• Sun27th May 201810am  - 10pm
    The Pavilion, Spaines Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2SD

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About Event

Love 4 Music Festival is passionate about bringing Soul and Reggae music to the North of England.
Good Vibes, Good Times.
Love 4 Music Festival is a family-friendly environment, with food vendors selling a great variety of world foods and a selection of drinks to quench festival goers thirst. There will be many stalls selling anything from festival memorabilia to ethnic artifacts. Love 4 Music Festival is targeted at a diverse audience, with no boundaries of race or religion it is the love of music that will bring the audience together from across the North of England.
As Bob Marley, famously said:
"One good thing about music, when it hits you,
you feel no pain."

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Artist Lineup

Chris Gold Finger

Chris Gold Finger

Hosted By
“Former BBC Radio 1 disc jockey who presented the station's Reggae Dancehall show from 1996 to September 2009.”

Chris Gold Finger
Chris Goldfinger is a former BBC Radio 1 disc jockey who presented the station's Reggae Dancehall show from 1996 to September 2009.
Alexander O'Neal

Alexander O'Neal

“The North of England needs more events aimed at soul, reggae and funk lovers. I’m delighted to be performing at the first Love4Music Festival which promises to deliver great music and a party atmosphere for knowledgeable music fans!”

Alexander O'Neal
Securing his name in the R&B history books, Alexander O'Neal is one of the genres most iconic names. His new Album Hearsay 30 has recently been released so expect to hear a collect of his biggest hits live on stage at our Love 4 music Festival. These are timeless compositions, created to get a buzz going. With chart smash 'Criticize' lighting up dance floors across the world over twenty five years after its release, his sound has transcended generations.
Aswad

Aswad

“We can’t even remember the last time we ever played in Huddersfield, so we are definitely happy to be part of this event- Much Love”

Aswad
After fifteen albums and two decades on the music scene, Aswad remains one of Britain’s best loved reggae bands. Originally led by the trio of Brinsley “Dan” Forde, Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye and Tony “Gad” Robinson, Aswad is renowned among reggae fans for their rich melodies and compelling harmonies, woven over hard rhythm tracks and inspired horn riffs.Aswad earned international acclaim with their reggae version of “Don’t Turn Around,” released on Island in 1988, sailed to the #1 slot on the UK National charts. In 1994, Aswad captured a host of new fans with the release of Rise & Shine, the album was a major hit in the UK and Japan, where it produced a #1 single, Shine, boosting worldwide sales to more than 600,000. Aswad, with a recently released Album and after more than 25 years, are still the purveyorsof the UK reggae scene and will continue to be way into the next millennium.
Gwen Dickey

Gwen Dickey - Rose Royce

Gwen Dickey - Rose Royce
Seventies soul diva and voice of Rose Royce is still 'Wishing On A Star' at the 'Car Wash'. Gwen left Rose Royce in 1980 and ever since has been performing as a solo artist around the UK. She has also worked with Jay-Z in 1998 on his own composition called 'Wishing On A Star', featuring Gwen who re-recorded some of her original lyrics. Meanwhile the classic songs have been covered in recent years, including Mary J. Blige ('I’m Going Down'), Faith Evans ('Love Don’t Live Here Anymore'), Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott ('Car Wash'), proof that Gwen's material has injured by today's artists
Carl Macintosh

Carl Mcintosh - Loose Ends

Carl Mcintosh - Loose Ends
One of the most successful UK soul bands of the 1980's, Loose Ends first hit the charts in 1985 with 'Hanging on a String' which went to number one in the USA and hit the national top 10 in the UK. More hits followed on both sides of the Atlantic with 'Magic Touch', 'Slow Down' and 'Watching You ( Watching Me )' .In 1990 two of the original members, Jane Eugene and Steve Nichol, left the band but Carl McIntosh has continued the Loose Ends for all to still enjoy til today.
Joyce Sims

Joyce Sims

Joyce Sims
Singer/Songwriter Joyce Sims had her first hit single in 1987 with "(You are my) All and All". She topped the R&B and Dance charts in the U. S., and the pop charts internationally. In the UK Joyce debut album “Come Into My Life” was certified gold. Joyce's music has been recorded and sampled by such diverse musical icons as jazz vocalist Randy Crawford. Sampled by R&B singer Angie Stone, rapper Snoop Dogg, and featured in the film "Species". "Come Into My Life" and, "All and All" have become club classic and, can still be heard playing in the club and, on mainstream radio.
Omar

Omar

“Soul and reggae music has played an important role in British history. The music and the scene has helped break cultural barriers, due to the infectious beats of soul and reggae. A dedicated festival to the genre is a great step in the right direction for music festivals in the UK”

Omar
Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE, or Omar for short, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer who continues to push back the frontiers of soul and rhythm and blues with his sensual grooves. Since building a name for himself in the early 90s with classics such as 'There's Nothing Like This', he has gone on to produce critically acclaimed new albums and make regular live performances including supporting the legendary Stevie Wonder at Hyde Park in 2016. As his career has progressed, Omar's material has become more diverse and varied; incorporating Caribbean rhythms with touches of funk, zouk, jazz and spoken word.
Janet Kay

Janet Kay

“ A festival for soul and reggae music is a great event for the UK. Nostalgia is a wonderful thing taking people back to the music they grew up with and still love today. Great music lasts forever.”

