NEWS Centre


Winter Solstice 2023

FRI DEC 22, 2023

Happy Winter Solstice

  We dance the season's shadows,

manifest where fires burn,

Ignite and inspire the wheel to spin,

towards the Suns return,

We'll keep eachother warm 'til then,

Become each others light,

So that love will fill this shortest day,

And bring peace...

this longest night.


Zion Train Dub Club

FRI DEC 15, 2023

2 weeks from today... We will be bringing out Abassi Hi Power Sound System to warm her tops, mids and bins at Future Yard in bangin Birkenhead with Lo Tone Sound System and Dub Defenders for Zion Train Dub Club... This will be a marvelous way to dust off 2023, melt away the mince pies and pre-heat the new years eve oven, ready to bake a tasty 2024!

We Ho-ho-hope to see your festive selves there, huggin' the stack! (and we're not chatting chimneys)

Have a smashing day.


MON DEC 04, 2023

Zion Train are extremely proud to be a part of the collective 'International Artists For Gaza' which has put together a compilation album to support relief work for the Gazan population.

You can hear the album and contribute if you wish here...


THU NOV 30, 2023

Very excited to be heading off to Poland soon for these two fantastic parties featuring a Solo Live Dub set from Zion Train... alongside Paprika Korps Vavamuffin and Rasta Sepomatik in Lublin and alongside Kosmos Mega Sound System and Riddim Pressure Soundsystem in Krakow

Friday Dec 8th in Lublin...

Sat Dec 9th in Krakow

Rhayader & Glastonbury

WED NOV 29, 2023

We want to give love and gratitude to both our beautiful The Lost ARC in Rhayader and Red Brick Building, Glastonbury families, for having us along for 2 wonderful nights of sounds and vibes... We hold both tribes and venues steady in our hearts!

Thank you to @DJ Earthdoctor and @DJ Jah Harmony for their stunning selections on the nights and to our glorious friend Mr Peppermint Iguana for his beautiful stage photos...

But most love and thanks goes to every single heart, mind and soul that graced us with your presence, as always, we are honoured!

Be Love.

*stage photography - Clint Evans

Colchester Arts Centre

MON NOV 20, 2023

Big love and thanks to Colchester Arts Centre for having us!!

Props to Chris and George for a beautiful sound and light show... Love and thanks to Mick and Sam for the famous tasty homemade vege chilli and for running a tight and worthy ship!! Big up to Johnnie Fisher for a bangin set and most of all, most love and thanks to all the beautiful folk who came along for the dance!!

PS.. Colchester Brewery we very much enjoyed your Metropolis and Coffee&Cream brews

Red Brick Building

SAT NOV 11, 2023


In just 2 weeks time we will be pulling up in all your majick and mysticism at the most 'right on' Red Brick Building!

The last time we played here was back in February 2020, at the time we had no idea it would be the last live gig we would play before the world went into the void of a global lockdown...

Luckily, for us and all the beautiful people there with us, it was a wholly heartwarming, soul affirming show, that would see us through those initial dark days and we are more than overjoyed to be returning!

So come bring your hearts to the dance and let's celebrate how far we've all come together, we've still got a lot of party time to claw back and we can't wait to see you there!!

For the now, have a smashing weekend.

The Lost Arc

FRI NOV 10, 2023

WALES... 2 weeks from today until we will be with you!!

We can't wait to get back to one of our favourite venues in the valleys and join our LOST ARC - RHAYADER family. If you haven't ventured to this hidden treasure yet, we strongly urge you to get on board, it's a vibe!!

We hope to see you there and we look forward to sharing space and time with you all.

Heddwch a chariad tragwyddol!

Colchester Arts Centre

THU NOV 09, 2023

NEXT FRIDAY THINGS - We'll be pulling up in Colchester to bring a psychedelic evening of dub to Colchester Arts Centre...

Bring your psychedelic selves to the dance, we'd love for you to be there with us!


Revolution Sounds

FRI NOV 03, 2023

Out now!

'Revolution Sounds' single...

listen/buy on bandcamp

or Spotify..

