Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum presents:
Jamaica Rum Tings – Carnival Warm-Up Party
Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Saturday 22nd August 2015
Rooftop/bar entry 12pm-2am, Gig, 7pm-2am
‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ returns this summer and is looking bigger, better and bolder than before; a true celebration of Jamaican Independence. ‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ returns to Leeds, taking residence at the legendary Belgrave Music Hall – an essential destination in Leeds’ vibrant cultural scene for a unique day and night takeover. The incredible line-up will feature an exclusive reggae set from Reggae royalty headliners Toddla T and Daddy G (Massive Attack) playing exclusive Reggae sets with support from MC Serocee, Manchester Sound System, London’s Rompa’s & Shepdog and Leed’s home grown talent, Reggae Roots & Bass
The ‘Jamaica Rum Tings’ series is a celebration of Jamaica, inspired by Wray & Nephew’s rich Jamaican heritage, roots and its influence on UK culture.
Guest will enjoy the sounds of Jamaican music from all eras; skank to the latest tracks and salute the original riddims which have inspired these sounds, as well as hear the best in old and new school reggae.
This year, Wray & Nephew will be opening their doors to ‘Wray’s Record Shop’. A hundred of the finest reggae tunes will be played throughout the event curated by Tune of the Day.
A live graffiti wall will appear throughout the day created by local artists making their mark on the event. Guests will also be invited to nominate tunes for the record wall, take photos with legendary DJs and take home a 12” record sleeve souvenir featuring a live personalised graffiti piece of their choice. There’s a Wray & Nephew Jerk BBQ on the roof terrace and ground floor to sizzle the taste buds.
Wray’s Drinks Trolley returns as guests will be invited to take the Wray & Nephew free pour challenge to win prizes and have the chance to learn how to make the perfect Reggae Rum Punch. As well as impressing their friends that they can pour the perfect 25 ml shot, 2015 also introduces the ‘Reggae Rum Punch Relay Race’, a new challenge that will see teams of four try and collectively make a Reggae Rum Punch faster than the Jamaican 4x100m relay team’s world record. The reward for such a feat will be an extra special Wray goodie box featuring a limited edition t-shirts, punch making kits, cups, dominoes. Domino tables will be set up for guests to compete in or simply to just sit back, relax and enjoy the play, the Jamaica way.
Through to the early hours, guests will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaican culture and a true Jamaican house party. A giant Instagram wall will showcase a documentation of the event and all posts featuring the #WRAYRUMTINGS .
Following Jamaica Rum Tings at Leeds we keep the carnival spirit alive by wrapping up things at The Big Chill, North London (29th August).
Each Jamaica Rum Tings event will be supported with up to ten mini experiences in each local area. The mini Jamaica Rum Tings events will take place in key bars in London, Leeds and Bristol and will offer a range of Jamaican inspired activities, from open deck sessions allowing people to show off their mixing skills, Jamaican Bingo and comedy with Travis Jay as well as the chance to try Reggae Rum Punch from one of the bespoke Wray & Nephew rum shacks.
Go to facebook.com/WrayAndNephewOverproofRumUK to find out more.
Advanced ticket prices excluding booking fee: £4 Early Bird, £5 General, £15 Group of 4.
Tickets guarantee entry before 7pm and are available from RA, Ticketweb & Skiddle.
Tickets cost more on the door.
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