Janet Kay
In 1979, Janet made history by becoming the first British born black female to have a reggae song at the top of the British charts. The song 'Silly Games', (produced by Dennis Bovell) was a hit not only in the UK but also in Europe. Janet's history making has been recorded in the Music Guiness Book of Records. Janet's songwriting prowess became evident on the release of her first album 'Capricorn Woman'. The album was, and still is a best seller. All the songs except 2 were penned by Janet Kay.
Gappy Ranks

Gappy Ranks

Gappy Ranks
Gappy Ranks Is A British Dancehall Musician Of Jamaican And Dominican Origin, Also Known As Jacob Lee Williams. His Love For Music Started In His Home Town Harlesden, London Where He Was Born & Raised. Gappy Ranks With The Help Of Uk Garage Pioneer Sticky Working With American Rapper Twista, Uk Grime Mc Lethal B, & Producers Kray Twinz In Which They Recorded What We Do Which Charted Nationally & Saw Gappy Ranks Performing Live At Earl’s Court In Front Of A Crowd Of 17,000 For The First Kiss100 Awards. Gappy Ranks Featured On BBC's Later... With Jools Holland, Performing Longtime And Heaven In Her Eyes Which Was Aired To Millions Of Viewers. Now Self Proclaimed Grandson Of Reggae
Carol Thompson

Carol Thompson

“Music really connects people together soul and reggae music is uplifting and I am happy to be part of a festival that showcases such wonderful music.”

Carol Thompson
Thompson embarked on a solo career, with early successes in the shape of Lovers rock singles "I'm So Sorry" and "Simply In Love", which both topped the reggae chart in 1981, the same year seeing the release of her debut album. In 1983, she won Best Female Performer at the GLR awards. She also recorded duets with Sugar Minott ("Make It With You") and Trevor Walters ("Love Won't Let Us Wait"), as well as continuing with regular solo reggae chart hits
Dawn Penn

Dawn Penn

“Dawn Penn was born in Kingston, Jamaica West Indies. Music is synonymous with singers and players of instrument”

Dawn Penn
In 1993 she got an 8 year album deal with Big-Beat Atlantic Records and in 1994 and she was back on the charts with her re-recorded dancehall version of “You don’t love me, No, No, No. The track in on many compiliations and has topped Reggae charts worldwide and has put Dawn Penn in 86 countries of the world and climbing. Her international success led to “No, No, No, the album to be nominated for a Grammy Award in 1994. Last Year Dawn Released her Vintage Albums 1 and 2. An R & B Album ”Never Hustle The Music” and a Funky House single called “City Life”. Yes we say !The Legend Lives and Gives and progressively ,Dawn giving a lot to the World and to Reggae fans and lovers that Enjoy the Culture and Music especially the Vintage and Old School of Ska and Reggae. Yes it’s History of Reggae Music.
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Chris Gold Finger

His programme was produced by Tim Westwood's production company Justice Productions,
and Goldfinger frequently appears at club nights DJing alongside Westwood. He grew up in Jamaica
and attended the well known high school, Kingston College (KC). He has interviewed many popular
guestsover the years at Radio 1 such as Damian Marley, Beenie Man, Chaka Demus and Pliers,
and legendary Jamaican singer/songwriter Barrington Levy.

Alexander O'Neal

Securing his name in the R&B history books, Alexander O'Neal is one of the genres most iconic names.
His new Album Hearsay 30 has recently been released so expect to hear a collect of his biggest hits
live on stage at our Love 4 music Festival. These are timeless compositions, created to get a buzz going.
With chart smash 'Criticize' lighting up dance floors across the world over twenty five years after its release.

Aswad

After fifteen albums and two decades on the music scene, Aswad remains one of Britain’s best loved reggae bands.
Originally led by the trio of Brinsley “Dan” Forde, Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye and Tony “Gad” Robinson, Aswad is
renowned among reggae fans for their rich melodies and compelling harmonies, woven over hard rhythm tracks and
inspired horn riffs.Aswad earned international acclaim with their reggae version of “Don’t Turn Around,” released on
Island in 1988, sailed to the #1 slot on the UK National charts. In 1994, Aswad captured a host of new fans with the
release of Rise & Shine, the album was a major hit where it produced a #1 single, Shine.

