Hydrate Responsibly and Reggaerate for Free at Bournemouth Reggae Weekender!

Bournemouth 💚 Reggae ❤️ Weekender 💛 is all about good vibes, amazing music, and of course, staying hydrated! This year, thanks to the awesome support of Litter Free Dorset and Bournemouth Water, we’re proud to offer FREE WATER throughout the festival! ➡️ We encourage you to bring your reusable bottle to minimize ♻️ waste. ➡️ […]

Unleash Your Inner Festival-Goer at ibis Styles Bournemouth (Limited Rooms Available!)

Calling all creative minds and reggae enthusiasts! Located in the heart of Bournemouth, ibis Styles Bournemouth offers a stylish and convenient base for your Bournemouth Reggae Weekender experience. Just a short walk from the train station and the lively Bournemouth Pier, our design-led hotel provides the perfect blend of comfort and location. Limited-Time Offer: Secure […]

Bournemouth Reggae Weekender x Turtle Bay: Unforgettable Festival Experience.

Bournemouth Reggae Weekender is proud to announce its exciting partnership with TurtleBay, a renowned Caribbean restaurant and bar, as one of the official sponsors of the upcoming event. This collaboration promises to elevate the festival experience for attendees while also fostering community engagement through a special outreach initiative. As part of the partnership, Turtle Bay […]

Bournemouth Reggae Weekender Partnership with Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Bournemouth Reggae Weekender is thrilled to announce its partnership with Pink Ribbon Foundation, designating the esteemed charity organization as the Charity Partner for the upcoming event. The collaboration aims to raise awareness and support for breast cancer initiatives within the local community. As part of the partnership, Bournemouth Reggae Weekender will generously donate 30% of […]

The Bob Marley: One Love Movie #1 at the Box Office

The Bob Marley: One Love biopic is #1 at the box office.  Grossing $80 Million at the box office worldwide in its first week, the movie opened at No. 1 in 13 markets and set new opening-day records for a music biopic in the U.S., UK, and France among others.  In Jamaica, it now holds […]

Godfather of Rocksteady Music & Timelines Tunes : Alton Ellis

As we honor the trailblazers who shaped the island’s vibrant music scene. we shine a light on Alton Ellis, the legendary vocalist whose velvety tones and inventive approach have etched an enduring legacy in reggae history. From his humble beginnings in Trenchtown to reigning as the “Godfather of Rocksteady,” Ellis’ journey is a testament to […]

Exciting News: Romain Virgo to Drop Fourth Studio Album, “The Gentle Man”

Jamaican reggae star Romain Virgo is set to share his fourth studio album, The Gentle Man, on March 1. The twelve-track project will be out digitally and on CD via VP Records. The Gentle Man is Romain Virgo’s most candid body of work to date. The singer questions deconstructs, and affirms his beliefs, sharing clear-eyed perspectives […]

Best Reggae Album GRAMMY Award – Julian Marley and Antaeus

Julian Marley and Antaeus clinch the prestigious 2024 GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album with their outstanding collaboration, “Colors of Royal.” Marley, a two-time GRAMMY nominee, joins forces with producer Alexx Antaeus, crafting an 8-track masterpiece featuring a dynamic mix of talents, including Notnice, Mr. Sonic, Sean Alaric, and Prince Productions. Departing from traditional roots […]

Fred Locks -‘Black Star Liner’

Fred Locks’ 1976 LP Black Star Liner sits on any short list of classics from Reggae’s golden era of the 1970s. The LP, available again in a newly remastered edition, evokes the earnest vision of repatriation that Marcus Garvey articulated and attempted to actualize a century ago. Writers Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton put the […]

Beyond the Legend: Peter Tosh’s Case for Jamaica’s Ultimate Musical Icon

Exploring Jamaica’s rich musical heritage often centers around the legendary Bob Marley, an iconic figure in reggae. However, amid Marley’s acclaim, Peter Tosh stands as a figure often overlooked, despite his substantial impact on Jamaican music. This blog delves into Tosh’s multifaceted talents and argues why he deserves recognition as Jamaica’s foremost musical export. Guitar […]