Tickets: THE MAIN EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Millennium Place Hales Street, Coventry, CV1
Sat 21 Aug 2021 @ 12.00
Sold Out

Caribbean Reggae Fever 2021

Sat 21 Aug 2021 @ 12.00
Millennium Place
Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 Show on map
Duration: 8 hours
THE MAIN EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Sold Out
 

*You will be transferred to an external ticketing website.

All ages welcome. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Caribbean Reggae Fever is a live music event featuring bands, solo artists, DJ sets, food and stalls from local vendors staged in a city centre location, outside the Transport Museum in Millennium Place.

The Windrush generation (1948-1971) has enriched Coventry's multicultural society, now embedded into the very foundation of our city. We have worked in collaboration with Coventry Caribbean Association and Arawak Community Trust to bring together an exciting event celebrating traditional Caribbean culture, lifestyle, food and music.

This event is for everyone – it provides an opportunity to newer generations and other cultures in the city to share and experience some Caribbean traditions and for the older generation to enjoy and showcase those traditions.

Number are strictly limited, please book in advance.

Produced by Coventry City of Culture in partnership with Coventry Caribbean Association and Arawak Community Trust.  Supported by funding from National Lottery Community Fund.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Reggae Fever Parade

This event starts with the procession leaving at 11am from the Caribbean Community Centre, Spon Street and the doors for the main site open at 11.30am. The procession will travel through the streets of the city centre with people dressed in traditional carnival costumes. Dancers will be accompanied by calypso and soca music by steel pan. Caribbean music was brought to Britain in the 50s & 60s during the main migration of the Windrush generation.

 

The Main Event

Caribbean Reggae Fever, an 8-hour reggae music event, will run from 12-8pm in Millenium Place, outside Coventry Transport Museum. As you may be aware the City of Coventry is twinned with the City of Kingston, Jamaica. The two cities share a great history with the vast majority of the Windrush generation coming from Jamaica. 

The reggae stage will showcase will consist of international, national and local artists and bands. There will also be a Windrush exhibition, taking people on the journey of this generation and subsequent generations.

A number of stalls will showcase Caribbean arts and crafts, traditional foods such as jerk chicken, rice and peas, and a fully licensed bar.

ARTISTS ON THE DAY

International reggae artist WAYNE WONDER & BAND who is best known for his 2003 UK Chart hit "NO LETTING GO", amongst his many other hits from the eighties through to present day.

UK Artist TIPPA IRIE & BAND will grace the stage. TIPPA has been playing with UK Sound System "SAXON" since the 80s and scored a UK CHART TOP 20 HIT in 1986 with "Hello Darling".

Many more artists to be announced.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Enter from Swanswell Gate. Latecomers permitted. 

 

 

Access information

  • BSL interpreted

Venue Access

There is no accessible parking available at the venue. Blue Badge holders will be able to park in the surrounding areas providing they follow guidance.

The entrance is step free.

There are flat floors throughout the venue.

This is an outdoor event please dress accordingly.

Accessible Facilities

There are accessible toilets at the venue.

There are no changing places available. Nearest facility at Library.

There are NOT gender neutral toilets available.

Guests can bring their own seating (e.g. foldable chairs).

There is an accessible viewing area.

There is NO seating available for those with disabilities or mobility impairments.

There is NOT an induction/amplification system available for this event.

There will be an access steward available at performances.

There will be ear plugs/ear defenders available for guests.

There are NOT quiet spaces available.

Assistance dogs can stay with owners during performances.

Content

There are loud/intense/repetitive audio effects.

Accessible Performances

There will NOT be Audio-Described performances.

There will be BSL Interpreted performances.

There will NOT be a live Captioned performance.

There will NOT be a Relaxed performance.

 

Map and directions for Millennium Place