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Highlights from Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2017

Check out the official video from 2017 capturing some of the acts, atmosphere and ambience that makes the makes the festival so special.

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Line-up 2017

Wilkswood Reggae Festival is proud to announce an eclectic range of acts from across the spectrum of roots, dub, lovers, rockers, dancehall, rocksteady and ska. With live bands, soundsystems, deejay sets, acoustic acts, comedians and poets, the line-up includes both a mix of pioneering stalwarts and upcoming renegades in a lively and diverse mix from the UK and abroad.


Legends of the reggae scene combine with 21st century torch bearers to bring you an exciting and diverse line-up on our main stage. Housed in a spacious converted barn, we will have live music throughout the weekend come rain or shine. Scheduling will be available nearer the date and at the event so you can be sure to catch your favourite acts.

FRIDAY 14th July

6.00pm   Subajah

7.00pm   Prince Fatty Soundsystem

9.00pm   Tippa Irie

SATURDAY 15th July

2.00pm   The Intercepteurs

5.00pm   Bombskare

7.00pm   Dubheart

9.00pm   Mad Professor

SUNDAY 16th July

2.00pm   Afro Tallawah

4.00pm   Janet Kay

7.00pm   Paul Fox & Brother Culture

9.00pm   Brinsley Forde


Let your bass instincts run wild at the Selector Stage. Featuring legendary soundsystems, eclectic picks, streetwise deejays, inventive rhythms and creative mash-ups, the Selector Stage will be offering a continual backbeat to the weekend’s festivities. If you can imagine Notting Hill Carnival has been picked up and dropped into the middle of the Dorset countryside, you’ll get the picture! Full scheduling will be announced nearer the date and will be available during the event.

FRIDAY 14th July

4.00pm   Operation Soundsystem

5.00pm   Two Kings

8.00pm  I-Mitri

10.00pm  Countryman Soundsystem

SATURDAY 15th July

12.00pm   Reverence Soundsystem

1.00pm   Green Lion

3.00pm   Iman One Dub

4.00pm   Disorda

6.00pm   Warriah Force

8.00pm   Unique Star

11.00pm   Countryman Soundsystem

SUNDAY 16th July

12.00pm   Rootsoup Soundsystem

1.00pm   Rum Runner Soundsystem

3.00pm   Fullness ft Sgt Peppr & Paul Fox

5.00pm   Channel One Soundsystem

8.00pm   Countryman Soundsystem


What do you get if you combine a converted horse box with a pub? Yes, you get the Boxpub, complete with soundsystem and enormous shade sails, a unique venue for our third stage area. Named in honour of the legendary Bristol DJ, who sadly died last year, the DJ Derek Memorial Stage brings together a homegrown stable of deejays, selectors, acoustic acts, comedians and poets in one melting pot of cross-cultural creativity. Full scheduling will be available nearer the date and during the event. 

Acts are being added daily so watch this space for the latest confirmations.

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FRIDAY 14th July

4.30pm   DJ Hedley King

5.30pm   Alex Dr’Hedley

6.30pm  DJ Papa J

7.30pm  Ishmael Thomas

8.30pm  Rev Jack Daniels DJ

SATURDAY 15th July

10.30pm   DJ Mescalito

11.30pm   DJ Iggy Davis

12.30pm   Selah Collins

1.30pm   DJ Boomslang

2.30pm   Alex Dr’Hedley

3.30pm   DJ Bob Hill

4.30pm   Acoustic Set TBC

5.30pm   Poetry on the Spot

6.30pm   Rev Jack Daniels DJ

7.30pm   Elvis McGonagall

8.30pm   DJ Ted at the Controls

SUNDAY 16th July

11.30pm   DJ Dr Radical

12.30pm   Antigua Joe

1.30pm   Kate Goddard

2.30pm   DJ Jack Sellen

3.30pm   Damian O’Vitch

4.30pm   DJ Ned ‘Fandango’ Fitzgerald

5.30pm   Selah Collins

6.30pm   Danielle Gontier

7.30pm   DJ Dapper Dan

Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2022
Confirmed rescheduled dates:
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July
Tickets Now on Sale

Adult Tickets £120
Youth Tickets £50 (limited quantity)
Under 3s FREE!




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