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Babilondon + The Activators + Selecta Mad Max
September 16, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - September 17, 2016 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
Babilondon are an international band well known for their high-octane performances and urban Reggae roots sound. Founded by Zack Woolfson, Babilondon combines the hot summer vibes of his native Portugal with the raw energy and reality of big city life. Strong Reggae Roots grooves with soul, meaning, happy and summer vibes. Most importantly, music to get you skanking!
Since 2011, Babilondon has played at established festivals such as Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, Shambala and shared the stage with John Holt, The Skints & Tippa Irie, amongst others. With their debut album to follow later in the year, they are definitely a band to keep an eye on for the future.
The Activators are a unique 10-piece band whose eclectic style transcends Ska, Reggae, Celtic, Punk, 60s Garage and Dub, even venturing into Baltic folk and Bossanova – they don’t like to be pigeonholed!
Since formation, the group has stacked up rave reviews and write-ups, and have received the thumbs-up from such diverse entities as the Strummerville Organisation to Bez (Happy Mondays)! Their energy, style and liking for utter mayhem have made them undisputed crowd pleasers and led to them becoming regulars on the festival circuit in the UK and in Europe.
Their songs have a political edge and depth, yet maintain a catchy immediacy that makes them irresistible to live audiences. They are, if you like a “good, old fashioned let’s have a good time” band.
Tropical bass, zouk bass, dnb, ragga… Coming from a background of soundsystem culture, Selecta Mad Max soon found the connection with ragga and jungle and incorporated these influences into his sets.
A DJ that has always been driven by bass heavy music, Max’s performances highlight the depth of his music collection, with good vocal skills and the ability to switch genres at any moment, not to mention having a bunch of killer dubplates at the ready.
We’re open from 10:30am serving food from 12-10pm. Happy hour from 5-7pm!