DUBHEART have been named the Best Reggae Band in Europe.

The Bournemouth/Bristol seven-piece travelled to Zurich in Switzerland for the finals of the Rototom Reggae Contest last week, where they went head-to-head in a musical battle for the title.

The band, who formed in 1999, have won a number of European festival slots including the Rototom Sunsplash in Benicàssim, United Island Festival in the Czech Republic, Summerjam in Germany, Sardinia Reggae Festival, Reggae SunSka in France and Uprising Reggae Festival in Slovakia.