Festival season is in full swing in Europe and next weekend Glaswegian band Mungo’s Hi Fi will join reggae legends like Toots & the Maytals at the Real Beat Reggae Festival in Česká Lípa. Vic has more on Mungo’s Hi Fi along with information on all the Scottish bands on tour this week.

Mungo’s Hi Fi at the Real Beat Reggae Festival in Czech Republic

by Vic Galloway

Reggae and Scotland… hmmm, don’t really go together, do they? Until now that is. Alongside Edinburgh’s own ‘Big Toe’s Hi-Fi’, Glasgow has started a truly international sound-system with nods to Ska, Roots, Dub and electronic Reggae and an eye on the future with their interest in all things dubstep.

Mungo’s Hi-Fi put out records on vinyl, CD’s and downloads and gig like crazy. They’re hugely respected within Scotland, and now across the globe in the reggae scene attracting old and new audiences to their skanking sounds.

If you’re ever in the vicinity of a show, get down to see them for a guaranteed good time. Chant down babylon!

Also on tour this week: Average White Band, Hudson Mohawke, Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Errors and Calvin Harris.


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Mungo’s Hi-Fi Feat. Brother Culture – The Truth Dub


Scotland on Tour this week

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