NAÂMAN + BABILONDON + CIAN FINN + JUNIOR V + FATBABS + MR FASO

Saturday 26 August 2017

Price: FREE b4 9pm, £6 after
Time: 9pm - 3am
ID: Entry only with valid ID

Fruit Palace presents NAÂMAN (FULL BAND) at the forefront of the European reggae scene. With his groovy, melodic flow and invigorating voice, the young singer draws inspiration from various styles including roots rockers, ragamuffin and hip hop. Come see him raise the Hootananny roof performing with his full band in the UK for the first time. Naâman’s third album “Beyond” is due for release this Autumn, following up on “Ray of Resistance” (2015) and “Deep Rockers Back A Yard” (2013). Over the years he’s toured from Paris to Moscow, Kingston to Budapest racking up over 300 dates.

BABILONDON an international band renowned for their high-octane performances and urban roots reggae sound. Founded by Zack Woolfson, BABILONDON combines the hot summer vibes of his native Portugal with the raw energy and reality of big city life.
Since 2011, BABILONDON has played established festivals including Boomtown, Secret Garden, Shambala and shared stages with heavyweights such as John Holt, The Skints and Tippa Irie. With their debut album dropping later in the year, BABILONDON are definitely a band to keep on your radar.

CIAN FINN hailing from the west of Ireland, CIAN FINN is a vocalist armed with hair raising lyrics and bass lines to make you move. Don’t miss Ireland’s finest play his first show at Hootananny. Cian’s debut LP “This Applies” has made big waves internationally and in the UK. He continues to tour the world on the back of it working with the likes of Radikal Guru, Prince Fatty, Max Romeo, Horseman and Hollie Cook. He’s recorded tracks and remixes spanning roots to up tempo dancefloor bangers with Zion Train, Hatti Vatti, Gaudi, Dreadsquad, Alpha Steppa, Mungos Hi Fi and Chopstick Dubplate, among others. Catch the big man bring his soundsystem show to Hootananny for a rub-a- dub-tastic night of irie vibes.

JUNIOR V born in ’98 and endowed with lots of vocal personality JUNIOR V is one of the most promising artists of the Italian reggae scene. Also a guitarist and bassist, his lyrics are deep in consciousness and spirituality. His debut album"Running on Jah Way" (2016) is filled with influences from ska to roots reggae, from acoustic to dancing rhythms.
His latest release "Stop Discrimination", an EP written and performed with gifted Italo-African artist Sista Awa, further demonstrates his versatility and features M-1 of Dead Prez fame.

FATBABS, DJ/beatmaker FATBABS plays fire hip hop-reggae sets. He’s produced all three of Naâman’s albums and recently released his debut EP Daily Jam.

MR FASO, one of London’s top reggae selectas MR FASO has opened some of London’s biggest reggae concerts over the last few years, including Chronixx, Protoje and Alborosie.
 Faso is also head honcho of established reggae promotion and label Rootikal, regularly playing alongside heavyweights including David Rodigan, Channel One Sound, Aba Shanti I and Mad Professor.