Camper Calling

25 - 27 August 2017

Backbeat Soundsystem

Music Act, Saturday, Lakeside StageJazz Events
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A rather Natty mix of Steel Pulse, Third World, UB40 (when they were still good) and early Deadzone.
— Total Music Magazine

Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast. In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favour of sound systems, Backbeat brings 8 musicians to the stage and hail from far west Cornwall. And, while many of their peers are slavish in their attempt to recreate an authentic Jamaican-leaning sound, Backbeat Soundsystem are not afraid to go in totally different directions, pulling in influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae.