NEWS Centre

2022

Landjuweel, Ruigoord, Netherlands

MON, AUG 08 2022


We are ecstatic to be rejoining our old friends in the Netherlands this Thursday to headline Landjuweel Festival at Ruigoord, near Amsterdam - a beautiful event with a free spirit.

https://ruigoord.nl/evenement/het-landjuweel-2022/

Paradise Gardens, Hydro Show

FRI, AUG 05 2022


On September 4th we will be playing Paradise Gardens: Hydro & Urban Lifestyle Show .The wonderful crew have set up a special 15% off discount code for you for Paradise…


Use "ZIONTRAIN15" when buying tickets or get the discount automatically applied via this link:


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paradise-gardens-cbd-hydroponics-urban-lifestyle-festival-tickets-371263788987?discount=ZIONTRAIN15

Ozora Festival, Hungary

THU, AUG 04 2022


Ozora Festival official we had the best time with you all and we know the rest of your week long shenanigans will be out of this world!!

Massive love and thanks to our Ozora Family!!

ZION TRAIN - Back stage with a sprinkling of our good friend and man who Eats Static, Mr Merv Pepler!

Until next time Hungary, stay amazing!!

Ozora Festival, Hungary

MON, AUG 01 2022


OZORA FESTIVAL we are happily gathering the vibes to be returning to you next week and we can't wait to bring the ZT2020+2 sound to the Dragons Nest stage on day 2, of this 7 day extravaganza...

See you next Tuesday

LOVE


Rockaway Park

TUE, JUL 26 2022


SOMERSET... In just 11 days we'll be heading to the glory and righteousness of Rockaway Park, (those of you who know, know and those of you who don't, really should!!)

Rockaway Park is a hidden gem, of a creative space with an all inclusive communal vibe, where all people and their mums are welcomed with open arms. Which is why we are overjoyed to be returning with the sound for Zion Train, Abassi Sound System, DJ Bimble @ Rockaway Park, Bristol, BS39 5BU this time we'll be bringing our beautiful beast Abassi Hi-Power Sound-System to fill up the bass frequencies, now we just need you beauties to fill up the space... We can't wait to see you there!!

LOVE&UNITY

Cork Ska and Reggae Festival

MON, JUL 25 2022


IRELAND It was an honour and a soul warming pleasure to bring the sound back to the Rebel County Cork...

We want to give our love and thanks to everyone at the Cork Ska & Reggae Festival for bringing the Fyah in your bellies and the Rebel in your hearts!!

Gra

Cork Ska and Reggae Festival

THU, JUL 21 2022


We are very, very happy to be heading to Ireland tomorrow for the Cork Ska & Reggae Festival, its been a long while since we have taken the sound to the Emerald Isle and this will be Caras very first time singing in the county where her family Hail from, needless to say, she's extremely excited!

Cork, we look forward to being with you soon.

grá


Czochraj Bobra Festival, Poland

WED, JUL 20 2022


What can we say about the triumphant Czochraj Bobra Fest other than we were overjoyed to be back in Poland with all the happy, dancing folk who made us so welcome.

We want to give our sincere love and gratitude to Raff and the whole crew for having us come with the sound and extra love and heartfelt thanks to all who came and put their hearts in the dance.

Love and thanks to D Pawlowski photography and Frankenstein Vinyl for the photos.

kochamy Polskę

Czochraj Bobra Festival, Poland

THU, JUL 14 2022


This coming weekend we are totally happy and honored to be closing Czochraj Bobra Fest 2022 on Sunday night - can’t wait - One Love Polska


Endorse It In Dorset

TUE, JUL 12 2022


We want to give all the love and thanks to Lamma, Steve and all of our ENDORSET IN DORSET - FESTIVAL family for pulling out the stops for the amazing 'come back' gathering at the weekend, extra love goes to Vic and the Cerne Abbas Brewery for their hospitality and tasty brews and extra, extra love goes to all the happy, smiley festival friends who came and danced under the stars with us...

We massively ENDORSE, ENDORSET and strongly urge you to put this on your UK festival bucket list in the future!!

