Boss Sounds Reggae Festival 2007

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2007
venues in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Sat & Sun £40, Sat £25, Sun £25
last updated: Thu 1st Nov 2007

Boss Sounds, the UK’s biggest reggae festival returns for its third year, brings together many of the greats from reggae's golden age, culminating in two major shows at the Newcastle Carling Academy.

Headliners include the likes of the king of Ska Prince Buster, the legendary Sir John Holt, pop reggae pioneer and Trojan’s first No.1 selling artist, Ken Boothe, plus Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Alcapone. The pioneering force behind the rise of Caribbean music, Ernest Ranglin will also appear, as well as Max Romeo whose ‘Chase The Devil’ wowed dance music fans around the world when The Prodigy repurposed it for their hit ‘Outer Space’. Dancehall king Eek-A-Mouse is also on the bill, plus a special appearance from Massive Attack’s Daddy G and stormers of the last two year’s events, Trojan Sound System, alongside Radio 1 and Bestival’s reggae champion, Rob Da Bank.

Over the weekend expect to see other activities around the festival and venues. These include Jamaican food nights at local cafes and exclusive photographic exhibitions from photographers such as Dennis Morris and Mark Henderson, a Teesside based photographer, whose vibrant images depict multicultural and diverse activity. His work from the last two year’s Boss Sounds will be featured here.

Thu 1st Nov - Mon 3rd Dec: Mark Henderson photographic exhibition, featuring photos taken over the last two years of the festival of artists and audiences. Art Works Gallery, Newcastle.

Until Thu 15th Nov: Boss Sounds photographic exhibition. Belle and Herbs Café, Heaton, Newcastle.

Fri 23rd Nov: Jamaican food and DJs, with cook Agnes Offiong. Belle and Herbs Café, Heaton, Newcastle, 5pm-10.30pm.

Fri 23rd Nov 23rd: Boss Sounds opening party with Trojan Sound System plus special guest Rob Da Bank @ World Headquarters, Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 10.30-3am.

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov: Jamaican Food and DJs, with cook Agnes Offiong. Salsa Café, Westgate Road, Newcastle, 11-4pm.

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov: Live Projection of Dennis Morris’s photographs taken at last years Boss Sounds Festival at Newcastle Carling Academy.

Sat 24th Nov: Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Max Romeo, Ernest Ranglin, Mafia and Fluxy Band, MC Daddy G (Massive Attack) @ Newcastle Carling Academy, 4pm-10.30.

Sat 24th Nov: Official After show party with Daddy G (Massive Attack) + Trojan Sound System @ The Other Rooms Digital, Newcastle, 11-3.30am.

Sun 25th Nov: Prince Buster, Ken Boothe, Eek A Mouse, Dennis Alcapone @ Newcastle Carling Academy, 4pm-10.30.

Tickets are on sale in advance for the two main shows at Newcastle Carling Academy. They cost £25 for either day, or £40 for both days - click here to buy.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th November 2007
venues in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Sat & Sun £40, Sat £25, Sun £25
last updated: Thu 1st Nov 2007

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