The Team

To bring your reggae & riddim Festival to life takes people!

This festival is a collaboration between us at Urban Circle Newport, the Rastafari Indigenous Village and the Iritis Alliance Festival of Montego Bay Jamaica, University of South Wales and The Arts Council for Wales.

Urban Circle is an independent award winning Youth Arts and Advocacy Charity based in Newport, South Wales. We engage, support and empower young people and communities. Through interconnected services this festival has be birthed.

Below are the agencies that are putting this festival together.

urban circle newport

Award winning Youth Arts and Advocacy project running for 14 years. Running over 50 small and large scale events.


Grass roots collective of creatives. Rhythmically connecting diverse cultures through positive vibrations.


Conserving, preserving, sustaining Rastafari traditions and cultural forms, promoting mental spiritual and physical wellness.

JUKEbox collective

Multidisciplinary classes, academy and creative agency specialising in artist management, casting & consultancy.

G Expressions

Focused in support for young people through dance, theatre & leadership to gain confidence and skills to achieve their goals.

the university of south wales

A public university in Wales, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd.

Arts council for wales

Fostering an environment for the best artists and organisations in Wales to create their best work.


Membership organisation for heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Contemporary events venue. From intimate meetings to conferences and conventions through to exhibitions and exciting events.


Local authority representing 20 wards. Supporting families and communities throughout Newport.