Sunday 2nd June⋄ TBC ⋄ Stage On The Green
Backbeat Soundsystem brings 8 musicians to the stage who create pure reggae live
and direct. Emerging from Cornwall where reggae and ska are at the core of the vibe they
immediately stood head and shoulders above the rest having developed a sound that pulls in
influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae. Their
production is second to none – always pushing the envelope in their studio productions and
pumping up crowds in their live set.
Since forming in 2008, Backbeat Soundsystem has appeared at many of the best-known UK
festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Beautiful Days, Secret Garden Party,
Greenman, Boardmasters, and many others, as well as toured in Europe and the United
States. They’ve supported Madness, Cypress Hill, Arrested Development, Tinie Tempah,
The Streets, and Dub Pistols.
Following the success of two self-released EPs and two tours with Easy Star All-Stars in the UK,
the band was signed by the U.S.-based reggae label Easy Star Records. Together Not
Apart, the band’s debut full-length, came out in 2014 via Easy Star and brought a worldwide
audience to this ambitious young band.
The Punk Archive called Together Not Apart “…a top, top record and one you need in your
collection,” while Shout 4 Music said it was “Packed with conscious lyrics, and buoyed by a
reggae riddim filled with energy and positive vibes.” Sentiments which actually well describe
Backbeat Soundsystem and their musical ethos.
New for 2019 Thursday will see the opening party for The Great Estate in the Secret Gin Garden for a select amount of people and Backbeat Soundsystem will bet there headlining it, as well as playing the Stage on the Green on Sunday afternoon, We Can’t Wait…