The Wee Dub Festival launched in 2011 as a one night one venue event at Studio 24 in Edinburgh, with Vibronics headlining. In 2012 the event took a giant leap forward, expanding to a whole weekend and featuring 5 sessions, with a programme that included Zion Train, Mad Professor, Dub Mafia, Radikal Guru and many more. Since then Wee Dub has seen performances from a huge range of acts representing all styles – Iration Steppas, Dubkasm, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Chopstick Dubplate, Dreadsquad, Aba Shanti-I, Brother Culture, Soom T, Chainska Brassika to name a few. View our previous edition posters here.
In 2017 the festival will once again host a series of sessions across various underground venues in Edinburgh’s Old Town, covering a significant amount of the dub-reggae musical spectrum.
Aside from the main gig sessions, there will also be a Sunday Social, featuring kids activities (the kids “Dub Station” is always a hit), and speciality Jamaican food. There will also be a dub clinic, and a film screening.
All of the venues at which Wee Dub Festival takes place are within walking distance from eachother, situated in the centre of Edinburgh. With a wealth of hostels and hotels in the area, it is an easy event to travel to from afar – previous editions have attracted punters from across the UK and Europe.
Ticketing is flexible – you can buy a ticket for the entire weekend, which will get you access to the full programme of gigs, club and events – but we also sell individual tickets for each “session” in case you just want to come check one or two of them. Full ticketing options can be found here.
We Dub Festival is still a new project, and we welcome any kind of feedback or ideas from the masses – if you want to volunteer, perform or get involved in some way, please get in touch here.