Coming this April 18 and 19, 2020, Reggae Rise Up returns to Las Vegas, and this time, at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. It’s another weekend of fun and favorite bands, and we’re highlighting one of the popular the festival’s most popular recurring performers, Dirty Heads.
Discover more about this two-event and the April 19 headliner, Dirty Heads.
What to Expect
A festival for reggae lovers and lovers of life, Reggae Rise Up celebrates its music and lifestyle all weekend. On both April 18 and 19, the gates open at 12 p.m. The vibes will last until 11 p.m. The Sunday lineup includes the following artists and bands:
April 19 Lineup
- J Boog
- Collie Buddz
- Fortunate Youth
- Iya Terra
- Nattali Rize
- Pacific Dub
- 4th & Orange
- And More
Reggae Rise Up 2020 Headliner: Dirty Heads
Dirty Heads is no stranger to the Reggae Rise Up lineup. Like Slightly Stoopid, this band comes from the sunny state, California. Hailing from Huntington Beach, the band first began in 2006, heavily influenced by the ska and reggae fever that had already permeated the area.
Jared “Dirty J” Watson and vocalist/guitarist Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell joined talents and passion for the genre while still in high school. Often referred by siblings and family members during the younger years as “dirty heads”, the name stuck and would make the pair famous worldwide.
In 2008, “Any Port in a Storm” was their inaugural album and the appearance of fan-favorite songs like “Lay Me Down,” which achieved #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks. 6 years later “Sound of Change”, their 4th studio album, reached number two on Top Rock Albums and reached number 8 on the Billboard 200.
3 albums later and the band doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Last August, Dirty Heads released “Super Moon,” touring nationally with other Reggae Rise Up performers, 311 and Matisyahu. They’ve even toured with other DLVEC headliners like Sublime with Rome and Gym Class Heroes.
The band has kept all its members since its inception. Other than friends Dirty J and Duddy B, these are the other members, contributing to the signature, alternative sound:
- Jon Olazabal – percussion
- Matt Ochoa – drums
- David Foral – bass
- Shawn Hagood – keyboards, vocals
Dirty Heads will finish out the reggae festival weekend Sunday evening. Don’t forget to get your tickets before they’re gone!
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