ROOTS STAGE / SUN: 18.55-19.50
Tippa Irie started his musical career in South London on his father’s Sound System called Musical Messiah. Family members soon realized that young Tippa had talent and encouraged him to enter local talent competitions. Most of the local Sound Systems in the area also recognized his talent and invited him to perform on their Sound Systems.
The first Sound System to actually record Tippa on record was Sir Lloyd on the LGR record label where he made his first record at age 17 and since then, he has produced many albums and collaborated with many artists from all over the world including The Black Eyed Peas, Maxi Priest, Peter Spence, Pata Banton, Long Beach Dub All-stars, Jurassic 5, Friendly Fire Crew, Detour Posse, Chainska, The Uppercut Band, UB40, Aswad, The Far East Band, General Levy and Congo Natty just to mention a few.
During the years, Tippa has graced all continents with his music and performances and to date, he continues to be one of the most consistent artists around and is not afraid to continually reinvent himself and venture into different genres to keep his music fresh and current which attracts people of all ages.
Tippa Irie is not just a successful performer, he’s also a top radio DJ, record producer, and owner of his own Studio and remains one of the most successful entertainers to come out of the UK and continues to fly the flag for the UK scene wherever he goes.