Trenchtown’s reggae delights

TRENCHTOWN - the original reggae village - is coming home to the Picnic to celebrate 50 years of Jamaica’s independence, and 2012 is set to be the biggest Trenchtown party yet.

TRENCHTOWN - the original reggae village - is coming home to the Picnic to celebrate 50 years of Jamaica’s independence, and 2012 is set to be the biggest Trenchtown party yet.

As Jamaica marks its 50th year of independence, revellers are invited to come and celebrate big, in true ‘Yard’ style as The Jamaican village turns up the heat and brings fans on a journey of its history. Five decades of live music, sound systems, dance, art, performance, food and film will eb shown on the on-site cinema.

The line up includes The Barley Mob, Skazz, Pressure Drop, The Bionic Rats and The Dirty Dubsters. Special guests from Jamaica will be vibing up the area with Jigzsaw, Kool de Roy and Dj Floydacide linking up the two islands. Other acts include DJ Soundcheck, DJ Bibi Ewa, Avatar, DJ Two, DjKali, Jamerie, DJ Cian Finn, Dub Investigation, Revelation Sound, Titove, Roots Factory, Weedway, DJ Will Softly, DJ Ram, The Explojans, Ramon Judah and Dubhunter, Ancient Babies, The Reggulators, DJ Rootsman Wurzel, Kool Deroy, DJ Ras Tinny, Skazz, and Worries Outernational.

Trenchtown has steadily grown into ‘One of the Highlights of the festival’, entertaining revellers with Live Reggae, Roots, Ska, Dub and Dancehall. By day, Trenchtown offers somewhere to explore. Along with its sounds, refreshing Blue Mountain coffee and traditional Island Arts and Crafts, fans can kick back on the sandy beach while ‘Mr Whippy’ sound system brings the tropical to this three day party.