Following the resounding successes of A Night of Blues and A Night of Funk and Soul, we were delighted to introduce our next phenomenal music night in celebration of reggae.
Hosting reggae royalty
On 12 March 2014, we welcomed more than 450 guests to London's Roundhouse for a night of high-energy music and fundraising.
We were lucky to be joined for the evening by some of reggae's cornerstone artists.
They included Ernest Ranglin, whose guitar playing defined the genre and featured on hits such as Dr No and My Boy Lollipop. Also on stage was Jimmy Cliff, soundtrack artist and star of classic 70s reggae film The Harder They Come, and rhythm section Sly and Robbie, who have played on and produced thousands of tracks featuring artists such as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney and many more.
Guests also enjoyed incredible sets from Suggs of iconic ska band Madness, Ali Campbell from the equally celebrated UB40, the amazing Dawn Penn and Maxi Priest, among others.
An incredible auction
A live auction included some truly spectacular lots, such as a private dinner for 12 guests hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; a ten-day safari with a stay at a luxury tented camp on the Serengeti; and a Haut-Brion Linley red wine console, with examples of some of the finest wines ever produced at Chateau Haut-Brion.
Guests were also able to take part in a fabulous silent auction, for the chance to win some unique lots.
These included a private dinner for 12 with Harry Redknapp in the Krug Room at the Dorchester, six tickets to see Robbie Williams live at the O2 with a personal meet and greet, and a holiday for four people at the Golden Eye Resort in Jamaica.