Festus Coxsone was born in Jamaica in 1951 and is one of the founding fathers of the reggae scene, with an unparalleled knowledge of black music from r&b, ska, rocksteady, rubadub to the original roots of reggae.
Solo Banton and the Uppercut Band
Nine-piece band festival favourites, well loved on the underground scene by dedicated bass heads.
Super Four, Chucky Banton and Jah Buck tour with Trojan Sound System as their MCs; all three will perform together at Wilkswood Reggae Festival with their own band, The Gongz.
After proving themselves to be more than worthy of playing on some of the biggest stages in the European reggae scene, Bournemouth’s Dubheart are already hitting the rest of the world with their vibrant, live and organic dub show. This is true roots rockers music, harking straight back to the heart of 1970s Kingston Jamaica with a fresh UK edge.