Europe’s most authentic Reggae Festival

From Jamaica to Wales. Immerse yourself, friends and family in an experience that shares Jamaican Culture and Heritage wisdom in a way that is insightful, meaningful, entertaining and refreshes one’s spirit.

Award-winning Youth Arts and Advocacy Charity Urban Circle Newport in partnership with the Rastafari Indigenous Village and the IRITS Alliance Project of Jamaica, bring you the 2024 Reggae & Riddim Arts & Cultural Festival with the backing of the Welsh and Jamaican cultural sectors. This festival connects two countries with a rich history in an exciting 3-day event!

Reggae for us all, now and into the future. 

The festival places a strong emphasis on reciprocity and celebrating diversity. It is a platform for young people to expose their talents and provide opportunities for growth and development. Immersive workshops and cultural sessions in reggae music, dance, drumming, healing and cuisine will be offered. Musicians from around the country and globe will perform near multi-disciplinary visual artists and performance artists to collaborate on three different stages in the beautiful National Trust site.

To create unique and memorable experiences, authentic outreach programs, workshops, and social projects fill a year-long programme towards the festival which empowers and inspires collaborations with local organisations, schools, and community groups, forging lasting connections and meaningful social impact.

2024 is coming, are you ready?

Love From Customers

Had the pleasure of being able to perform, the crowd were amazing. Wales definitely represented! And well done to all the other artists and especially the team running things! Brilliant festival!

Raz Lee

We need more of these reggae events, bless wales sweet reggae music to the world. Amazing 😍 Weekend bringing lots of people back together. It was a celebration!

Craig & Debbie

First time at Newport and got to say it smashed the bigger event ,, well done to all the team , and the Rasta teaching, and thier drums learnt loads.

Mark C

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