IRD UK – International Reggae Day London UK 2022

July 1 2022, 5.30pm-midnight Music Congress presents in association with partners including Reggae Fraternity UK, Sound System Outernational, Goldsmiths, University Of London, ReggaeGlobal & Culture 2022, Chaaawaaa Radio, Shining Stars and BTWSC/African Histories Revisited, the London, UK hub event marking International Reggae Day.

International theme: Ska @ 60

UK theme: Lovers Rock @ 50/Region Focus: Bristol/Southampton

2022 Provisional programme

Allison Mason (Shining Stars): event host.

5.30-6.15pm Chaaawaaa Radio DJ set

6.15-6.20pm Welcome message

6.20-6.45pm Jamaica @ 60

6.45-6.50pm Reggae Tree Update

6.50-7.10pm Music Industry messages from industry bodies and industry awareness messages

7.10-7.40pm Ska @ 60

7.40-8.00pm IRD UK People’s Choice Winners

8.00-8.30pm IRDUK Region Focus: Southampton/Bristol

8.30-8.45pm Lovers Rock @ 50

9.00-10.00pm Multi-DJ Set – a) In Memoriam Set* b) Lovers Rock @ 50 Set c) ??? d) Women’s Choice????

10.00-midnight Shining Stars Artist Showcase

*We’ll include a memorial to Nicky Thomas and need to research to find out date on which he died in 1990??? >>>>>>>>> If you can corroborate his date of death, please email:

Supporting IRD London UK 2022 Fresh Radio London: ReggaeGlobal & Culture 2022 ; Under The Reggae Tree:; Feferity Radio: Afro Reggae Show:


Book IRD UK and BBMM (British Black Music Month) events at:

Also check for updates, including IRD UK People’s Choice UK Reggae Music Polls and IRD events licensing form.


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