Rum fest


Wray & Nephew is taking over The Roof Terrace @ The Rainbow Venues for a huge celebration of Jamaican music, featuring Goldie, Iration Steppas and many more

WHAT: Wray’s Rum Tings makes its debut appearance in Birmingham, taking up residence at the legendary Rainbow Venues for a unique day party from midday. A true celebration of Jamaican culture in the UK across music, food, graffiti and games hosted by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum.
This 10-hour celebration of Jamaican culture in the UK will include amazing live DJ sets from some of the UK’s biggest names in Jamaican music, Wray’s Jerk BBQ by jerk masters Roots Yard, a live graffiti mural and the all-important Wray & Nephew bar serving up tots of rum and pitchers of Reggae Rum Punch. Guests can also test their drink-making skills in the Free Pour challenge and Reggae Rum Punch Relay.

WHY: Wray & Nephew is Jamaica’s number-one rum and an iconic part of the fabric of Jamaican culture.

Wray’s Rum Tings will bring Birmingham an authentic Jamaican experience and show why the full-bodied white rum is so ingrained in everyday life on the island particularly when it comes to music and jerk BBQs.

WHO: A huge line-up featuring the legendary Goldie playing an exclusive reggae set with MC LowQui, Iration Steppas, and a mammoth back-to-back session with legendary selectors Earl Gateshead (Trojan Sound System) and Don Letts. Other guests include Birmingham mainstays Aries and Cheshire Cat, long-time Wray favourites Skitz & Rodney P, Daddy Nature (Rompa’s Reggae Shack), Liam Monaghan (Reggae Roots & Bass) and Jam Jah Sound feat. Lion Art and Myki Tuff.A live graffiti wall will be curated by Birmingham’s own City of Colours Festival.

WHERE: The epic setting of the The Roof Terrance @ The Rainbow Venues in Digbeth will be transformed into a lively dance floor sampling the very best of dancehall, Drum n Bass, Old Skool, Reggae and Ska. The rooftop will host live DJs, Wray’s Jerk BBQ, a live graffiti mural and drinks, including the Free Pour challenge and Rum Punch Relay to test your drink-making skills.

WHEN: 12pm-10pm, Saturday 20th August.

HOW: Entry to the event is free. Minimum age 21.

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