Gwen Dickey - Rose Royce

Seventies soul diva and voice of Rose Royce is still 'Wishing On A Star' at the 'Car Wash'. Gwen left Rose Royce in 1980 and ever since has
been performing as a solo artist around the UK. She has also worked with Jay-Z in 1998 on his own composition called 'Wishing On A Star',
featuring Gwen who re-recorded some of her original lyrics. Meanwhile the classic songs have been covered in recent years, including
Mary J. Blige ('I’m Going Down'), Faith Evans ('Love Don’t Live Here Anymore'), Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott ('Car Wash'),
proof that Gwen's material has injured by today's artists

Carl Mcintosh - Loose Ends

One of the most successful UK soul bands of the 1980's, Loose Ends first hit the charts in 1985 with 'Hanging on a String'
which went to number one in the USA and hit the national top 10 in the UK. More hits followed on both sides of the Atlantic
with 'Magic Touch', 'Slow Down' and 'Watching You ( Watching Me )'. In 1990 two of the original members, Jane Eugene &
Steve Nichol, left the band but Carl McIntosh has continued the Loose Ends for all to still enjoy til today.

Joyce Sims

Singer/Songwriter Joyce Sims had her first hit single in 1987 with "(You are my) All and All". She topped the R&B and Dance
charts in the U. S., and the pop charts internationally. In the UK Joyce debut album “Come Into My Life” was certified gold.
Joyce's music has been recorded and sampled by such diverse musical icons as jazz vocalist Randy Crawford.
Sampled by R&B singer Angie Stone, rapper Snoop Dogg, and featured in the film "Species". "Come Into My Life" and
"All and All" have become club classic and, can still be heard playing in the club and, on mainstream radio.

Omar

Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE, or Omar for short, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer
who continues to push back the frontiers of soul and rhythm and blues with his sensual grooves. Since building
a name for himself in the early 90s with classics such as 'There's Nothing Like This', he has gone on to produce
critically acclaimed new albums and make regular live performances including supporting the legendary
Stevie Wonder at Hyde Park in 2016. As his career has progressed, Omar's material has become more diverse
and varied;incorporating Caribbean rhythms with touches of funk, zouk, jazz and spoken word.

Janet Kay

In 1979, Janet made history by becoming the first British born black female to have a reggae song at the top of the British charts.
The song 'Silly Games', (produced by Dennis Bovell) was a hit not only in the UK but also in Europe. Janet's history making has
been recorded in the Music Guiness Book of Records. Janet's songwriting prowess became evident on the release of her first
album 'Capricorn Woman'. The album was, and still is a best seller. All the songs except 2 were penned by Janet Kay.

Gappy Ranks

Gappy Ranks Is A British Dancehall Musician Of Jamaican And Dominican Origin, Also Known As Jacob Lee Williams.
His Love For Music Started In His Home Town Harlesden, London Where He Was Born & Raised. Gappy Ranks With
The Help Of Uk Garage Pioneer Sticky Working With American Rapper Twista, Uk Grime Mc Lethal B, & Producers
Kray Twinz In Which They Recorded What We Do Which Charted Nationally & Saw Gappy Ranks Performing Live At
Earl’s Court In Front Of A Crowd Of 17,000 For The First Kiss100 Awards. Gappy Ranks Featured On BBC's Later...
With Jools Holland, Performing Longtime And Heaven In Her Eyes Which Was Aired To Millions Of Viewers. Now
Self Proclaimed Grandson Of Reggae.

Carol Thompson

Thompson embarked on a solo career, with early successes in the shape of Lovers rock singles
"I'm So Sorry" and "Simply In Love", which both topped the reggae chart in 1981, the same year
seeing the release of her debut album. In 1983, she won Best Female Performer at the GLR awards.
She also recorded duets with Sugar Minott ("Make It With You") & Trevor Walters ("Love Won't Let Us Wait"),
as well as continuing with regular solo reggae chart hits.

Dawn Penn

Music is synonymous with singers and players of instrument. In 1993 she got an 8 year album deal with
Big-Beat Atlantic Records and in 1994 and she was back on the charts with her re-recorded dancehall
version of “You don’t love me, No, No, No. The track in on many compiliations and has topped Reggae charts worldwide
and has put Dawn Penn in 86 countries of the world and climbing. Her international success led to “No, No, No,
the album to be nominated for a Grammy Award in 1994. Last Year Dawn Released her Vintage Albums 1 and 2.
An R & B Album ”Never Hustle The Music” and a Funky House single called “City Life”. Yes we say!
The Legend Lives and Gives and progressively, Dawn giving a lot to the World and to Reggae fans and lovers
that Enjoy the Culture and Music especially the Vintage and Old School of Ska and Reggae. Yes it’s History of Reggae Music.

What To Expect

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Festival Rules.

Festival Rules.

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Alcohol & Tobacco.

Alcohol & Tobacco.

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Food & Drink.

Food & Drink.

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Onsite Facilities.

Onsite Facilities.

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Age Restrictions.

Age Restrictions.

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Accessibility.

Accessibility.

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Leaving The Festival.

Leaving The Festival.

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Proof Of Age.

Proof Of Age.

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Lost Property.

Lost Property.

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What To Expect

Location

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Festival location

The Pavilion, Spaines Road
Huddersfield, HD2 2SD

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