Bestival goes back to its roots

By a County Press reporter

Monday, April 28, 2014

 

Bestival goes back to its roots

Toddla T will be among the acts heading to the Isle of Wight for the Reggae Roots stage at Bestival.

A NEW stage will bring some of the biggest stars of reggae to the Isle of Wight for Bestival this year.

Rob da Bank said the new Reggae Roots stage would bring together top names from ska, rock steady, ragga, dub, dancehall and jungle.

He said: "It’s no secret that many of us at Bestival HQ are well into dub, reggae, roots and bass music. Having hosted many of the legends of the genre from Lee Scratch Perry to Gregory Isaacs and the Twinkle Brothers it seemed about time we had a stage just for the skankers and the low-end lovers.

"The soundsystem is going to be off the scale, the stage is going to look like a backyard Jamaican dance and you guys are going to make it all happen, in the sunshine, in love with the bass."

Acts already announced for the new stage include Toddla T, Prince Fatty, Trojan Sound System, Robbo Ranx, Natty and the Island’s own reggae stars The Ohmz.

the Ohmz

Isle of Wight reggae band The Ohmz.

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by Baz Taylor

29th April 2014, at 08:55:54

Get the best Coventry band ever! The Specials! I'm sure they're reforming!

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by Mark Higgins

29th April 2014, at 06:45:27

Sounds amazing, glad an IOW band is featuring too, looking forward to it!!!

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by John Chaundy

28th April 2014, at 18:47:15

Got to sort my ticket out

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