Dreadzone have come a long way since they first started in 1993 having released a massive eleven albums, toured the world and are currently busy in the studio working on a new album set to come out later in 2016.
The band formed when Greg “Dread” Roberts, former drummer of Big Audio Dynamite, teamed up with sound engineer Tim Bran and bassist Leo Williams.
They quickly signed to THE label of the Nineties; Creation Records (formed by Alan McGee in 1983, the label enjoyed massive success after spearheading acid house in the late 1980’s and went on to amass a who’s who of British talent in the 1990’s including Oasis, The Boo Radleys and Super Furry Animals) and released their first album; 360°.
By 1994 Dreadzone had switched to Virgin Records and brought out their second album; Second Light. By now they were firmly established as THE festival band so it was no surprised that they were chosen to open the iconic Glastonbury Festival being the first band to play the Pyramid Stage that year. A performance that John Peel commented as “Dazzlingly good
Masters of reinvention, the band have continued to experiment with sound pushing the frontiers of dub, reggae and techno to produce the best beats played in clubs the world over. Having being playing for over twenty years they show no signs of stopping and continue to be the ones to watch whenever they play.
“Dreadzone’s is a joyous noise; bouncing beats with samples bashing into live vocals
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Don’t miss Underground Festival IV at Brighton Racecourse where Dreadzone will be headlining the main stage on Saturday 10th of September! The festival promises to be a spectacular event which sees the dub heroes play alongside some amazing acts including The Selector, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Spear Of Destiny, Peter & The Test Tube Babies and Sonic Boom Six.
They also join the essential Afropunk day festival. Afropunk celebrates diversity and self-empowerment through education, music and fashion. Be at Alexandra Palace in London on Saturday 24th of September.
Dreadzone will be blowing audiences away when they play their Autumn/Winter tour. Starting in October, they will play at Zephyr Lounge at Leamington Spa, Bristol Fleece and Electric Palace in Bridport. November sees them play 229 The Venue in London and Tunbridge Wells Forum before pushing on to The Bullingdon at Oxford, The Flowerpot at Derby, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms and The Scholar in O2 Academy Leicester.
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