Saturday 1st February
The Majestic are a Roots Rock Reggae / Steppas Dub band hailing from London, taking some of the liveliest parts of reggae, from an eclectic set of influences, to create a unique fusion of old and modern taste. With a diversity of origin comes an infectious blend of British and Jamaican music.
The Majestic was formed in the early 1980s by band leader Baba Ras, with their initial success leading to a tour with Misty in Roots, and culminating in the Stonehenge Festival of ‘83 alongside Hawkwind. The band then went on hiatus until 2011, when they returned to the UK scene for a second time, racking up an impressive three hundred-plus shows in their first three years. Bit by bit, a gradual change in line up culminated in the six-piece performing today. With a traditional riddim section mixed with rocky guitar leads and saxophone hooks, the Majestic promise a wild spectacle.
A regular at Boomtown, the band are a familiar face on the wider UK festival circuit, and are intimate with venues such as Brixton’s Hootananny, Brixton Jamm and The Fox And Firkin, frequently playing reggae hotbeds in London and beyond. Currently, the final touches on the band’s sophomore album, Roots and Branches, are being made, with a release slated for summer 2019.
The Majestic can now be found touring the length and breadth of the UK (and occasionally further afield) sharing their own diverse brand of reggae and bringing party vibes everywhere they go.Love, peace and a message of compassion and unity is what The Majestic spread! Uniting their fellow humans through music is an absolute must!