Paradise Lost: Celebrating 50 Years of Dub Music

Ask an average EDM festival attendee when electronic music was created and many of them would probably suggest that it’s only been around for a very short period of time. Artists like David Guetta, Skrillex, deadmau5, and Avicii undoubtedly helped bring EDM to the masses within the last 5-10 years, but in reality, dance music has been around for much longer than that. One genre in particular can’t be ignored when looking at the origins of electronic music: Dub music. Dub music grew out of Reggae in the 1960s and has since had an massive influence on all genres of music, particularly EDM, and it has become the basis for drum and bass and dubstep.

For this reason, festival curators have decided to celebrate the roots of EDM by throwing a three day music festival at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St. Ann, Jamaica, called Paradise Lost. The festival will see some big names performing, like Tiesto, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Zion I, AlunaGeorge, King Jammy, and more. The festival aims to bring about 75,000 people to St. Ann, Jamaica for three days from March 10-12. If you submit your information at the website, you will be notified of pre-sale tickets, which begin Nov. 17.  General tickets go on sale Nov. 23. The festival has a variety of ticket options, from single day, two day, VIP, or general admission. 3-day general admission tickets are start at $299.


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