Equinox Festival Brings Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to Wyham
Equinox Festival, which takes place at Chalk Farm in Wyham this September, will be welcoming one of the most influential figures in reggae music to their line-up this year.
The iconic character has been responsible for not only some of the most inspiring dub reggae music ever to be penned, but also for bringing together Bob Marley and the Wailers. We are, of course, talking about Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
Since the dawn of modern reggae music, post-Mento, Perry has been at the forefront of the scene, helping to build the genre into what it is today. The Wailers owe Perry a huge debt of gratitude, as he was accountable for the production of their early work at Kingston’s Studio 1, where he worked as a singer and engineer.
Later, Perry went on to introduce Bunny Wailer and the Barnet Brothers to a young musician named Bob Marley, and thus Bob Marley and the Wailers were born.
Lee Scratch Perry didn’t just stop at producing the music of others, however. He was, and remains, one of the most famous solo producers of dub-reggae music the world has ever known. Despite being in his eighties, Scratch still knows how to throw down an incredible dub, and collaborates with all manner of amazing acts, most recently one of those being The Orb.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry joins a host of awesome artists at Equinox Festival, including drum and bass veteran, Nicky Blackmarket, Gong, System 7 and Family Ranks.
Tickets for the event are available from only £75 for an adult ticket (which is worth it just to see Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, alone). Grab yours now, while they’re hot.
Equinox Festival takes place 22 – 24 September 2017, at Chalk Farm, Wyham, Grimsby. For the full line-up, photos, videos and ticket information head over to our Equinox Festival page.