Art of Reggae exhibition launch at Constellations – Weds 7th June

Jos Vergauwe (Belgium)

Art of Reggae exhibition launch at Constellations – Weds 7th June

This month will see multiple venues including Constellations, District and Hangar34come together for another community driven festival in the Baltic Triangle. An acclaimed Reggae Festival in Liverpool which sees over two thousand people including families and children join together for one very special weekend. The celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns for the second edition of a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity.

It will play host to a plethora of internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems and selectors, The Art of Reggae Exhibition, a Reggae Q&A, creative workshops, a record fair and market, and of course, plenty of tasty Caribbean food and drink.

The Art of Reggae Exhibition: Launch Night, Weds 7th June

Pos Vibe 2016 – Art of Reggae Exhibition

 

The International Reggae Poster Contest, founded by Maria Papaefstathiou and the late, Michael Thompson in 2011, is an initiative which celebrates the globalisation of reggae and the resounding impact of its positive message. Each year, they host a poster contest, giving artists from all around the world the opportunity to submit their reggae-inspired designs. This year’s contest received 1,270 submissions from 75 countries. You get to see the Top 100 in Constellations.

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If you would ike to attend the special launch night event on 7th June (7pm -11pm) at Constellations, please email ally@onefellswoop.co.uk
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The exhibition will run at Constellations from 7th June – 9th July, during which time, you will be able to bid on any of the posters (all will be framed) by way of a silent auction.

Profits from the sales of posters will be donated to our chosen charity, Alpha Boys School – the vocational institution for underprivileged youths located in Kingston, Jamaica.

The exhibition has been kindly supported by Arts Council Englan

Music Line-up

The headliners for the festival are king of the sound system, Jah Shaka Sound System and is none other than 2 Tone legend, The Selecter.

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.

Best New Festival Award 

In 2016 Positive Vibration won Best New Festival in the UK Festival Awards. The awards have been around since 2004 and each year thousands of festival goers cast their vote before the industry experts make the final decision. The prestigious awards ceremony attracts more than 1000 of the most influential people in the business.

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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).

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