Reggae legends set for Hatfield concert

PUBLISHED: 22:00 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:05 29 May 2013

Toots and the Maytals will be appearing at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Toots and the Maytals will be appearing at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

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REGGAE legends Toots and The Maytals are coming to Hatfield in August for a live show.

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Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert will be stopping off at the Forum Hertfordshire on Tuesday, August 13.

Bringing a fusion of ska, gospel, soul, rock and reggae, The Maytals are undoubtedly still one of the world’s best loved ska and reggae groups.

Led by the charismatic ‘Toots’ Hibbert, they formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1961.

Toots popularised the reggae sound with tracks such as Do The Reggay, which is widely acknowledged as the first song ever to feature the word reggae, Pressure Drop, 54-46 (That’s My Number), Sweet and Dandy, Monkey Man, Funky Kingston and Reggae Got Soul.

Influencing countless artists, including The Specials and The Clash to Amy Winehouse over the last five decades, Toots has toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Sheryl Crow.

So don’t miss the irie vibes of Toots and The Maytals at the Forum this summer.

Tickets cost £25. Visit www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk for more details.


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