Who We Are

Interact and immerse yourself, friends and family in an experience that shares Jamaican Culture, History and Identity in a way that is insightful, meaningful, entertaining as well as nourishing to ones spirit.

Reggae & Riddim Festival 2022 is an authentic reggae culture festival for the whole family. A unified festival of Wales’ Award winning Youth Arts & Advocacy Charity alongside partnership with the Rastafari Indigenous Village and the Irits Alliance Festival of Montego Bay Jamaica.

A rich sharing of two days of artistic attraction presenting the cultural heritage of Jamaica and Wales through music, food, art, dance, fashion, wellness & sacred knowledge. Shared from inside a beautiful Welsh setting for the love of community, learning and healing.

Reggae & Riddim Festival – Global, is like no other, it is created by the people for the people to strengthen identity, community, peace and One Love across geographical distance and cultural differences. We will highlight Jamaica’s 60 years of independence and the contribution of Caribbean culture to our communities in Wales.Globally as the UK’s first officially endorsed event!


Festival areas

Rastafari Village

A space to connect to the rhythm of our planet. As supported by Irits Alliance, join our drum circles, speak to Rastafari community and absorb ecological culture.


The Arts Garden

For poets, wordsmith and teh makers. This garden is for expression and creativity to untangle. Create with support from UC Newport TinShed Theatre Co.


Country Park Stage

Musicians from across the country and our very own planet will share their talents. DJs will share sounds of reggae that can be felt through the feet, mind and heart.


Food Quarter

Tantalising culinary delights from Jamaica and around the world, Food, Jerk, Cakes, naturals juice and more, there is something for everyone’s tastes.


Fun Garden

A space to garner a thrill and enjoy the summer space built for you. Play and interact with the surroundings, rides and activities provided by the guild.


Museum

A representation and reflection of the history and culture within Jamaica and the many subcultures.


Pride in educating and supporting in youth work and community development. This festival is a manifestation of over 10 years worth of work within communities. To read more about the host organisation Urban Circle Newport you can visit the website.

REGGAE FAQ

1) How much are tickets?

You can find out the latest prices, availability as well as purchase from here. No tickets will be available on the door. Diverse Music have physical day tickets to purchase.

2) Where is the festival held?

We are hosting from inside the wonderfull National Trust site called Tredegar House which you can find here. The site will be clearly marked for you on the day of your arrival.

3) Is there parking?

Yes there are 500 spaces on site. It is first come first served. Parking attendant will be on site to tell you if there is anymore space. There is free bus service for all ticket holders on Newport transport. You can check times here. There will be a shuttle bus at the end of the festival taking people to the city centre and after party on Satuday.

4) Is it suitable for young people?

Yes we can accomodate young people of all ages. We ask that children are accompanied by an adult at all time. This festival has been created by Youth Arts and Advicacy project called Urban Circle Newport which you can read about here.

5) Can I bring pets?

Only assistance animals can be allowd onto site sorry.

6) Can I bring a picnic?

The short answer is no. Snacks and bottled water is allowed into site. Secuirity will be confiscating any hot food, alcohol and entire meals. We have created a great offering of authentic and cost effective food on site.

7) Is there a schedule?

Yes. This will be published on the day and in the festival site.

8) Can we return if we leave the site?

No, sorry due to safety reasons we can not allow this.

9) Do you have a cashpoint?

Not on site, there is one in the local Asda. Most vendors will take card.

10) When do you close?

Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-8pm10) When do you close?

11) What support is there for disabled people?

A viewing platform has been built, disabled toilets are availble and full time carers can enter for free.

12) Can I get a refund ?

No sorry. A cool off period of 3 days was offered when you puprchased your ticket from skiddle. You can can resell or pass your ticket on to a freind if you would like to.

Saturday 30th July to SUnday 31st JUly 2022

Saturday 11am – 9pm

Sunday 10am – 8pm

Keep In Touch

Contact

Tredegar House, Duffryn, Newport NP10 8YW

info@ucnewport.co.uk