trojan sound system 27. MayMay. 2023 07:00pm


The legendary Trojan Sound System takes over Docks Academy for a special night of reggae and ska.

Saturday 27th May 2023
Doors 7pm | Starts 8pm
Tickets | £16.00 (+ booking fee)
This event is for 14+

The audience for this show will be standing

All ticket sales handled by See Tickets.

London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in Sound System culture, a legendary team made up of selecta Daddy Ad and vocalists; Supa4 Creation, Chucky Bantan and Jah Buck. They relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history - Trojan Records.

For the past decade, Trojan Sound System have spread their message of love and unity through the power of ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, dub, dancehall and UK bass music, headlining club shows, captivating festival crowds and supporting legendary Jamaican acts such as; The Wailers, Luciano, Sly and Robbie and the late great, Gregory Isaacs to name but a few.

Trojan Sound System are the original crew that broke reggae music and culture back into contemporary clubs and festivals. Transcending age, race and political barriers, they play music that satisfies the purest of vinyl collectors, while at the same time, introducing a new generation to the roots of Jamaican music and Bass Culture. Mixing styles and flavours from the past 50 years, the Trojan crew are legendary party starters, ignited by uplifting vocals from Trojan vocalist trio. The Sound System’s vocalists have twenty years experience as members of the foundation South London sound systems; Taurus, Sir Coxsone and Saxon. They have been chosen as the absolute cream of London’s reggae entertainers.

Daddy Ad hails from the Roots and Reality Sound System, which he originally founded with Earl Gateshead before refounding Trojan Sound System together with Trojan Records. He has worked with legends including; Eek-A-Mouse, Tappa Zukie, Dennis Alcapone and Horace Andy amongst many others and has always pushed for new sounds and acts to break through. Ad believes many contemporary forms of music are direct descendants of reggae and its varied sub-genres and his mission has been to cross reggae music and culture back into contemporary clubs and festivals. which they successfully achieved. His experience as a drummer and audiophile has led Ad in a direction to be responsible for the crew’s FXs, mixing and trademark Hi-fi sound. Legendary recording artists including; Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dr Alimantado, Tippa Irie, Big Youth, Ranking Joe, Dawn Penn, Dillinger & Dennis Alcapone have all worked with the Trojan Sound team.

Don't miss this exclusive one-off show.

Tickets are now on sale priced at £16.00, plus SeeTickets’ booking fee. The age requirement for this event is 14 plus. Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult.

Our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non-refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event, you may be able to claim a refund from Seetickets, if your reason for cancellation is covered by their terms and conditions. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note this event is for people aged 14 and over. Anyone aged under 14 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 14s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for.


Docks Academy has a wheelchair-accessible lift which provides access to the first floor. We are committed to making the venue accessible to everyone and we endeavour to accommodate all access requirements within the constraints of our historic building, and health and safety regulations. Please do contact us prior to your visit so we are aware of your access needs. Email or phone 07733 244110

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