Channel One Sound System

Date:Sat 15 Oct 2022
Time:8pm - 2am
Venue:J2 (standing show)
Price:£21 adv | 18+


Welcoming Channel One with their full Sound System to J2 for an upfull 6 hour Roots & Culture, Reggae, Dubwise session.

With Mikey Dread at the controls & Ras Kayleb on the mic alongside various artists passing through.

Playing for the first time in Cambridge with the Sound in 42 years, the session before was June 6th 1980. Mikey attending Bob Marley & The Wailers the next day at Crystal Palace.

For those that need an introduction, Channel One are in their 43rd year with Mikey and his brother Trevor running the sound and playing it throughout the world, bringing roots and culture and the teachings of Rastafari to the masses.

Their sessions are known to uplift, edify, educate, break down barriers, cause reality shocks and spiritual insights.

Their Sound System has a clarity, depth, weight and vibration that is felt nowhere else, playing a strictly conscious mix of roots music, old to new, full of dubplates and upfull steppas.

Sista Linda will be there with Channel One's Culture Stall alongside Jah T for your Vinyl & CD needs.


"It's a spiritual thing when I hail Rastafari.
It's a spiritual thing when I praise Rastafari, when a roots & culture session is in swing.
This is not no joke thing, this is InI livity.
It's a political thing, about Africa I sing, defending I roots & culture.
It's a serious thing, it's a warrior thing, everyday InI fighting the system.
This is not no drugs thing, this music has a message.
A warrior chant, hailing up Selassie I.
It's a spiritual thing,,,"
Wellette Seyon - Spiritual Thing

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Doors price t.b.c.

Strictly 18+

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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