The Rum and Reggae Festival will soon be coming to Reading as part of its UK tour.

On July 6, a wide selection of rum and the smoothest selection of reggae music will be hosted at the Town Hall

Guests will be taken on a rum journey around the world, hosted by the Reggae Sound System, as they taste rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, South America, Australia, the Philippines, Mauritius and other surprise locations.

With carnival dancers, cocktail demonstrations and Caribbean food, the festival is set to be a colourful and tantalising affair.

On entry to the festival, guests will be handed a Rum Atlas – a pocket-sized guide detailing the fine selection of hand-picked and exciting rums available.

They include the award-winning La Hechicera that’s aged up to 21 years; the best-selling high proof rum in the world Wray & Nephew (90 per cent of rum sales in Jamaica are of Wray and Nephew); the first release from Scotland’s Dark Matter Distillers, Dark Matter Spiced Rum and Pineapple Rum - never intended for resale and a tribute to the esteemed Reverend Stiggins, whose favourite drink was the “pineapple rum” in the Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens.

The festival also features a rum cocktail bar and there will be cocktail demonstrations as the experts share their secrets.

For those who want to enjoy the reggae without the rum, a new bar offering Jamaica’s very own Red Stripe beer and a range of other spirits has been introduced for the 2019 tour.

Infectious entertainment is the epicentre of every Rum and Reggae Festival and the event has some huge talent lined up, as well as another headliner and tour DJ, to be confirmed shortly.

When it’s time for refuelling, guests can get their jerk chicken, curried goat, and rice and pea fix from the traditional Caribbean food stalls, with tasty treats cooked up by the Pirates From The Caribbean Kitchen chefs.

Tickets are now on sale from £14.50 from

The festival is the ultimate place to sample rums from around the world with a festival party atmosphere guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the feet moving.