LOVE


Endorse It In Dorset

THU, JUL 07 2022

We are extremely excited to be heading back to the glory of @Endorset in Dorset in exactly 1 day from today... It's going to be a heartwarming, soul lifting, body jumping joy to be back with our friends in this festival field after so long away and we can't wait to see you all!!

Have a beautiful weekend,

MORE LOVE.

Couleur Cafe, Brussels

MON, JUN 20 2022

This coming weekend we shall be at the fantastic Couleur Cafe Festival in Brussels where we will play a sound system set on the OBF soundsystem alongside many other great acts such as Omar Perry and Jah Observer - cannot wait!

Strawberry Fair

THU, JUN 16 2022

Good morning all...

We want to give an abundance of love and gratitude to every single heart and soul who made Strawberry Fair - Free Festival, happen on Saturday and to all who came and put their hearts in the dance with us on the Rebel Love stage. With extra love to Mark Evans, Fleece and the whole Rebel Love crew for creating the space to conjure the vibes.

There is something so pure and so special about this one day festival... The fact that it's a free festival, created by the people, for the people, is a felt thing and we salute all of the organisers, volunteers, stages, stall holders, performers and festival goers for the energy they bring.

May you bathe in the positive energy of the full Strawberry moon today and manifest all good things for yourselves and each other.

Strawberry Fair

FRI, JUN 03 2022

In 1 week and 1 day we will be heading to the glory that is STRAWBERRY FAIR - FREE FESTIVAL to bring the sound and more LOVE to the REBEL LOVE stage and we can't wait...

This festival is a one day anomaly in that it is entirely run by volunteers for FREE, where musicians and performers come to share music and performance for FREE and crowds come and enjoy the festivities for FREE, it's purely for the love and for the love of FREEdom,

In this day and age that is a rarity!!

However... There is a little pot of funds growing to help cushion the actual costs of what it takes to put together, so if you can and so wish, you could dip your hand in your virtual pocket and donate a few pennies for the LOVE and APPRECIATION of what will be an absolutely smashing day.

https://www.gofundme.com/.../music-for-the-people-rebel...

We will be on the REBEL LOVE stage at 9.30pm

and we can't wait to see you there.






Bearded Theory, High Rise and Frome

WED, JUN 01 2022

Where do we begin to describe just how wonderful this past weekend was, well it would seem the best way is to give more love and thanks, to all the beautiful people who made the magic happen...

First a massive thank you to the Cheese and Grain in Frome on Friday, such a friendly crew and crowd..

Then Saturday onto the buzz of HighRise festival in Bristol, so much love to Poppy and the whole 'live stage' crew who did it beautifully!

Finally, Sunday we were honoured to close the glorious and thoroughly enjoyable Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering 2022 in the magic sounds tent with special thank you's to Phil Mellersh , Opus Jody and the whole crew for providing the perfect space and energy to land the sound.

The biggest and most heartfelt thank you's go to all the fabulous folk who came and put their hearts in the dance at all 3 sessions... We love and appreciate every single one of you!!

Next stop for the sound to drop will be REBEL LOVE STAGE STRAWBERRY FAIR - OFFICIAL FREE FESTIVAL on Saturday June 11th and we look forward to seeing you there.

LOVE LOVE LOVE





Bearded Theory, High Rise and Frome

MON, MAY 23 2022

A new week begins and so does the excitement for the weekend yet to come and we will be filling it with all the good things...

We will be pulling into the south west to the Cheese and Grain on Friday then on to Bristol for HighRise x Teachings in Dub » Weekend Festival and then moving up country onto the glorious Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering 2022... If we don't see you in at least one of these places, we'll be moved to send out a search party for you because these are DEFINITELY the places to be!!

Until then, have a wonderful week!!





Czechia and Austria

TUE, MAY 17 2022

We want to give more love and thanks to our beautiful extended music family and friends old & new, who hosted the sound and who came for the dance in Brno, Prague and Austria at the weekend...

Kavárna Trojka, Futurum Music Bar & Stwst Stadtwerkstatt we salute you and all you do!

