Linton Kwesi Johnson

Festival Marquee

Monday 1 May, 7.00pm

Tickets £6

Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
8 – 10 Donegal Square North (Opposite front of City Hall)

Linton Kwesi Johnson exploded onto the scene with the powerful, angry Dread Beat and Blood, heavily influencing the punk and reggae movements of that era and political thinking in the decades to follow.

Born in Chapelton, Jamaica, Linton moved to London in 1963 and joined civil rights movement the Black Panthers while still at school. His first poems were published in 1974, followed by his first LP in 1978. In 2002 he became the first black poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series.

Linton continues to tour the world, with his recordings among the top-selling reggae albums worldwide.

Doors: 6.45pm | Unreserved Seating