Featuring Bestival regulars Reggae Roast, Tayo and jim8track as residents throughout the weekend, withReggaerobics every day to awaken your inner lion, the Roots Reggae stage kicks off big on Thursday night with Radio 1’s Toddla T making good with the rockers and heavy beats man Dub Phizix dropping the drum n bass, plus there will be bassline pressure from Prince Fatty and Ashley Beedle on a Yardism tip.
Friday’s soundsystem controllers spreading musical sunshine via the medium of bass include erstwhile Rebel MC,Congo Natty Ft. Congo Dubz & Tenor Fly, original skanking rave dons SL2 and the incomparable Trojan Sound System. Plus there will be outlandish live antics from Uzimon, and sublime versions from Unit 137’s Ghost Writerz.
Nice Up run ting on Saturday, getting scientific with Jus Now’s sub-heavy carribean rhythms, 1Xtra’s Robbo Ranxand his dancehall waist-winders, the legendary Rodney P getting lyrical, bassbin botherer Mr Benn, Nice Up’s ownShepdog, mash-up soundman Jstar, and Dub Mafia’s Eva Lazarus. Plus there will be beat-polymath Wrongtom, up-tempo irieness from Turntable Dubbers, dapper dan Count Skylarkin, and authentic reggae power sound fromWreck It Up Crew.
And the Reggae Roots stage is gonna be large and in charge on Sunday, with the mighty Jah Shaka’s uncompromising high energy riddims capping a day that will see digital don Mad Professor at the controls, a live set from the explosive Natty and Poland’s dancefloor warriors, Dreadsquad supplying the goodness. There will also be live sets from hook-laden, bass heavy beatmiesters Rebel Control, progressive Ska types and Isle of Wight locals The Ohmz, and London based duo Subculture Sage, plus we’ll have an appearance from supreme selector Kaptin Is Dead.
REGGAE ROAST / TAYO / JIM8TRACK / DAILY REGGAEROBICS SESSIONS!
TODDLA T / DUB PHIZIX / PRINCE FATTY / ASHLEY BEEDLE PRESENTS YARDISM
CONGO NATTY FT. CONGO DUBZ & TENOR FLY / SL2 / TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM / UZIMON (LIVE) / GHOST WRITERZ
SATURDAY: NICE UP! PRESENTS
JUS NOW / ROBBO RANX (1XTRA) / RODNEY P / MR BENN / SHEPDOG / JSTAR / EVA LAZARUS / WRONGTOM / TURNTABLE DUBBERS / COUNT SKYLARKIN / WRECK IT UP CREW /
JAH SHAKA / MAD PROFESSOR / NATTY (LIVE) / DREADSQUAD / REBEL CONTROL (LIVE) / THE OHMZ (LIVE) / SUBCULTURE SAGE (LIVE) / KAPTIN IS DEAD