reggae, steady, go!
Championed by David Rodigan, and according to DJ Derek, “The best thing to come out of Reading since Huntly and Palmers biscuits”. It’s been a couple of years since the now London-based 8-piece last graced the Skylarkin’ stage; since then they’ve wowed audiences and won fans at festivals all over the country, including a marathon five night stint at Secret Garden Party and a roof raising appearance at Boomtown Fair. Expect booming basslines, rocking roots and culture, extra echo-chamber and soul-drenched vocals.
MR BENN & MC SOULS LIBERATION
A regular visitor to Skylarkin’ since he first rocked our Brixton residency in 2006, we love Mr Benn. Accompanied by MC Souls Liberation, this bashmanic duo also form one half of Bristol Hi-Fi (along with Queen Bee & Massive Attack’s Daddy G). Get ready for some serious dancehall bounce.
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Friday 3rd February at The Cellar, Frewin Court, Oxford
9pm-3am | £5 advance/door