The first wave of headliners announced, more acts TBA
Reggae Roast (Stage Host)
Since forming in 2007, Reggae Roast have forged a reputation as the leading light in the resurgence of the UK Reggae / Dancehall scene. They have hosted some of the biggest and most respected artists from the UK to JA and beyond, all performing alongside the Reggae Roast Sound.
‘Reggae Roast Records’ they have built a formidable reputation producing and releasing some of the biggest tracks in recent memory. Their success was highlighted when they achieved No. 1 on Juno Records in 2011 with their stand out release ‘Sensi Skank’.
Bringing the like of David Rodigan, Horace Andy and Mungo’s Hi Fi to the main stage bill this year we are set for a real treat.
For over 40 years David Rodigan has been the top dog in the bass-heavy atmosphere of Britain’s reggae dance halls. 2018 sees David celebrate his 40th Anniversary in the music business. It is a remarkable achievement and we’re honoured to have him bring his ‘Ram Jam’ vibrations to Peckham Rye this summer.
Horace Andy (Live)
Often described as one of the most respected and influential singers in Jamaica, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as “Government Land” and “Five Man Army” with English duo Massive Attack. Horace Andy will be bringing his live show to the main stage at Jam On Rye.
Mungo's Hi Fi
Mungo’s Hi Fi is a Glasgow-based sound system and founders of Scotch Bonnet Records. Originally the brainchild of of two like-minded dance DJs at the turn of the millennium, the operation now comprises of 5 members: Tom Tattersall, Doug Paine, Craig Macleod, Jerome Joly and James Whelan.
Mungo’s believe in testing their music where it matters: at their hugely popular parties and events worldwide. Time to add Jam On Rye to the list.
Earl has been spinning reggae discs since 1979 where he would regularly DJ between punk band shows in Brixton. Now, decades later, he is touring the world playing original vinyls which maintains have the best sound. An iconic individual, with his unique voice and “Yeah Yeah” catchphrase becoming familiar to fans around the globe.
Brother Culture is an MC based in Brixton and has been on the scene since 1982. In the early 90’s he started to MC at London’s Dub Club, in which he made associations with active UK dub/roots producers such as Adrian Sherwood and Manesseh.
Since 2000 he continues to travel the world as an established MC artist, spreading the positive message of Jah music whilst recording with some bands such as The Prodigy, Mungo’s Hi Fi and Hammerbass.
Wormfood (Stage Host)
South London locals Wormfood was founded in 2007 to unify audiences for African music and dance music, and has since expanded to include a wide range of genres, unified by quality musicianship and positive attitude.
In October 2014 Wormfood Records Ltd was set up to release some of the amazing music the artists on their agency roster were bringing out, and have released well-reviewed albums and EPs by Afriquoi and Nubiyan Twist.
Jam on Rye are very excited to welcome Wormfood to host our second stage.
Reggae Roast and Mr Williamz
Mr.Williamz emerged onto the reggae scene in 2008 with his debut single “Babylon in Helicopter” (Produced by Necessary Mayhem) which reached number 1 in the U.S singles charts, number 2 in the German reggae charts and charted number 15 in the German reggae charts of the year 2008.
Mr Williamz will be joining the Reggae Roast crew behind the decks on 28 May on Peckham Rye.
Sisters of Reggae
Founded in 2016 by Lucky Cat Zoë, Sisters of Reggae are five record collectors and selectors playing Rocksteady to Revival, Jamaican Oldies, Ska, Roots, Rockers, Dub and Early Digital Reggae.
The all-female DJ collective have supported some of the biggest names in Reggae, including U-Roy, Marla Brown and David Rodigan.
After signing for Reggae Roast in 2012 he has become an integral member of the label by writing and producing original tunes with well known and established artists. A regular fixture on the European festival circuit: Outlook, BoomTown and Glastonbury to name a few.
In the past decade Vibration Lab have been at the cutting edge of the Reggae music scene in Europe. They have performed at Glastonbury, Outlook, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Lovebox and many more.
Recently Vibration Lab have worked to assemble a Reggae “super group” named “The Digital Messiahs” formed of sound system veterans: Brother Culture, Colourman, Donovan Kingjay and Dark Angel.
Clifford Junior is a Selecter and Producer for Reggae Roast and Westway Roots sound systems.
Formally known as “Singjay”, Donovan Kingjay regularly performs around London at the South of England and at various events throughout the UK and across Europe.
Donovan regularly performs with Reggae Roast and alongside Channel One Sound System, with plenty of top performances due in 2018.
Natty Campbell is an MC from south london, with a wide range of styles and high energy performance every time this young artist can perform on a number of different genres from Reggae, Dub and Dancehall to Jungle and Drum and Bass and be sure to bring avibe regardless of the style.
Often performing with sound systems, Reggae Roast, Unit 137 and Urgent union, Natty Campbell is a fresh tribute to the sound system MC´s of old.
