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Reggae set to nice up the lawn

MUST ATTEND: Reggae on the Lawn

REGGAE ON the Lawn returns to Forty Hall Estate this weekend for the second year of musical niceness featuring some of the best reggae stalwarts.

Organised by Make it Happen Organisation (MIH-O) last years event attracted the likes of Luciano – along with Dennis Bovell. This year the bar has been raised even further.

In celebration of 2018 - Year of the Woman, and flying the flag for the ‘Women in Reggae’ fraternity, will be the indomitable Etana (Jamaican born Winner of the International Reggae & World Music Awards 2013) - who is also known for her thought-provoking single “Wrong Address” (about how we view others from different socio-economic backgrounds), and for being the first female, in seventeen years, to achieve a Reggae Billboard #1 with her “I Rise” album.

Empress Lyan.S (Briton’s Got Reggae, and Reggae Star Factor fame); along with one of the original ‘Queens of Reggae’ – Dawn Penn – whose anthem “You Don’t Love Me – No, No, No” is known the world over - and has been covered by artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lily Allen, to name a few - is sure to have the crowd rocking and singing along.

Also, featured on the bill is the multi-talented artist and producer, Kabaka Pyramid, who spreads the message of spirituality and conscious evolution through his music; as well as Natty (San Francisco born, London raised) – a treasured Icon on the UK music scene, and best known for his album “Man Like I”; and The Reggae Choir (UK Ensemble - open to all - their aim is to bring people together through the power of reggae music).

The event is set to be hosted by Scarlette Douglas and Quincy The Comedian with music provided by DJ Ras Kwame.

A spokesperson for Forty Hall House said last years event was ‘probably the best event we have ever had here.”

There will also be arts & crafts stalls and a children’s play area, along with food and refreshments – a day for the whole family to enjoy. “I attended the ROTL and thought it was brilliant. I had a great day, lovely mixed crowd with all ages,” stated Claire, ROTL 2017 patron.

Head of Leisure and Culture for the London Borough of Enfield claiming ROTL was ‘the type of event we need in Enfield,’ organisers are expecting the 2018 event to be a must attend festival.

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