Start the New Year on a High…
Put 2020 behind you by booking your tickets for a weekend of reggae, dub, roots & ska in the woods by the sea.
Three days of camping plus over 60 live acts including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mad Professor and the Ariwa Posse, Twinkle Brothers, Sandra Cross, Vivian Jones and Natty Campbell as well as the Channel One, Sinai Sound and Mungo’s HiFi performing with their own custom-built soundsystems.
Limited Early Bird Weekend Tickets Still Available: ADULT TICKETS £100, YOUTH TICKETS £50 & UNDER 3s ARE FREE! PRICE INCLUDES THREE NIGHTS CAMPING + CAR PARKING
As 2020 comes to a close, put some irie vibes and positivity in your life by booking your spot at next year’s Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2021. Like all other national events, the festival had to postpone this summer but is determined to be back over the weekend of Friday July 23rd to Sunday July 25th 2021.
This family-friendly roots and dub festival will take place over three days at its usual location at Wilkswood Farm in Langton Matravers, in the heart of the beautiful Purbeck countryside. We can confirm that all the artists booked for 2020’s festival have agreed to reschedule their appearances for the 2021 festival. This year’s festival will see reggae legends rub shoulders with upcoming artists and DJs from the UK and abroad with over 60 acts performing across three stages.
Headliners on the main stage this year include legendary producer Mad Professor (performing with Sista Aisha, Sista Audrey, Canita and the Ariwa Posse Band), the evergreen Twinkle Brothers and an exclusive joint performance from reggae dignitaries Sandra Cross, Vivian Jones, John Mclean and The Robotiks.
The Jah Spirit Stage will this year feature an exclusive takeover on each day of the festival from three of the UK’s top sound systems, Channel One, Mungo’s HiFi and Sinai Sound, who will all be appearing for the whole day with their own custom-built speaker rigs. It’s exceptional to get to experience these genuine sound systems outside of the carnival environment, so this is a real treat.
To top all this we will have an extremely rare festival appearance from the one-and-only Linton Kwesi Johnson, legendary dub poet and activist. The highly revered reggae raconteur presents an exclusive performance of his hugely influential poetry on the DJ Derek Stage.
Elsewhere a multitude of soundsystems, deejays, producers, acoustic acts, poets and comedians will appear on the DJ Derek Stage and a posse of hot young DJs and selectors will be showcasing the best in drum & bass, dubstep and ragga in the late night Shhhbeen.
There will be an expanded Kid’s Zone to keep your little ragamuffins happy including street theatre and a children;’s cinema. We’ll have a wide array of delicious food stalls, including some authentic Jamaican jerk cuisine and some classic street food. There are several bars dotted around the site, including the main bar serving refreshing draught ales and cider and the must-visit Rum Shak. With plenty of other stalls selling all manner of goods and merchandise, you’ll get the true festival experience.
The camping site itself has plenty of space so you never feel on top of each other like at other festivals. There are plenty of toilets, water points and even hot showers. Your ticket price includes three nights of camping including parking. Campervans and mobile homes have their own special field (weekend pass must be purchased for entry).
All in all it’s a great little festival (even if we say so ourselves) and it’s little wonder that we get people returning every year. Tickets do sell out nearer the date so to ensure you’re not waiting in vain, be sure to book early (all tickets will be honoured in the event of a postponement). It might make the perfect gift for any roots rockers, bassheads, rude boys, rude girls, lovers and junglists.