Continuing the festival vibe, a couple of us are going up north to Beacons festival next month, to see a shedload of sweet acts, with Toots and Maytals being right up there as one of the headliners!
Do they really need any introduction? Well, just in case; Toots and the Maytals are legends in the world of reggae, ska and roots music. They started releasing records from their base in Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1960s, working with the likes of Prince Buster and getting their first major hit, ‘Monkey Man’ in 1970. Their influence is cast far and wide, beyond the immediate world of roots music and into the punk and ska revival of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, through to modern songwriters like the late Amy Winehouse. Toots isn’t just about nostalgia, though; he continues to record and release new music, bringing sunshine everywhere he performs.
Toots and the Maytals will be Sunday’s headliner on the Stool Pigeon stage.
Toots and the Maytals will be joining the current line-up below:
WILD BEASTS / TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS / ROOTS MANUVA / PATRICK WOLF / THE FELICE BROTHERS / MAYA JANE COLES / JUNIOR BOYS / GHOSTPOET / FACTORY FLOOR / JULIO BASHMORE / JESSIE WARE / PEARSON SOUND / ANDREW WEATHERALL PRESENTS A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE / CASS MCCOMBS / WILLY MASON / ERRORS / CLOUD NOTHINGS / ONEMAN / D/R/U/G/S / PEAKING LIGHTS / XXXY / KWES / WILLIS EARL BEAL / FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS / OUTFIT / STAR SLINGER / JACUZZI BOYS / CLOCK OPERA / LUNICE / SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA / KORELESS / BOK BOK / 2:54 / JAM CITY / KING KRULE / WEIRD DREAMS / MAZES / STILL CORNERS / STAY+ / STOPMAKINGME / GROSS MAGIC / BOS ANGELES / GRASS HOUSE / ARTHUR BEATRICE / HOOKWORMS / THE WAVE PICTURES / AU PALAIS / BLEEDING KNEES CLUB / SOULJAZZ SOUNDSYSTEM / TALL SHIPS / BLACKLISTERS and lots lots more.
Early bird tickets are now sold out. Limited tickets are currently priced at £74.50 and then full price tickets will be £84.50.
Tickets are available to purchase from the Beacons Festival website, HMV, Seetickets, Resident Advisor, Leedstickets.com, Jumbo Records and Crash Records.