All Hallows Eve

MON OCT 30, 2023

Spooky love and thanks to The Palladium Club in Devon for having Zion 'Ghost' Train, haunting the stage on Saturday night... We had a ghoulishly good time with you all!!

Extra love and thanks to Graham Perowne and papa Smurf for the spooktacular photos!

Bideford Palladium

MON OCT 23, 2023

NORTH DEVON... We will be pulling up in Bideford this coming Saturday and we hope you'll be hopping aboard the train with us...

We had a lot of fun at the Palladium last year, beautiful friendly vibe and peoples, so we hope to see you there!!

Have a wonderful week you bunch of loves!!

Reggae Bus Festival, Brussels

TUE OCT 10, 2023

Very happy and humbled to be heading to Reggaebus festival at Bude, Brussels to play a DJ set alongside loads of Soundsystem business..

Revolution Sounds - limited vinyl release!

FRI SEP 29, 2023

This weekend we have a brand new release for pre-order at Woodlands Records!  Audio samples coming tomorrow and profits going towards medical bills for a family that Woodlands Records support.

ZION TRAIN feat. CARA - Revolution Sounds

7” lathe cut (no digital)

50 copies

Pre-order Sunday 1st October

Zion Train Dub Club, Winter Solstice Edition

MON SEP 25, 2023

We are very happy to announce our end of year, festive Zion Train Dub Club will take place at Future Yard, Birkenhead on Friday December 29th featuring Zion Train, Dub Defenders and Lo Tone all powered by our own Abassi Hi Power

50 x early bird @ 10 - Otherwise 12 in advance

Ticket link is


Peace and Love

Dub Garden, Ghent

TUE SEP 12, 2023

Very excited to be heading to Chinastraat Ghent this weekend to DJ at GALM! & Dub Garden open air (free) + Afterparty 

John Peel Centre

MON SEP 11, 2023

A whole heap of love and thanks to The John Peel Centre for having us come and play on Saturday we had a lot of fun sharing space and time with everyone...

Big ups, love and thanks to DJ Harmoline for his hoofin selection on the night!!

Peace, Love & Unity.

John Peel Centre

MON SEP 04, 2023

THIS SATURDAY... All roads lead to Suffolk, where all hearts and smiles will gather at The John Peel Centre, for an evening of bass heavy psychedelic Dub...

Bring your heart and your smile to the dance... We look forward to seeing you there!!

All love.

Rastaplas Festival

WED AUG 30, 2023

Rastaplas festival - Den Haag... You were amazing!! Thank you to all the organisers and dancing folk!!

Much Love.

Rastaplas Festival

WED AUG 23, 2023

DEN HAAG... We are coming with the sounds this Saturday for the dubloveliness of Rastaplas festival

we can't wait to be with you all!!


Convoy Cabaret

TUE AUG 22, 2023

What a glorious bunch of beautifuls you are Convoy Cabaret we had the best time with you all at Cerne Abbas Brewery for Naughty Corner '23...

So much love and gratitude to Steve, Jane

and the whole Convoy family for knowing exactly how to bring a vibe each and everytime! Extra love and gratitude to Vic and the Brewery Crew for providing the best location and ales the South West has to offer!! and of course, the biggest love and thanks to everyone who brought their hearts to the shenanigans!!!

We salute you!

Bass Forest

WED AUG 16, 2023

This Friday - all roads lead to Bass Forest Festival 2023 near Bolsano, Italy for a late night ZT solo live Dub session in the woods 

Naughty Corner

TUE; AUG 15, 2023

YES YES Convoy Cabaret, we'll be bringing a naughty sound to your Naughty Corner... Roll on Thursday and let the shenanigans begin!!


SEI Festival

MON; AUG 14, 2023

Extra love and gratitude to @SIE - Sud Est Indipendente Festival at Castello Volante di Corigliano d'Otranto for the honour of playing within your castle walls.



SUN, AUG 13, 2023

The Pigs Nose Inn - Much love to you absolute bunch of beautifuls!!

More love and respect to DJIroningBoard for his glorious selection!!

