Damian, Stephen, and Julian Marley—With The Whole Ghetto Youths Crew—Kick Off Respect Jamaica 50

The UK’s gonna be ram-a-jam this summer. Not only will London be hosting the 2012 Olympics but it’s also the site of 12 consecutive nights of reggae shows at the Indig02 in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence. Kicking off the string of concerts on Wednesday July 26th will be Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, who will be joined by his brothers Stephen and Julian as well as the Ghetto Youths crew—Wayne “Go Hard” Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, and Joe Mersa. They recently added an extra show on Thursday the 27th due to popular demand. If you were at the Marley concert at the Best Buy Theatre in NYC this Spring, then you already know this show is going to be A-Mazing

This will be Gongzilla’s first live appearance in the UK since his epic Distant Relatives shows of 2011. The craze for reggae in the UK has always been mad and people are going to get more than they bargained for with over 50 acts flying in from Jamaica—they need to open up the M4 motorway real soon! Morgan Heritage, Freddie McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots & the Maytals, and Shaggy are just a few of the big-timers who will be performing during the fortnight. Full lineup below. Check the official website for info and tix.

Jul 26th
EXTRA DATE!
Jul 27th 
Damian Jr. Gong Marley
Plus guests Stephen Marley / Julian Marley / Wayne Marshall / Christopher Ellis /
Black Am I / Jo Mersa
Hosted by Natty B (Choice FM)
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Jul 25th Lee Scratch Perry / Mad Professor / Ras Lawi
with Reggae Vibes
Hosted by Natty B (Choice FM)
Jul 28th Tappa Zukie / U-Roy / Yellowman / Dennis Alcapone & Winston Reedy
Hosted by Natty B (Choice FM)
Jul 29th Jamaican Legends Band: Ernest RanglinSly DunbarRobbie Shakespeare, Tyrone Downie Hosted by Dotun Adebayo (BBC London)
Jul 30th Mutabaruka Live With the Lloyd Parks Band /
The Abyssinians / JAH 9 / Benjamin Zephaniah
Hosted by Dotun Adebayo (BBC London)
Jul 31st John Holt / Mighty Diamonds / Leroy Heptones Sibbles
Hosted by Natty B (Choice FM)
Aug 1st Freddie McGregor / Marcia Griffiths /
Maxi Priest / Johnny Osbourne
Hosted by Daddy Ernie (Choice FM)
Aug 2nd Tarrus Riley / Gyptian / Nomadz / Natty / QQ
Hosted by Seani B (BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra)
Aug 3rd Toots & The Maytals / Junior Toots / Chantelle Ernandez / followed by Sir Lloyd Coxsone & Fatman Hi Fi Until Late
Hosted by Daddy Ernie (Choice FM)
Aug 4th Horace Andy / Johnny Clarke / Michael ProphetWith the Dub Asante Band Followed By Jah Shaka Sound System Until Late
Hosted by Natty B (Choice FM)
Aug 5th Morgan Heritage / Shaggy / Raging Fyah
Hosted by Robbo Ranx (BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra)
Aug 6th Jimmy Cliff / Derrick Morgan / Max Romeo /Gaylads / Bob Andy Plus David
‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan until late
Hosted by Daddy Ernie (Choice FM)
Lloyd Parks We The People Band Support Selected Performances
July 24th – October 22nd Messenger: the Bob Marley Exhibition
at the BME
July 27th – August 6th The Best in Jamaican Comedy at Proud2

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