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Lineup 2018

There are over forty live acts, soundsystems, deejays, selectors, acoustic performers, poets and orators performing across three stages at Wilkswood Reggae 2018. The main stage and the Jah Spirit Stage are both undercover (adjacent to the main bar) so the entertainment will keep on whatever the weather. We also have The Shebeen which doubles up at as a chill-out zone during the day and a late night soirée when the live music has finished.  


The Main Stage presents some of the hottest live reggae and ska acts from around the globe. Legends and pioneers hotstep it with young flag bearers and modern mavericks to bring a fabulous fusion of roots, lovers, dancehall, ska and dub performers. The main stage is permanently undercover so the party can go on whatever the weather and well into the night.  

Acts are being added daily so watch this space for the latest confirmations. Keep up-to date by following us on Facebook.

FRIDAY 20th July

7.00pm   Mikey General

9.00pm   Carroll Thomson & Earl Sixteen with The Upper Cut Band

SATURDAY 21st July

2.00pm   Selah Collins

5.00pm   Chainska Brassika

7.00pm   Dubheart

9.00pm   General Levy & Joe Ariwa

SUNDAY 22nd July

2.00pm   Afro Tallawah

4.00pm   Prince Jamo

7.00pm   The Hempolics

9.00pm   Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Mad Professor


The Jah Spirit Stage brings together some of the UK’s most vibrant soundsystems, inventive producers, eclectic selectors, engaging deejays and melodious MCs and will provide a throbbing backbeat to the weekend’s events. Imagine Notting Hill Carnival has been picked up and dropped into the middle of the Dorset countryside and you’ll get the picture.

The stage is named in honour of the beloved MC, vegan chef, ‘face of the festival’ and all round wonderous legend, Jah Spirit, who sadly passed away in February 2018 but whose fire we keep burning.

 Acts are being added daily so watch this space for the latest confirmations. Keep up-to date by following us on Facebook.

FRIDAY 20th July

5.00pm   Sista Emma

6.00pm   Kindread Sound

8.00pm  Don Fe

10.30pm  Countryman Sound

SATURDAY 21st July

12.00pm   Reverence Soundsystem

1.00pm   Green Lion

3.00pm   Direct Impact Sound

4.00pm  Warriah Force

6.00pm   Blackout Ja

8.00pm   Scientist Sound

11.00pm   Countryman Sound / Mr Mighty

SUNDAY 22nd July

12.00pm   Dub Cub

1.00pm   Bliss Zion & Sasha Steppa

3.00pm   Iman OneDub

5.00pm   Hytal Bosrah

8.00pm   Angus Taylor & David Katz

11.00pm  Countryman Sound


Named in honour of the legendary Bristol DJ, the DJ Derek Stage brings together a homegrown stable of deejays, selectors, acoustic acts, comedians and poets in one melting pot of cross-cultural creativity. Full scheduling will be available nearer the date and during the event. 

Acts are being added daily so watch this space for the latest confirmations.

Keep up-to date by following us on Facebook

FRIDAY 20th July

3.30pm   Jah Marcus

5.30pm   TBC

6.30pm  DJ Sherrine

7.30pm  Dreamcatcher

8.30pm  DJ Hedley King

11.30pm  Jamboree

SATURDAY 21st July

11.30pm   Illicit Grooves

12.30pm   Krista Green

1.30pm   Poetry on the Spot

2.30pm   Warriah Force

3.30pm   David Katz

4.30pm   Reggae Recipes

5.30pm   David Katz with Kei Miller

6.30pm   Alex Hedley

7.30pm   Kei Miller

8.30pm   Ted at the Controls

11.30pm   Selah Collins

SUNDAY 22nd July

10.30pm   Fullness

11.30pm   Dan Sykes

12.30pm   TBC

1.30pm   Z Movements

2.30pm   Naoko the Rock

3.30pm   Myriam san Marco

4.30pm   Roots Jukebox

5.30pm   Selah Collins

6.30pm   Nkeck Nwokolo

7.30pm  Dapper Dan

The Shebeen

The Shebeen is a special covered area situated within the Wilkswood Reggae complex. During the day it acts as the Chill Out Zone, a quiet, relaxing place out of the sun for adults and children to go to escape the throng, listening to some ambient beats away from the hustle and bustle.

At night the Shebeen turns into a late night joint with live DJs and a small bar. Because the Shebeen is inside the main farm buildings, the music can carry on after the live music has finished without causing disturbance to younger campers and local residents. There are are some special appearances planned with the Box Fulla Records label already confirmed for a take-over on Sunday night. 

Full details will be posted nearer the event and during the festival weekend. 

FRIDAY 20th July

10.30pm   Rev Jack Daniels DJ

12.00am   Gaz Mayall’s Rockin Blues

6.30pm  Jah Marcus

SATURDAY 21st July

10.00pm   Wassmuffin

11.30pm   Mr Mighty

SUNDAY 22nd July

11.30pm   Jah Marcus

12.30am   D-Tox Box Fulla Records

1.30am  Breakneck Box Fulla Records

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