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Postby Tomcat » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:20 pm

I went to Glastonbury back in 2001, and the first act I saw there was the Wailers. Horace Andy also played, and Jazz Jamaica too. Was thinking to myself...does reggae appear at Glastonbury these days?

It appears so (just about) from the line up below at Gully Stage, but I doubt any of it will make the BBC (good to see Black Roots in there): -



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Dub Pistols
Black Roots
Laid Blak
Fimber Bravo
Generals Hi-Fi


David Rodigan's Ram Jam
Stylo G
Iration Steppas
The Nextmen
Prince Fatty
Channel One


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Hollie Cook
Blue King Brown
Dub Mafia feat Buggsy
DJ Flora and DJ Skylion
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Ras Berry » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:42 pm

And I wonder how many of those will get any coverage on the BBC?

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby dan i dubdub » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:27 am

There is more than that this year, and there used to be a lot less. When I used to go, you might get two or three bands and maybe a sound if you were lucky. It seems that the reggae they have is not for main stage business though. Been a long while since the main stage appearances by the likes of Black Uhuru.
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby j j » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:56 am

Well done Katchafire, all the way from NZ!!
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby marty » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:59 pm

i also saw some videos with mungos, reggae roast, charlie p and parly b
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby Gimialight » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:56 am

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Re: Glastonbury

Postby pinup » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:41 pm

Mungos had their sound up for the whole festival.

Also sets from King Shiloh Sound, Reggae Roast DJ's, Dubkasm, Gorgon Sound, plus a few more I bet
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby daniel » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:00 pm

Ras Berry wrote:And I wonder how many of those will get any coverage on the BBC?


Reggae never seems to sound right when it's played on tv - all tinny with no bass and seems to emphasise the guitar chops more than anything else - so we wouldn't be missing much tbh!
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Re: Glastonbury

Postby bassmish » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:13 am

I thought the presentation of the reggae there was all wrong. It seemed most of the people on the mungos stage 'the blues' we're playing non reggae, especially in the evening when it was like dance music - and that's when I saw it at its busiest. Then there were djs on on the gully stage in the middle of the day when it should just be bands I think. Channel one played there at 1 in afternoon and it was so quiet it made them sound real bad. Also having Shiloh playing in Shangri la was awful. It was just full of gurning teenagers who really couldn't care less. But it was brilliant to hear lots of reggae and finally hearing katchafire live was excellent for me! The layout and timings just need rethinking cos it appeared to have been organised by someone who doesn't really understand reggae and how and when it should be played/presented.
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