Love and appreciation to Christoph Leeb for a wonderful review and photography @Stwst Stadtwerkstatt.




Czechia and Austria

T, MAY 17 2022

We want to give more love and thanks to our beautiful extended music family and friends old & new, who hosted the sound and who came for the dance in Brno, Prague and Austria at the weekend...

Kavárna Trojka, Futurum Music Bar & Stwst Stadtwerkstatt we salute you and all you do!

Love and appreciation to Christoph Leeb for a wonderful review and photography @Stwst Stadtwerkstatt.




Dub Corner, Sevilla

THU, MAY 05 2022

This Saturday we will be celebrating with the Dub Corner Sevilla crew with a Perch solo live Dub set alongside the fantastic Don Fe and many more - powered by Dub Stoned Sound... not to be missed..


Hootananny, Brixton

SAT, APR 30 2022

We are looking forward to gliding into London on Sunday to join our Hootananny Brixton comrades, for a Bank Holiday sound heist and we hope you'll be there too...


Have a glorious weekend, see you in the dance!


https://facebook.com/events/s/zion-train-live-hootananny-bri/470743927754574/


Exeter etc

MON, APR 25 2022

We had a wonderful night bringing @Zion Train to Exeter Phoenix in collaboration with Phonic FM...

Love and appreciation to Kouatchou and also the BIG Revelation Roots who provided a 10 piece band membered, dubby soundbath for the soul and who will also be sharing space and frequency with Zion Train (HEADS UP!!!) at the Cheese and Grain on Friday May 27th.

More love to all the beautiful people who came along to the Phoenix... Extra love and thanks to @Graham Perowne for the fabulous photo.


Lakefest

THU, APR 21 2022

Imagine waking up in the sunshine, unzipping your tent/stepping out of your Camper, into a wide open field, next to a beautiful big lake situated under a stunning castle, for 4 days of music...

Well you can turn that happy dream into a reality and get yourself to Lakefest Official...

We hope to see you there!!


As for now....Have a blessed & Blissed out

Day!


Endorse It in Dorset

TUE, APR 19 2022

We will keep shouting out about this all the way until the day...

We are extremely happy to be joining our Endorse- It in Dorset family after a long time apart and it would be even more wonderful if you were there too...

Check out the line up on that!!) and we hope to see you front row and centre.

All the love.


Exeter

MON, APR 18, 2022

We thought we'd wait until you had a belly full of chocolate to remind you that the best exercise you can take is the dance...

So why not cherry top this short week with us and come along to the glorious Exeter Phoenix on Friday, for a night of heartfelt, soul lifting Dub, with support from Revelation Roots & @kouatcho

Hosted by The Future Sound of Exeter in association with Phonic FM...


It's been 4 long years with a global lockdown in between but EXETER... We're coming for you!!


Benelux

MON, APR 11, 2022

More love and thanks to our Benelux family...

It was an honour and a joy to take the Train to dB's Studio Utrecht on Friday alongside our REGGAE BOMB sisters and brothers, the love and vibes were truly heartfelt...

Then on Saturday, we moved the sound and frequency for a soul lifting, roof shaking, night of positivity at the most glorious Harmonie Oudenaarde... Thank you to all who made it happen and to all who brought their hearts to the dance!!

All the Love.


Benelux

WED, APR 06, 2022

We are extremely happy to be double dosing the Dub with our European sisters and brothers this weekend with a SOLD OUT show on Friday in Utrecht, with our REGGAE BOMB family. Then we'll be heading our hearts to the dance at Harmonie Oudenaarde on Saturday...

We can't wait to see you there!!


Valencia

MON, APR 04, 2022

A great joy to be with the crew at 46zero20 in Valencia, Spain this Saturday for a lovely, intimate DJ session on the mini-rig.

Big thanks to all crew and family.


More Wonderful Wales

MON, MAR 28, 2022

What a gem of a Welsh weekend...

We want to give all the love to all the folk at The Lost ARC for a storming session on Friday night and for the roar of happy birthday to our much loved man on trumpet... The one and only Dave Hake! It was great to share space and love with so many people at this Vibesiest of venues...

