DJ Don Letts set for second sell out Stroud gig

Don Letts is returning to Stroud next week for a second visit, and his second visit to the town in two years is set to be another sell-out.

The Grammy Award-winning filmmaker, reggae and punk legend, BBC 6Music broadcaster, musician and club DJ will be playing carnival classics, reggae, funk, disco, hip hop and more at the The Sub Rooms next Saturday night.

He returns to Stroud after selling out his previous gig at the Lansdown Hall in 2018, Simon Vincent of Trading Post, who is organising the performance, said that Don Letts asked if he could come back to Stroud after he enjoyed his last visit so much.

"I was blown away when Don's agent contacted me to say that he had enjoyed himself so much when he came to Stroud in 2018 that when some dates became available he asked if we could make something happen,” Simon explained.

“I instantly thought of the Sub Rooms as it's such an important part of Stroud life and needs all of us to support it. Luckily the dates were good for all and now we have another opportunity to see and hear a true music legend on our doorstep. This will not be a night anyone should miss".

Veteran selector Don Letts showed Bob Marley round London, inspired The Clash and was mentored by Malcolm McClaren, the manager of The Sex Pistols.

Letts first came to notoriety in the late 70’s as DJ at the legendary punk club, the Roxy. He went on to manage the Slits, play music with former Clash member Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite and has directed videos for everyone from Jimmy Cliff to S’Express.

Supporting the legendary DJ will be Overproof DJs Dubbu and Mendoza, the Stroud promoters, DJs and vinyl enthusiasts who helped mastermind Stroud Block Party.

The pair said that they were honoured to be invited to play on the evening.

“We’re honoured to be warming up for the legendary Don Letts who has done so much for UK culture, we’ll be bringing a heavyweight selection as a way of a tribute to the ‘Don’,” they said.

Don Letts + Overproof DJs, Stroud Subscription Rooms, Saturday, March 14. Doors 8pm, tickets from £12.50.