What are you doing on the 6th June? Tickets are still available for the first ever One Park, Ten Sound Systems Festival that is hitting Moor Park with a Caribbean vibe from 12-9pm on the 6th June.
This new music festival fundraiser will help keep the Preston Caribbean Carnival On De Road in future years. The free Carnival procession and family fun day, also on Moor Park, is on the 6th of June, making it a weekend long celebration of all things Caribbean to liven up the City.
A Crowd of around 2000 is expected to enjoy the Sound Systems Festival including visitors from out of the City who will stay the weekend and give a boost to Preston. Stallholders and activities will be at the event so the whole family can enjoy the music and the day.
There will be 10 gazebos, one for each sound which will be spaced out around the park arena playing mellow vibes of Soca, Reggae, Roots, Dub and Calypso style music. The Caribbean rooted sounds are mainly old-school and have been around for over 20 years.
Who is Playing?
- King Tubby who was born in Jamaica then at age 19 he was one of the youngest sound system owners in the UK. His reputation grew from Brixton to all over the UK catching the imagination of Reggae lovers everywhere
- Gladdy Wax (Mr Vinyl Fingers) from Birmingham is a key attraction at the Notting Hill Carnival each year so another big scoop for Preston
- Dub Smugglers will appear at the event with vocalist Kuntri Ranks who began in Manchester and explains sound system music is “In our blood”
- Megatone, also from Manchester explains that the sound system music “allowed us to express ourselves against what was happening in the World at the time when many communities faced racial abuse”. They are celebrating 40 years of performing this year.
- Luv Injection from Birmingham will be performing at the event with a history that goes back to 1986
- Axis Sound from Huddersfield will be there, built up by Preston born Paul Huxtable who now produces bespoke sound systems using old fashioned values. Paul has written a book on “Sound System Culture” tracing the roots of the unique music history
- Government Sound from Preston playing Jah music
- V Rocket from Nottingham playing reggae, danz hall
- Phoenix Sound from Preston playing roots & culture reggae dub steppas
- Island Wave Radio from Huddersfield
- Sisters of Reggae will perform to do a special guest set. They have supported some of the biggest names in reggae so all in all, it is an event that is sure to shake up Moor Park.
2020 marks the 46th Caribbean Carnival in Preston and the addition of a Sound System Festival is an exciting twist this year. The weekend is the biggest party Preston will see in 2020 and expects 17,000 visitors overall to join in the fun. Celebrating the flamboyant, creative Caribbean culture within our city, it is a great weekend out for all the family.