Bowlers Exhibition Centre   -  Returns August 2018

 

The North's Biggest SKA Festival 

returns august 2018!

UB40

Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro And Mickey Virtue

UB40 are a British Reggae band from Birmingham, England, formed in 1978. Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, the current lineup of UB40 features three of the founding members of the original UB40. Ali and Mickey left the band in 2008 and were reunited with Astro when he left too in 2013.

 

UB40 had a massively successful career over 30 years from 1979 until 2008, including numbers 1 albums, many top 10 Gold and Platinum selling albums, 50 UK singles, Grammy nominations, 4 Worldwide number one hits and sales of 70 million plus. 

 

Anyone and everyone will have loved a UB40 track in their time, with so many memorable hits such as 'Red Red Wine', 'I Can't Help Falling in Love With You', 'Kingston Town', 'One in Ten', 'Got You Babe', 'Here I Am' and 'Cherry Oh Baby' it's impossible not to have heard them.

 

Now back together again, the original and definitive lineup featuring the unique and legendary voice of Ali Campbell at front, audiences can finally enjoy the closest thing to the original sound of UB40.

 

Back on top form and playing huge gigs worldwide in places such as Nigeria, South Africa, Papua New Guinea the band are now turning attention to recording their new album 'Silhouette', which they describe as "an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggaefied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites and others."