Punk bands, Goldblade and The Membranes. He will be leading the Reggae Q&A.

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WORKSHOPS ///

On the Saturday of the festival, we will be hosting a number of creative, educational and dance workshops for the children, including:

- Dub Poetry with Levi Tafari.
- Arts & Crafts with Square Pegs.
- The Rastaquarium.
- Capoeira with Capoeira For All C.I.C - Community Classes.
- Soft Play Area.

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS ///

Arts Council England
Trojan Records
The Jamaican High Commission
Africa Oyé (Official)
Skiddle
International Reggae Poster Contest
Alpha Boys School
Liverpool City of Music
IXIOD

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CONTACT ///

www.posvibefest.com
info@posvibefest.com

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Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 28/06/2017 12:35
Wow! We've sold over half of our Super Early Bird Tickets for next year's festival. Thanks for the love, folks. £20 for the weekend: skiddle.com/e/12997064

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 26/06/2017 21:06
Hi folks, please note we will be ending the Art of Reggae Exhibition this Thursday. If you'd like to bid on a poster, please check out the gallery at the following link: www.reggaepostercontest.com/2016-winners/ To bid: 1. Email info@posvibefest.com 2. Confirm the poster(s) you'd like to bid on by stating the poster number and name of the artist. 3. Confirm the amount of your bid. Please remember that each poster has a reserve price of £15. Proceeds go to the Alpha Boys School, Jamaica.

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 26/06/2017 15:24
We've set up shop! Order your PV T-Shirt/Tote Bag here: http://positivevibration.bigcartel.com #onelove

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/06/2017 20:58
The mighty Don Letts talks to PVTV about punk, politics and his picks for next year's lineup. #rebeldread

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/06/2017 15:24
We're bringing the legendary Horace Andy to District, Liverpool on 1st September. Tickets only £16.50 (£25 in Manchester). They're selling fast: skiddle.com/e/12978909
https://www.skiddle.com/news/all/UK-to-see-dates-for-the-Horace-Andy-tour/31555/

Funkdub Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/06/2017 08:57
We had a fantastic time last weekend, huge big ups to Rory and the team, little review here - http://funkdub.co.uk/2017/06/16/positive-vibration-2017-review/
http://funkdub.co.uk/2017/06/16/positive-vibration-2017-review/

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 25/06/2017 08:57
Big up to Bido Lito! for this wonderful review of the festival. #onelove
https://bidolito.co.uk/review-positive-vibration-2017/

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 22/06/2017 15:31
The Rebel Dread chats to PVTV about punk, politics and who he'd pick for next year's lineup.
Carolyn Mason
-- 22/06/2017 15:31
For what it's worth, I would love to see CAPITAL LETTERS play the festival next year :-) Really great interview, cheers! xxxxx
Tim Doyle
-- 22/06/2017 15:31
What about Lee Perry next year ?
Philip Singleton
-- 22/06/2017 15:31
Try for burning spear and misty in roots

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/06/2017 07:26
On Friday 1st September, we welcome 'the sweetest voice in Jamaica' to the greatest city on earth. Tickets: skiddle.com/e/12978909

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/06/2017 18:31
We're bringing the legendary BIG YOUTH to Liverpool - 18th August. This is going to be a very special show, not to be missed. Tickets: skiddle.com/e/12979852
Joan Keane
-- 19/06/2017 18:31
I will be there
Monia Nowak
-- 19/06/2017 18:31
Czarek Rosiewicz Monika Domżalska ruszamy? :-D

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 15/06/2017 21:31
Big up to Pauline Black for her kind words about this year's Positive Vibration. 1hr 10 mins 50 secs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08t16y2

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/06/2017 18:31
Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2018 Super Early Bird (Weekend) Tickets: skiddle.com/e/12997064
John Jones
-- 14/06/2017 18:31
Erm.....🤔!.Goed when😊😉👏👏👏✊✊✊?.
Patchie Clancy
-- 14/06/2017 18:31
❤️💛💚

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/06/2017 06:41
Another great review of this year's Positive Vibration. Big up to The Waveform Transmitter.
https://thewaveformtransmitter.com/2017/06/13/live-transmission-positive-vibration-festival-baltic-triangle-liverpool/

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 13/06/2017 15:52
Peter Guy
-- 13/06/2017 15:52
Big up yourselves! 🎈
Louise Taylor
-- 13/06/2017 15:52
Great review
Nina Hammill
-- 13/06/2017 15:52
Can't wait for the next one ❤

James Jackson Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 13/06/2017 14:48
Well that was fun! Can anyone remember the name of Dubmatix's MC? Jay-oh maybe?
Positive Vibration
-- 13/06/2017 14:48
Jman - UK
Jamaal Jman Francis
-- 13/06/2017 14:48
:) 🤚

Positive Vibration Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
Big up to John Robb and Louderthanwar for such a great review of this year's festival. #onelove
http://louderthanwar.com/positive-vibration-liverpool-festival-of-reggae-live-review/#.WT0TWv9q6BM.twitter
Joanna Roche
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
Bet it was mega magnifico
Kevin Rea
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
It was truly awesome
Kevin Rea
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
Jah Shaka!!!! Booooooooomarootsmuzic
Jah Irie
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
It was absolutely fiyahhhhh
Kevin Rea
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
The whole event was created in Jamaica....And joined hands with Liverpool UK.
Kevin Rea
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
Kevin Rea
-- 13/06/2017 12:35
Liverpool. Toxteth my hometown. Big Up Positive Vibration Festival

Rompa's Reggae Shack Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2017 19:01
Had a great time, thanks for having us! Great vibes, people and music....
Positive Vibration
-- 12/06/2017 19:01
Absolute pleasure. Thank you :-)

Chi Ara Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2017 13:26
thank you! to the people, the artists, the organisers, whoever worked hard to give us two days of excellent music and dancing... loved it!
Positive Vibration
-- 12/06/2017 13:26
Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you next year.

Vibronics Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2017 08:38
Thanks for a great night in Liverpool on Friday .. see you next time >>>
Positive Vibration
-- 12/06/2017 08:38
Thanks for an incredible show.

Danny Rankindread Coupe Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2017 08:33
Excellent gathering on Friday- Jah Shaka was as good as always..Thanks for a great time-Friday was also my Earthday so mi mek sure mi fulljoy the celebration..Thanks and praises to H.I.M.

Phil Jones Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/06/2017 07:45

Dave Ellison Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2017 21:16
Images from Saturday evening - https://goo.gl/CV07PX
Positive Vibration
-- 11/06/2017 21:16
Great images, Dave.
Dave Ellison
-- 11/06/2017 21:16
Thank you.

Bethy Bombastic Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 11/06/2017 20:37
That was Amazing!!! Thanks Liverpool , all the artists and all the lovely people who laughed and danced with me! Wicked time xx
Positive Vibration
-- 11/06/2017 20:37
Really happy you had such a good time, Bethy. Hope to see you next year.
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