July is over so let’s take the time to switch gears and check out some of the best reggae festivals globally to attend in the month of August.
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Date: August 2 – August 3
Official Website: https://reggaegeel.com/en
Over the years, Reggae Geel has evolved from the open-air party of the late 1970s to a full production event with live band performers from around the world. Originally the event welcome Dutch and Belgian artists and ultimately included many other artists such as Jamaican reggae bands. With a ‘Dancehall Night’ on the Friday evening, the ‘Catch a Mic’ content, as well as the ‘Skaville Circus’, there is plenty to do on the grounds of the Reggae Geel festival for newcomers and veteran attendees alike.
Date: August 2 – August 4
Official Website: https://www.reggaejam.de/
What started as a party over 20 years ago has turned into one of Germany’s top music festivals. Throughout the growth of this festival international artists have been added alongside local DJs and artists. Fans from all over the world travel to the German destination to experience reggae music.
3. Reggae Sun Ska
Date: August 2 – August 4
Location: Domaine De Nodris, Vertheuil, France
Official Website: http://www.reggaesunska.com/en
Reggae Sun Ska is known as one of the biggest festival in the Aquitaine region and is positioned in the 10 biggest music festivals in France. Each year the event gathers a large number of music lovers to their sportive and cultural activities, the reception areas as well as the musical line up. This event is perfect for sharing music and discovering new sounds.
Date: August 7 – August 11
Location: Matterley Estate, Winchester, United Kingdom
Official Website: https://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
BoomTown Fair is an eclectic, multi-genre music festival in the United Kingdom. Unrivaled in its originality and diversity, the festival brings together reggae, ska, house, electro-swing and more for four days of partying. If you are looking for a creatively transformative experience, the musical environment districts of this festival are sure to delight.
5. Ostróda Reggae Festival
Date: August 11 – August 14
Official Website: https://www.ostrodareggae.com/en/
This is the largest festival in Poland. Beginning in 1983, this festival overcame various setbacks in the late 1980s as well as in the 1990s. In 2001, the event has seen successful annual stagings. The festival includes a competition of young bands as well as three stages: Stage Red, Green and Yellow SoundSystem Stage Stage.
6.Sardinia Reggae Festival
Date: August 15 – August 17
Location: Berchidda, Italy
Official Website: http://www.sardiniareggae.com/
The Sardinia Reggae Festival is an international music festival designed for all fans of Reggae music who are looking for peace, unity, and respect. For those that have great passion for reggae music. For those that have a desire to create new and interesting social activities. The Sardinia Reggae Festival is the one for you. With 3 days on the festival grounds, there is sure to be a reggae experience you will enjoy.
Date: August 15 – August 18
Official Website: http://www.overjamfestival.com/
Since 2012 this summer music festival has been delivering reggae, dub, and dancehall music to a varied mix fans at Sotočje. This 4-day event happens annually at a peninsula between two mountain rivers in Tolmin. Prior to 2012, the predecessor event, Soča Reggae Riversplash was held annually since 2000. You can experience regional and international music artists at this festival!
8. Rototom Sunsplash
Date: August 16 – August 20
Location: Benicassim, Spain
Official Website: https://rototomsunsplash.com/en/
This is a music festival with a story of struggle. Overcoming financial troubles in the Italian region the event emigrated to Spain and has been known as one of Europe’s top music festivals. Started by a small group who have a deep passion for peace and cultural unity, the 20+ years the festival has been going on is a testament to the tenacity of the event organizers.
9. Uprising Reggae Festival
Date: August 23 – August 24
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Official Website: http://www.uprising.sk/en
Ranked one of the Top 40 European Festival to Attend, the Uprising Reggae Festival attracts more and more fans each year since its inception in 2008. Over the course of 2 days on 4 stages, regional and internationally recognized artist will perform various music genres. This year’s lineup includes Sean Paul, Nattali Rize, performing alongside much more! If you are looking for a festival that brings together people from different countries, cultures and races – Uprising Reggae Festival is for you!
10. Reggae on the Rocks
Date: August 24
Location: Morrison, Colorado
Official Website: https://www.redrocksonline.com/events/detail/reggae-on-the-rocks-2020
Considered one of the premiere reggae festivals in the world, Reggae on the Rocks has featured some of reggae music’s most legendary artists such as Jimmy Cliff. With stagings dating back to 1988, Reggae on the Rocks festival has annually showcase reggae artistry on the rocks in Colorado. This year’s lineup features Sublime With Rome, Inner Circle and more!
11. Notting Hill Carnival
Date: August 25 – August 26
Location: Notting Hill , United Kingdom
Official Website: https://nhcarnival.org/
From its humble beginning as a BBC broadcasted indoor ‘Caribbean Carnival’ at St Pancras Town Hall back in 1959 this event has grown into
Notting Hill Carnival makes this list because of its inclusive nature of all Caribbean music not just Soca the main musical genre in many carnivals through the Caribbean but also its very strong influence of the Jamaican dancehall sessions and heavy usage of the sound system culture throughout the event.
Notting Hill Carnival is now considered to be one of the largest attended festivals in the world.
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