Then with more love we moved through the glorious sunny Welsh mountains to beautiful Cellb (Cell Blaenau) www.cellb.org with the honour of hosting Dubskool. It was an absolute joy to work with these inspiring and promising local young people! All cherry topped with a heartwarming, soul lifting, intimate, Zion Train session.

Until next time Wales...

Cariad



Wonderful Wales

WED, MAR 23, 2022

We are extremely excited to be heading out on a great Welsh adventure this coming weekend...

First we will be pulling into Rhayader on Friday at The Lost ARC which is a hidden gem of a magical venue with a rich music hall history and its own natural spring, its truly beautiful!!


Then on Saturday we move up the tracks to Blaenau Ffestiniog and pull into Cellb (Cell Blaenau) www.cellb.org for a full day of all things Dub with a Dubskool workshop from DJ Perch, followed with a screening of the much anticipated Don Letts film 'Rebel Dread', cherry topped with an intimate gig from us...

A very limited amount of tickets are left for this event


Where Art The Women?

TUE, MAR 22, 2022

We want to give love and heartfelt gratitude to our sisters at Where Art the Women? Who took up space and created an amazing atmosphere and a superb event at The Subscription Rooms on Saturday...

It was an honour to be a part of this positively, powerful celebration of ALL the women who give themselves to the arts, both front stage and behind the all important scenes...

Thanks and love to all involved and to all who came and supported this special event.

Please... Be sure to check out and support Where Art The Women? as they level the creative playing field and continue to encourage, support & raise up the sisterhood!


Where Art The Women? Launch in Stroud

THU, MAR 17, 2022

We are really looking forward to this celebration of all things feminine this Saturday. As we go some way in tackling gender imbalance within the arts, we actively encourage you to get on board, as we take the Train to Stroud Sub Rooms for the Where Art the Women? launch Party...

ALL ARE WELCOME for what will be a full day of full hearts, art, workshops, film, discussion & live music!!!

Tickets - https://thesubrooms.co.uk/.../where-art-the-women-418/book

Love & Solidarity


Zion Train Dub Club, Liverpool

TUE, MAR 15, 2022

We want to give more love & thanks to our Positive Vibration & District family for a BIG night in Liverpool at Zion Train Dub Club on Saturday...

Abassi Hi-Power Sound-System was pushing the air and fierce feminine vibes, welcoming the glorious Sisters In Dub, who came & conquered the sound!!!

Extra love and gratitude to all who came and put their hearts in the dance...

Until next time Liverpool!!

LOVE


Zion High Vinyl Reissue

MON, MAR 07, 2022

Upcoming release on 7" vinyl record

ZT01 A - Zion Train feat Dubdadda - Zion High

ZT01 B - Zion Train feat Dubdadda - Dub Version

Marketed & Distributed by Real Rock Records


Pre order available at

https://realrockrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/pre-order-zt01-zion-train-feat-dubdadda-zion-high

Mexico Tour

THU, MAR 03, 2022


What a joy and pleasure to be once more in Mexico with shows in Mexico City, State Of Mexico, Playa Del Carmen, Iztapalapa and Guadalajara..


Big thanks, love and respect to


Orisha In Session

Bass Attack Sound System

Foro Cultural Hilvana

lengualerta

#angelzambrano

#AlanSax

XICURY DUB

C3 Stage

King Yanga

#orientside

El Aaron

Souldread Mexico

Grand Ancestor


Peace and Love every time


Czochraj Bobra Festival, Poland

FRI, FEB 25, 2022


Totally excited to be heading back to Poland in July to headline this fantastic festival..

https://www.facebook.com/events/448755406640915?post_id=506275584222230&notif_id=1645556921821434&notif_t=plan_mall_activity&ref=notif

J2, Cambridge

MON, FEB 14, 2022


Big love and thanks to Cambridge Junction, Cambridge Dub Club and Uprizing DJs for having us kick off 2022 in style!!

It was a real pleasure to see so many happy, smiley, dancey new and old friends...