Interrupt is a digital reggae producer and DJ based in London
A London-based Tuba player/composer who is one of the most unique instrumentalists of the city’s jazz scene, bringing his own brand of swaggering bass.
His debut release ‘Aspirations EP’ was one of the most impactful of 2015 putting him up for two nominations for Best Instrumentalist of the year (Jazz FM Awards 2016) and Best Jazz Newcomer (Parliamentary Awards 2016).
Recently signed to UK label Wah Wah 45s, Soothsayers are a proven unstoppable force on the UK music scene with their unique and universally uplifting sound combining high quality musicianship with a lyrical message.
An impressive list of festival appearances and live radio sessions including BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio London has earned their recent 7” vinyl single release, “Nothing Can Stop Us” a favourite on David Rodigan’s BBC 1xtra radio show.
The Brother Moves On
The name The Brother Moves On is a grammatical misconfiguration of The Brother Mouzone, a fictional character in the American television drama series The Wire. From Johannesburg, the members got tired of the idea of being a band and embraced a multi-aesthetic, multi-disciplinary concept grounded in their predecessors Kwani Experience’s catch phrase ‘umsindo wasekhaya’ (the noise from home).
Since their first tour, they have been regulars in the London underground scene sharing stages with the likes of Yussef Kamaal, Shabaka Hutchings and United Vibrations.
Mim is a recorded artist and has played from Asia to Europe. Her music ranges form soul, blues, funk, house, jazz, rock and dance tracks, to her African heritage.
She also runs workshops that include finding your voice, performing, singing, dancing, Harmonising and song writing and has conducted them at festivals, universities, and schools etc throughout the UK and abroad.
Unit 31 Ft. Amy True
Amy True is a London Based Rapper, Singer & Poet who creates conscious Hip Hop & Soul in a variety of ways. Supported acts like Slum Village, Mos Def, Public Enemy, & Afrika Bambatta.
In the past she has worked with the likes of Akala, Benjamin Zephania, Logic, Big Cakes, Nate & Lowkey. She a Won Reader’s Choice Award & the award for Best UK Female Rapper in Wordplay Magazine 2012.
The singer/songwriter/producer/DJ was born in nearby Forest Hill. Andrew has released two EPs: “Flowers” with Theo Parrish in 2012 and the “Andrew Ashong EP” in 2014. They both move away from the dancefloor and are injected with more soul and jazz inspired rhythms.
Tola Resident Djs
A South London local; Wu Lu is part of a new generation of musicians connecting club culture to jazz, soul, funk, break, and more.
Maison Du Nicetimes
A subterranean dancing event hosted by three of South London’s most enthusiastic smoke machine operators.
White Men Can't Jerk
Started up as a monthly cook-off by Dave and Steve to get friends together, play their local records and eat great food (with a love of all things Caribbean). Think curried mutton shepherd’s pie and Red Stripe poached fried chicken wings.
Tripple-dunked ginger beer battered nuggets (“BOULDERS”) and jerk gravy fries. Marinated with Luke’s Grandma’s recipes.
Pioneer of the vegan street food scene – Meriel invented the tofish taco, jackfruit burrito, vegan ‘cheese’ fries and so much more. We can’t wait to see what she conjures up for Jam On Rye.
Old timers, big bosses, taco restaurants all over London but they’re coming back to trade with us on Peckham Rye this May.
Local Peckham talent and the first French Caribbean street food trader in London. Family run, dishing up delicious and freshly made bread filled with Guadeloupean flavours known as “Bokit”. We hope you like chilli sauces and spice.
Filipino Backyard BBQ on the streets and all time KERB favourites. Lee and Sinead are what street food’s all about: theatre, stories, flavour and spirit.
The Grilling Greek
Smells like holidays whenever you pass that truck. King of souvlaki since 2012 serving up pillowy hot kebab wraps, and you’ve got to try Spiros’ feta rosemary tossed chips…
Humble hot new talent spinning out these black bubbled doughy wonders from a opened up black van stage. Make sure you wander-acrust the grass for this one, multiple times.
Amalfi coast inspired burger joint that’s got the whole family on board / in there. Look out for Nino’s Vesuvius Toppolino stoppers and Carbonara Curly Fries. Big heart and innovation.
Indian Street Kitchen
Chicken tikka tacos, ‘Desi Quesi’ quesadillas and Philly cheese dhakka steak – Sid and Suj’s Indian fusions are a wonder.
Hand churned gelato inspired by Sophia’s 80 year old nonna. While Rodigan’s mixing up sounds Sophia will be out back with Nonna mixing flavours and thick luscious plumes.
South East Cakery
Oreo salted caramel brownies, S’mores cookie cups and hench blocks of marshmallowy rocky road look out for sweet stuff from South London based Maria and Alex.
The Cane Press
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