DJ Robbo Ranx will take Dancehall music to Glastonbury this summer.
Ranx will be spearheading an incredible array of events which will showcase Dancehall at it’s finest. These include a special three hour presentation at Glastonbury called “This Is Dancehall” featuring Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis & Special Guests; Hosting the world renowned International night at Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica in July; Hosting the inaugural headline tour by Jamaican star Tarrus Riley across the UK in July & August; August sees performances at Boomtown in Winchester, UK, as well as one of Europe’s biggest reggae celebrations, Rototom in Spain and the Liverpool International Music Festival alongside multi-platinum artist Shaggy in August; a debut appearance at the critically acclaimed Bestival in September and a nationwide Freshers tour delivering the best dancehall all over the UK in September & October.
Last week it was announced that BBC 1xtra had axed the DJ’s radio show.
In a statement Robbo said:
“I have had an incredible time on BBC Radio as I have been part of building an amazing platform for the music I love. I have many unfulfilled aspirations and challenges for the music and how it is played, portrayed and promoted and through my forthcoming broadcast ventures along with other avenues I intend to develop them. There are so many positive possibilities for my music that it makes the journey ahead an exciting one.”
He will leave the station in September 2014.