Extra big love and solidarity to all who attended Saturdays 'Kill The Bill' demo... It was an honour to march side by side Cambridge!!

We'll be back with our Cambridge family for the most wonderful Strawberry Fair on June 11th and we hope to see you there!!

Every day is love day.

LOVE TO EVERYONE!




One Year Of Resonant Frequency

MON, FEB 07, 2022


Having broadcast a 2 hour, weekly radio show every week for the last year with Potradioita today the 52nd show has been posted at

https://www.mixcloud.com/zion.../resonant-frequency-52_2022/

The show is called 'Resonant Frequency' and all 52 shows are available to hear on our mixcloud and will also be rebroadcast over the next year on Potradioita..

turn on, tune in and chill out



2022 Live Update

THU, FEB 03, 2022


Good morning world...

We've been eagerly awaiting to share whats looking like a blessed and jam packed 2022 for gigs and festivals with you all and now we can!!

We will be updating and adding dates as we go along so please check in from time to time to find out if we're coming to a venue or a field near you but for now, here's a very happy heads up to dust off that old party planner and get us in there!! because we can't wait to see your faces in these places!!

See you in the dance


Camp Bestival

TUE, JAN 25, 2022


We are in the very BEST of spirits here at Zion Train and extremely happy to announce that we will be playing at the glorious Camp Bestival Shropshire...

This is Bestival's maiden voyage in sunny Shropshire... It would be a joyous thing if we get together and make it the very BEST of beginnings!

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM.

https://shropshire.campbestival.net/

ALL LOVE

dB's, Utrecht, Holland

MON, JAN 24, 2022


We are very excited to be going back to the Netherlands to revisit our friends at db's in Utrecht on Feb 19th, should be a great night!

Foro Hilvana, Mexico City

TUE, JAN 18, 2022


Durante nuestra próxima gira por México en 2022, nuestro espectáculo en Foro Cultural Hilvana en la Ciudad de México será un set exclusivo con invitados como lengualerta vocales, XICURY DUB sitar y Alan con saxofón, con Angel Zambrano no se pueden perder.

During our upcoming 2022 Mexico tour, our show in Mexico City at Foro Cultural Hilvana will be an exclusive set featuring guests such as lengualerta on vocal, XICURY DUB on sitar and Alan on saxophone - with Angel Zambrano





Cheese & Grain, Frome

FRI, JAN 14, 2022


Cheesy Friday vibes...

To all our Somerset siblings... We're shouting forward once again to the merry month of May with this happy announcement...

Zion Train will be pulling into Frome on Friday May 27th with Revelation Roots to play The Cheese and Grain and we'd love for you to be there with us.

Have a glorious weekend.

All Love.




Hootananny, Brixton

THU, JAN 13, 2022


It feels very much like we are at the start line and ready to run 2022...

We have some great venue gigs and festivals on the horizon starting in February and we can't wait to share them with you...

For now... Here's a shout forward to the very merry month of May at Hootananny Brixton - Inner London. This is a great venue with a big sound and with a MayDay Monday for recovery, there's no reason for you not to come and dance 'til you drop... We hope to see you there!

https://dice.fm/.../8o2a2-zion-train-live-hootananny...



Where Art The Women?

MON, JAN 10, 2022


Where Art the Women? is an inclusive, not-for-profit project that aims to highlight, challenge and help address the gender inequality on stages in the UK independent music scene with a collaborative mix of art, music, spoken word, film, workshops, discussion and information.

Our long term goal is to actively encourage, and offer various support to:

i) female musicians and spoken word performers of all ages, with a focus on young women and those finding their feet

ii) independent venues, festivals and promoters to apply more gender balance to their bookings

iii) audiences who are used to male dominated shows to attend more gender balanced line-ups.

We would love for you to be a part of this magic and balance!!


Mexico Tour 2022

MON, JAN 03, 2022


Con esperanza en nuestros corazones para el 2022, estamos deseando volver a realizar la gira a partir de febrero, incluido un esperado regreso a México.


With hope in our hearts for 2022, we are looking forward to touring again from February including a long-awaited return to Mexico.

Orisha In Session.