11 April 2022
.After two years of the unavoidable break caused by the pandemic, the International Dub Gathering (IDG) has presented the artists that are part of the fifth edition of the festival, which will be held May 12, 13 and 14. As a novelty, it moves to the Ebro River Delta region, more specifically to the town of L’Aldea in Tarragona.
Masia Pla dels Catalans, which has indoor and outdoor spaces, will host more than 50 artists spread throughout the day and night. For this edition, in addition to offering a glamping area, a campsite and a campervan area has also been conditioned and equipped with services so that you can go with your own tent or motorhome. As always, there will be restaurants and markets for all festival goers to enjoy.
As for the artistic proposal, you can enjoy everything from the most internationally recognized, to the new proposals emerging in Spain, and of course the great names of the UK underground with more dubstep sounds such as Kahn & Neek vs Gorgon Sound an Sicaria Sound, and ones that are closer to drum and bass like the Benny Page show.
In addition, those who attended the 2019 edition will surely remember the Game of Dubs, an exclusive IDG show for lovers of music production and dub versions mixed live, which this year features producers Peter Chaves, Chalart58, Dennis Capra and Variedub, , in addition to having Tenor Mario at the microphone as master of ceremonies.
The definitive line-up goes once again with the great consecrated names. One of them is undoubtedly Aba Shanti-I, active on the UK scene since the 1980s, who will do a special five-hour show. Also present will be biggies over the decades from the sound system and the roots culture, such as Channel One, Mafia & Fluxy and Keety Roots. The IDG also proposes Jamaican representatives of reggae-dub such as Omar Perry, in a show with Reggaebus.
As has become the norm for the most important dub festival in southern Europe, the most recognizable names on both the national and international scene are always present. Representing on this occasion, are the irreplaceable Iration Steppas, O.B.F ft. Charlie P, Sr. Wilson & Belén Natalí and the Scots Mungo’s HiFi, who will offer a show with Marina P at the microphone. Continuing with the international proposals, from Italy comes the dubmaster Paolo Baldini and the powerful voice of Awa Fall as well as the productions of Sista Habesha.
From the peninsula, in addition to the producers representing at the Game of Dubs, over the three days you will be able to see performances such as Matah Live Mix, a Catalan singer who has been active in numerous projects from the reggae and underground scene since the early 2000s, or new proposals such as that of the Navarra collective Chill Mafia among many others.
And of course, the spectacular sound systems that will pump the shows cannot be forgotten. For lovers of low frequencies, it will be wonderful to be able to listen once again to , among others, Wandem Sound System together with the horn section coming from France.
Camping and Glamping available in the festival venue
One of the novelties for festival goers who want to enjoy the three days of the festival, is without a doubt the possibility of sleeping right next to the venue, both in the campsite and the glamping offered by the IDG. The camping area will be equipped with a bathroom and showers with hot water, a picnic area, garbage separation at source and other amenities.
Festival tickets can be purchased on the event website itself, where you can also consult all the detailed information on how to get to the venue or the different accommodation options. The closest airports are Barcelona, Reus and Valencia.
To make the wait until May a little shorter, the festival is proposing a Launch Party April 14 to 16, also at the Masia Pla dels Catalans, offering the perfect chance to get acquainted with the new venue.
Thousands of people enjoyed the last edition of the most outstanding dub and reggae artists on the international scene and the best atmosphere, something that is soon to be repeated this year in its fifth edition.