Event Information

To celebrate the launch of Simmer Down Festival 2022, a specially choreographed programme brings together live music, DJ’s, dancers, steel-pan plus a sizzling menu of Caribbean food and a cocktail bar on offer to create an outdoor reggae party fiesta.

Headlining the Launch event are Jamaica’s legendary ska and reggae pioneers The Skatalites

Officially formed in 1964, and having gone through several line-up changes the band continue to tour the international festival circuit performing their unique blend of upbeat mento, ska, and reggae full on sound. With a massive catalogue of hits including the 1964 number one hit in Jamaica  ‘Simmer Down’ which they recorded with Bob Marley and the Wailers, the Skatalites are indeed the right choice to headline this year’s festival launch. 

Supporting The Skatalites there will be an array of leading Birmingham artists and dancers plus the finest DJ’s to keep you entertained throughout the evening with an eclectic mix of classic reggae, soca and dancehall.

So come one, come all and book early to avoid disappointment – this is a guaranteed sell-out!

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