Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, the UK’s award-winning festival of reggae, Positive Vibration, has been postponed until 11 + 12 June 2021.
In a statement posted on Positive Vibration’s social media pages, the festival organisers announced:
“Like many other events + festivals, we’ve had to make the tough decision of postponing this year’s festivities.
We were really excited to be returning to the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool and couldn’t wait to see all of your wonderful faces, but the health, safety and well-being of the audience, performers, staff, volunteers and everyone else involved in the festival is paramount.”
Fortunately, the venues, lineup and other activities planned for this year will roll over into next year.
Therefore, if you have already bought a ticket, you are advised to keep hold of it, as it will still be valid for next year.
Confirmed lineup….so far:
Gentleman’s Dub Club • Hollie Cook • The Twinkle Brothers • Mad Professor ft. Sister Aisha + Ponchita Peligros • General Levy + Joe Ariwa • Zion Train • Don Letts • Tippa Irie, Horseman + The Upper Cut Band • Mungo’s Hi Fi ft. Charlie P • Neville Staple Band • African Head Charge + Gaudi • Ruts DC • Mellow Mood • DJ Vadim + Jman • The Nextmen ft. Gardna • Kiko Bun • O.B.F ft. Sr. Wilson • Sinai Sound System • Kioko • Oxman • Adam Prescott • Levi Tafari • Rubber Dub
In addition to the live music, Positive Vibration will also play host to:
For the Family
Over the festival weekend, there will be a plethora of activities + workshops for all the family, including dub poetry classes with Levi Tafari + Curtis Watt, arts & crafts with Square Pegs, screen-printing with The Paper Moon, Capoeira classes with Capoeira For All, live performances from Staged Kaos, plus lots more.
Children + young people are welcome to the festival on both days, with those under 12 years old being granted free entry.
One of the most engaging aspects of the festival, the Reggae Q&A is a panel discussion which focuses on the impact of reggae on British music, culture & society.
Next year’s panel will be chaired by music journalist, John Robb and will feature other industry experts, TBA.
Art of Reggae Exhibition
A highlight of the festival, this incredible exhibition, which supports the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica, will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators + artists from over 40 countries. All posters can be bid on via silent auction.
Further information on the exhibition and launch will be announced in due course.
A host of traders offering a diverse selection of food, drink, records, clothes, arts & crafts, jewellery, health and well-being. If you would like to trade at next year’s festival, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next year’s festival will be supported by Baltic Creative CIC, Jamaica Tourist Board, Jamaica High Commission, Love Lane Brewery, Trojan Records, AHRC Translating Cultures and Reggae Research Network