Yellow Arch 20th Birthday feat. Macka B, Afriquoi
Saturday 7th October
✪✪ Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band ✪✪
✪✪ Afriquoi (live DJ set) ✪✪
✪✪ Reggae Roast ✪✪
Steel City Rhythm
Sama Roots Soundsystem
Liquid Steel Sound
WheresNorth? (Dusk til Dawn)
Chief Pukka Soundsystem
& more TBA…
** Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band **
As part of his Health is Wealth UK tour, legendary, award-winning International Reggae artist Macka B and the Roots Ragga Band will be coming to Yellow Arch to perform all of his hits, such as Rasta Rise Again, Step Up, Wha Me Eat, Everybody Loves Bob Marley and more from a music career spanning over 30 years
Macka B is one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters, pushing the music back towards a Rastafarian political consciousness. His rough, gravelly vocals gave him an instantly identifiable sound, and his production – chiefly handled by Mad Professor – updated dub reggae techniques for the dancehall age, proving that the two sounds weren’t mutually exclusive.
2017 was witness to Macka B’s latest milestone. He’s dedication to the vegan lifestyle and spectacular weekly food updates allowed him to become a global viral success generating a staggering 50 Million views in less than a month! 2017 also see’s him release his latest album ‘Health is Wealth’ out on the legendary Greensleeves label.
** Afriquoi (2 hour live DJ set) **
African Dance Music from London, UK, combining African styles and musicians with contemporary UK electronic music. Afriquoi draw on a range of African styles fused with futuristic UK dance music including on house, dubstep, soca, garage and glitch. For this special live DJ set, they’ll be combining African percussion with a combination of dance floor bangers to get you moving & grooving!
** Reggae Roast (2 hour set) **
Reggae Roast are at the forefront of the UK reggae scene, keeping the classic reggae sound alive and kicking through their own-label essential releases and legendary live shows, and pushing forward with the new wave of British reggae, sub heavy dub-step and dancefloor sounds. Since forming in 2007, Reggae Roast have forged a reputation as the leading light in the resurgence of the UK Reggae / Dancehall scene. Combining the label, events and sound system they are spreading the conscious message in the music far and wide, whilst forging a reputation as one the driving forces in the new wave of British Reggae. Their DJ sets draw on the best Reggae music from the past 50 years and always brings the party!