Music |
13th December 2013


Dreadzone celebrate 20 years in the music business with the release of their seventh studio album Escapades and a major UK tour!

The Brewery's favourite electro-dub dance pioneers Dreadzone return to the Malt Room following their brilliant concert here last year.

Dreadzone formed in 1993 when ex-Big Audio Dynamite drummer Greg 'Dread' Roberts teamed up with Tim Bran and bassist Leo Williams and keyboardist Dan Donovan, also formerly of Big Audio Dynamite.

The band opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1994 and began to bring their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae to a wider audience, going on to chart seven Top 60 singles (including their Top 20 hit Little Britain) and are still going strong after 17 years.

The core members Greg Dread and original bassmaster Leo Williams plus the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 and Chris Compton on guitar make up the current Dreadzone line up.

Musically, Dreadzone deal in accessible club sounds with pop nous, referencing everyone from Woody Guthrie and Max Romeo to John Holt and classic films.  They also like to wander into uncharted territory, melding Celtic, Jamaican and Asian influences to their riddims and samples, turning out unique, quirky gems like Captain Dread and Little Britain. 

Dreadzone have released six albums including the seminal Second Light (named by John Peel as one of his favourite albums of all time).

“A feast of bass heavy dubwise danceability” Clash

“Britain should pride itself on producing great cross-cultural institutions such as Dreadzone” Daily Mirror

Hit records, critical acclaim and a huge, devoted fan base are theirs, due in part to their utterly storming live shows – we guarantee this night is going to blow you away big time so get tickets while you still can.


One of the Brewery's favourite DJs Rob Walker of Fallback Productions will be keeping the night going until wee small hours of the morning with his eclectic and electrifying mix of tunes that has seen him establish himself as one of the most popular on the Northern circuit and a mainstay at festivals such as Kendal Calling and a regular collaborator with Craig Charles.

Malt Room Standing & Dancing

Early Bird Ticket Discounts – buy your ticket in advance and save £2 on the door price. 


13th December 2013

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