Its all about the Positive Vibrations on the Baltic this weekend
Liverpool’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage, Positive Vibration, returns this weekend, June 9th & 10th for a jam-packed couple of days of cultural appreciation and positivity.
Headlining this year’s festival will be legendary 2-Tone band The Selecter and King of the sound system, Jah Shaka.
Fronted by the iconic, Pauline Black, The Selecter were one of the key bands of the U.K ska revival of the late ’70s and early ‘80s (along with Madness and The Specials), often tackling sexism along with racism and other social ills.
The legendary operator & producer, Jah Shaka has been at the forefront of the UK reggae/dub scene since the mid-1970’s, will be bringing his full sound system for a 5 hour session.
But there’s more than just music at the two-day celebration in Liverpool. 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. Attendees will also be able to bid on the posters.
The International Reggae Poster Contest is an initiative which celebrates the globalisation of reggae and the resounding impact of its positive message. The poster contest, which takes place every year, gives 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, clearly demonstrating that reggae is a truly global phenomenon.
In addition to the music and art exhibitions, there’s also something for film lovers as Picturehouse at FACT will be hosting a special screening of Babylon as part of the festival. The celebrated reggae film, directed by Franco Ross and starring Brinsley Forde, will be shown on Thursday 8th June and tickets can be bought directly from the Picturehouse website.
Full music lineup is here…
Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2017
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Friday 9th June – Saturday 10th June 2017
*Winner of ‘Best New Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016*
Tickets available from Skiddle: skiddle.com/e/12867984
Children under 12 go free on the Saturday of the festival, supervised by an adult