It was a joy surfing the soundwaves with old friends and new friends. Thank you all for the vibes and for bringing your hearts to the dance!!

Until next time Devon, stay glorious!!

Bella Italia

FRI, AUG 11, 2023

ITALY... We adore you!!

So much love and gratitude to Bari Urban Lab for having us bring the sounds to the wonderful folk of Loseto on Tuesday and then to @SIE - sud est indipendente festival at Castello Volante di Corigliano d'Otranto to soundvibe and dance within the walls of your medieval castle on Wednesday.

Most respect to all the organisers, crews and crowds who brought their magic and hearts to the dance!!

In the now, we move towards Devon for tonight's gig at The Pigs Nose Inn and we hope to see you there.

All Love

Summer Night Fever, Belgium

TUE, AUG 08, 2023

Very excited to be heading back to Belgium next Tuesday to DJ Summer Nights Fever in Lessines alongside the mighty Steel Pulse 


FRI, AUG 04, 2023

DEVON... This time next week, we'll be heading back to one of our favourite watering holes, to bring sounds and vibes to the Wonderfully unique, seaside venue that is The Pigs Nose Inn...

We can't wait to be back with you!

All the love.


THU, AUG 03, 2023

@SIE - Sud Est Indipendente Festival

We look forward to being with you and bringing the sounds and vibes to the beautiful Castello Volante di Corigliano d'Otranto - Roll on August 9th!!



WED, AUG 02, 2023

Bari Urban Lab we are very excited to be making our way to you next week to bring some heavyweight Dub and heartfelt vibes.

pace e amore attraverso la musica.

Freedom Festival

TUE, AUG 01, 2023

Much love and respect to Freedom Festival Official for pulling out all the stops to put on a one day bangin bass and big love vibe...

We had a soul lifting, heartwarming time with you all there...

Biggest respect to Billy Apps, Fleece and the whole Freedom Festival family for making the magic happen, we can't wait to see this baby festival grow into it's own...

To the folk who missed this little gem this year, definitely get it on your festival bucket list for next year!

Freedom Festival

WED, JULY 26, 2023

THIS THIS THIS All the way!!

CAMBRIDGESHIRE... We are extremely excited to be a part of Freedom Festival Official this coming Saturday...

Check out that line up!! check out the pocket pleasing pounds for the sounds!! and check yourselves in for a bass heavy, heart pumping, body heaving day of party vibes!!

Plan ahead and grab up your dancefloor space and camping pitch now by scanning or roll up on the day for entry...

Either way, we hope to see your hearts in the dance!!


Last Weekend

TUE, JULY 25, 2023

We give so much love and gratitude to every heart and soul we met between Bababoom Festival (Italy) Seasplash Festival (Croatia) and Summer Nite Love Festival (Italy)...

Each festival had it's own unique and magical vibration and we consider ourselves truly blessed to have been apart of the life-force and passion that makes these events happen.

To all the organisers, crews, artists and our beloved crowds, who bring their hearts to the dance, we thank you from the deepest reaches of our hearts.

Amore, Ljubav, Love.

Summer Nite Festival

SAT, JULY 15, 2023


Summer Nite Love Festival

we're coming for you!!

Vibrazione del Cuore

Seasplash Festival

FRI, JULY 14, 2023

THIS TIME NEXT WEEK... We'll be splash landing at the beauty of Seasplash Festival in Croatia to help put a full stop on this festivals glorious 21 year history... We know it will be tinged with a hint of sadness to see it come to an end but trust, we will make sure Seasplash goes out with a proper Bang!!

We can't wait to be back with our friends.


Naughty Corner

THU, JULY 13, 2023

Who’s feeling NAUGHTY? You're not alone!!! There's this 3 day gathering of marvelously, mischievous, mayhem makers, preparing to Convoy Cabaret our way to a field under a giant chalk penis, at the glorious Cerne Abbas Brewery next month...

Don't miss out, get involved, bring your Naughty!!


Bababoom Festival

WED, JULY 12, 2023

THIS TIME NEXT WEEK... Bababoom Festival we will be pulling up to witness your vibe!!

