New Town Kings + Pet Needs

New Town Kings + PET NEEDS

Bassment, Chelmsford, GB

£5.00 ADV £7.00 OTD
Entry Requirements: 18+

Get ready for a Bassment bank holiday Skankfest with the legendary New Town Kings!

They have taken their high energy Reggae, Ska big band show all over Europe, playing some big old festivals like Boomtown fair and Secret Garden Party. They blow the roof off the Bassment every time!

Don’t miss this one. Grab your £5 advance tickets here!

Support comes from PET NEEDS who always know how to get a party fired up. "Top find of Camden Rocks (2019) so far... great set!" - Frank Turner.


Doors 8pm. Live show 8:30-11:30pm Followed by club night party times until 4am! Over 18s only (Please bring ID if you look under 80)


Line Up

Ska/reggae collective New Town Kings emphatically blend old school Jamaican rhythms with a fresh dose of UK inspired ska.

Hailing from New Town, Colchester, the band’s modern twist on classic Jamaican music has seen them tour the country and play with the likes of The Skints, The Slackers, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Lucky Chops and US reggae legends The Aggrolites to name a few.

The eight piece have rarely taken it easy when it comes to travelling the world bringing their high energy show and unique brand of reggae, ska, and rocksteady to venues and festivals across the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland.

Their DIY ethic and extensive touring schedule has seen them perform at Boomtown Fair, Secret Garden Party, The Electric Ballroom, Nottingham Rock City, The HMV Forum and a whole host more.

Recent releases include ska stomper ‘Luna Rosa’, featuring sound system veteran YT, and reggae anthem ‘Something More’, recorded with Grammy nominated producer Daniel Boyle (Max Romeo/Lee Scratch Perry).

Their fresh approach has gained attention and received airplay from BBC 1Xtra’s reggae hotshot David Rodigan, and led to features on Fred Perry Subculture, WorldAReggae and Punktastic.

With an extensive touring schedule and a new album in the pipeline, recorded at the legendary KONK studios, 2017 promises big things for the New Town Kings.

"Nice work from the New Town Kings...the best of brit reggae" - David Rodigan, (BBC 1 Xtra)

"“Hey New Town Kings. I like what you’re doing, you’re doing good!” -“Toots” Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals)

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