Porta il tuo cuore alla danza

Ostroda & Bomboklat Festivals

TUE, JULY 11, 2023

We want to give love and thanks to every single beautiful person for an absolutely amazing, soul lifting and heartwarming weekend, at both the gloriousness of Ostróda Reggae Festival in the buzz of Poland on Friday and the magic of BomboKlat Festival in the beauty of Italy on Saturday. Special memories and wonderful connections made will be held in our hearts from both interactions with the crews and crowds in both spaces... We honour and salute you!!

Miłość, Amore, Love

Bomboklat Festival

THU, JULY 06, 2023

ITALY... Bomboklat Festival 2023 we can't wait to be with you this Saturday!!

amore e belle vibrazioni

Ostroda Reggae Festival

TUE, JULY 05, 2023

THIS FRIDAY... We'll be pulling up at Ostróda Reggae Festival for some frequency shifting, heavyweight vibes and we can't wait!!

Bring your hearts to the dance!!


It's Grim Up North!

TUE, JULY 04, 2023

So much love and the biggest thanks to all the beautiful folk at Kanteena in Lancaster, we had the best time bringing the vibes with both John Djclumsy Madhatters Smith and the powerhouse of vocals that are Gabriella & Jasmine T Singing Sisters (These young women have a long, happy and creative future ahead of them... Watch this space!!)

Then another massive thanks and a whole heap of love go to Summer of Love Festival in Doncaster for pulling out all the stops to put on a heartwarming one day event, raising funds for Shelter and food banks in their community. Such a lovely team of people, doing good things for the right things!!



Caster Trip

TUE, JUNE 27, 2023

This weekend the Train makes 2 stops in 2 Casters ... On Friday we pull up at Kanteena in Lancaster to bring a vibe with DJ Clumsy then on Saturday we'll be moving down the tracks and bringing the love to Summer of Love Festival in Doncaster.

We hope to see you there,

All the love.


Reissue Vinyl Releases

MON, JUNE 26, 2023

After an inspiring Solstice weekend with our Soundsystem what better way to start the new week than the arrival of two wonderful vintage vinyl releases...

20th Century Dubs on 12" features previously unreleased Zion Train Dubplates released by our friends Grand Ancestor in Washington DC and the much loved tune

Jah Holds The Key by Zion Train featuring the late, great Devon Russell this time rereleased on vinyl by the fabulous Partial Records

Both available NOW at

Dissident Sound Release & Release Party

TUE, JUNE 20, 2023

TODAY IS THE DAY - 'Dissident Sound' is officially released and all links to hear and buy it are below. This coming Saturday we will have our official launch party Future Yard with an all day (2-10pm) Sound System session powered by our very own Abassi Hi Power

and featuring Dub Defenders, Lo Tone Sound System, SugarShack sound system alongside Zion Train

Advance Tickets

Dissident Sound Album Links

Riddim Magazine

THU, JUNE 15, 2023

Totally happy and grateful to receive a gushing review for 'Dissident Sound' in the new riddim Mag! Many thanks to Helmut Philipps for the top quality journalism 

Sea Sessions

MON, JUNE 12, 2023

This time next week, we'll be heading to the Emerald Isle for Irelands most loved Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival and we can't wait to be there wit ya lads!!

Seans go n-ardóidh an grá

agus an t-ádh leat

Rockaway Park

SAT, JUNE 10, 2023

This time next week we'll be heading back to the magic of Rockaway Park nr Bristol... If you haven't experienced this unique community and wonderful creative space, hidden in the heights of Temple Cloud you've missed a trick!!

Follow the info below then follow your heart and feet to one of the vibesiest venues we know!!

Enjoy this glorious day

Tour Update

FRI, JUNE 09, 2023

We are so grateful that in our 35th year of Zion Train we still get to come and share our music with so many beautiful people in beautiful places - here's where you can catch us in the coming months! Love and Respect ❤️💛💚🖤 

Dissident Sound

TUE, JUNE 06, 2023

The vinyl edition of our new LP 'Dissident Sound' has arrived ahead of it's June 20 release date and we are ecstatic!

Preorders are open at

Potradio Birthday Bash

WED, MAY 31, 2023

Totally excited to be heading to Roma this Friday to DJ at Potradioita 4th birthday bash at Forte Monte Antenne alongside lampadread and RAINA Villada

Belgium & Netherlands

MON, MAY 15, 2023

We had a truly wonderful weekend in both Belgium at muziekclub N9 and the Netherlands at dB's...

Big love and thanks to both venues and their crews for hosting the vibes...

Special mentions, love and thanks to DJ Dub Front and Hedora HiFi for pushing air and shifting frequencies with their selections...

Most of all, love and thanks to all who brought their hearts and minds to the dance!!


db's, Utrecht, Netherlands

SAT, MAY 06, 2023

UTRECHT... This time next week we will be bringing the sounds back to you for a glorious night of Dub, at the equally glorious dB's... We can't wait to be there with you!!


N9, Eeklo, Belgium

FRI, MAY 05, 2023

BELGIUM... We are counting down the 7 days until we will be with you!!

We love Muzikclub, it's an amazing venue with a great vibe and we can't wait to be back there with everyone. We hope to see you there.


Sea Sessions, Co Donegal, Ireland

WED, MAY 03, 2023

SURFS UP, IRELAND... Co. Donegal, we'll be riding the sound waves to you at the most bodacious Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival in June... Details above

We can't wait to see you there, beach bound and bass ready!!

Have a swimmingly grand day.

Zion Train Dub Club Summer Special

FRI, APR 28, 2023

Zion Train and Future Yard are delighted to announce a ZION TRAIN DUB CLUB special with an ALL DAY OUTDOOR SOUNDSYSTEM SESSION to celebrate the release of the

‘Dissident Sound’ LP. on Saturday June 24th 2023 from 2pm until 10pm @Future Yard, Birkenhead, England

Featuring 8 hours of Dubwise vibes

Early bird tickets x 50 @ 10, thereafter 12 in advance and 15 on the day (+ booking fee)

Ticket Link….

Szklarska Poreba

TUE, APR 25, 2023


Honoured and excited to be performing at the 18th birthday party of the Polish label Karrot Kommando alongside Joint Venture Soundsystem, Paprika Korps and Pablopavo this weekend at 4 Peron, Szklarska Poręba, Poland 

White Label Sale - 'Dissident Sound'

FRI, APR 21, 2023


We have an extremely limited number of white label test press copies of our forthcoming album 'Dissident Sound' up for grabs…

Full album release date is 20th June.

Wee Dub, Newcastle, England

SAT, APR 15, 2023



NEWCASTLE... We'll be pulling up in your glorious city in just one weeks time for an equally glorious wee DUB night, with support from DJ Ayito & Mandala Sound System at SR44 for a proper after hours party...

Follow the info below Bring your hearts to the dance and we'll see you in the sound

Have a beautiful weekend.

Summer Update

WED, APR 12, 2023


Summer is shaping up nicely!

20th Century Dubs, Grand Ancestor Label

MON, MAR 27, 2023


We are very happy to announce the forthcoming reissue release on Grand Ancestor records of some soundsystem friendly Zion Train Dubs from the last century - vinyl presales start today!! 

After Hours, Liskeard

SAT, MAR 25, 2023


KERNOW CREW, This time next week we're heading for you, and pulling up in lovely Liskeard for the Rum & Reggae Festival at After Hours SW...

Make sure you're no April Fool and make it along for the Rum, the Riddims and a Right nice time...

We can't wait to be there with you all!!

Have a smashing Saturday.

Norwich Arts Centre

FRI, MAR 24, 2023


Good morning loves... This is a 1 week heads up...

This time next week, we will be pulling up at Norwich Arts Centre with Green Shuck Promotions for a night of Dub loveliness...

We'd love for you to be there too.

Have a glorious day.

Militant Sound Release

MON, MAR 20, 2023


As the wheel of the year spins once again and we witness life returning to us in all its promise and glory... We'd like to wish you all a very HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX and make an offering...

Today... We are very happy to unleash our new single 'Militant Sound' available on all steaming platforms now...

Should you wish to ceremonially spin the sound with the spinning of the seasons, you can also pre order 'Militant Sound' on 7" vinyl from our beautiful friends at Woodland Records (profits will go to solidarity actions)



Bari, Italia

SUN, MAR 12, 2023


Excited to be heading back to the deep south of Italy next Saturday for a Live Dub session on the immense I&I Project Sound System     

St Patrick's Day

WED, MAR 08, 2023

9 more days until we pull into London to celebrate Ireland with the glorious Convoy Cabaret ...

Follow the info below, t'would be grand if you can join us...

G'warn now, you will, you will, you will!!


Shrewsbury and Frome

TUE, MAR 07, 2023

We want to give all the love and thanks to Albert's Shed and The Vine Tree & The Tree House - Frome for a wonderful weekend of sound and heartfelt vibes...

Extra love and thanks to all the beautiful souls who jumped on board with us, It was an absolute pleasure to be in your company.

More love.             

Shrewsbury and Frome

MON, FEB 27, 2023

Albert's Shed - Shrewsbury &

The Vine Tree & The Tree House - Frome, we're pulling up in you this coming weekend...

Bring your hearts to the dance, we can't wait to be there with you all.                   

Wroclaw, Poland

SAT, FEB 18, 2023

Next Friday 24th Feb at Wyspa Tamka, Wrocław Poland

@LASFestival presents Bass Tent launch party with a Perch Solo Live Dubmix set alongside Positive Thursdays                    

Spring Dates 2023

FRI, FEB 03, 2023

2023, we are fast approaching your starting line for what is set to be a glorious sound marathon...

We can share with you, our confirmed venue dates so far and will follow with confirmed festivals as soon as they officially announce!

For now... Here are the places we hope to see your faces...

24/03 at Wyspa Tamka for Positive Thursdays in DUB - POLAND

03/03 at Albert's Shed - SHREWSBURY, UK

04/03 at The Vine Tree & The Tree House - Frome for Cheese and Grain promotions - FROME, UK

17/03 at Fox & Firkin Pub for Convoy Cabaret's St. Patrick's day party - LEWISHAM, LONDON, UK

18/03 at 46zero20 - VALENCIA, SPAIN

31/03 at Norwich Arts Centre for Green Shuck Promotions - NORWICH, UK

01/04 at After Hours SW in Liskeard for Rum N Reggae - CORNWALL, UK

22/04 at SR44 for wee DUB festival, Wee Dub Pres. ZION TRAIN / DJ Ayito / Mandala Sound System - NEWCASTLE, UK

12/05 at muziekclub N9 - EEKLO, BELGIUM

13/05 at dB's - UTRECHT, HOLLAND

18/06 at Sea Sessions - CO. DONEGAL, IRELAND

Sessions are being added regularly, so please do drop in for updates and we hope to be where you are soon.

St Patrick's Day, Convoy Cabaret, London

TUE, JAN 31, 2023

Top of the evening to you...

We are very happy to be apart of Convoy Cabaret 's St. Patrick's day celebrations on March 17th at the wonderful Fox & Firkin in Lewisham.

We'd love for you to be there with us.

All the love, t' be sure!!

New Zion Train Release

FRI, JAN 27, 2023

We are extremely excited to be able to share this news with you...

When the light and life-force of the year returns to us this Spring Equinox, on the 20th of March 2023 ahead of our new Album release, our new single 'Militant Sound' will be dropping digitally through Universal Egg on all music platforms with a limited edition 7" vinyl release only available through our beautiful friends at Woodland Records ...

We are eagerly awaiting it's world radio preview this coming Monday on StrefaDread show,czworka/3960,strefa-dread


we hope you can get your ears and hearts to its very first sound out.

Love & Light

Year's End, Solar Rebirth 

MON, DEC 27, 2021

As we bid farewell,

to our shortest day,

and weave our dreams,

through this longest night,

with incantations of love in hearts,

and the promise of a returning light...

We wish you all

a very happy winter solstice.

Not forgetting a wonderful festive season and an empowered, peaceful 2022!