JULY 2019

We’re well into Summer ‘19. We know you have started making those great summer memories with your family and friends! Because that is what summer is truly about.

One of the best summer pastimes is the music festival. As you can imagine, the list of festivals you should check out this month is extensive. We know it can be tough to decide which music festivals you should check out in your region. That’s why we have created this month’s guide to let you know what is happening in your neck of the woods.

Some of these festivals may require a road trip. You may even need to take a flight! But, we know the experience you have will be well worth the effort.

1. Summerjam
Location: Cologne, Germany
Official Website: https://en.summerjam.de/

Held annually at the Fühlinger See, a lake located in Cologne, Germany. This festival welcomes between 25,000 and 30,000 people to its venue. There are two stages and two tends located on an island with camping area surrounding the lake. The event takes place over 3 days. It takes place during the first weekend in July. This festival is over 20 years old and has seen the likes of Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, and Beenie Man grace their stages.

2. Sunrise Reggae & Ska
Date: July 7 – July 9
Location: Germany
Official Website: http://www.sunrisefestival.de/

This festival showcases the power of unity! Thousands gather in Germany for a “family ting”. With acts such as Toots & The Maytals, Dub Inc, and Skarra Mucci, Summer 2017 at this festival is going to be an experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

3. Öland Roots
Date: July 10 – July 12
Location: Sweden
Official Website: http://www.olandroots.com/en

If you are looking for a festival created to help you escape the from society’s demands. This festival is for you! Visitors create a community of love, solidarity, and awareness. By the end of this 3-day festival, you will want to work towards a common future based on the community! The festival features major Swedish acts, upcoming artists as well as international sensations such as Protoje and the Indignation.

4. Dub Camp
Date: July 11 – July 14
Location: France
Official Website: https://www.dubcampfestival.com/

A festival dedicated to the outdoor sound system movement. This one is for those who enjoy that part of reggae culture! Over 50 crews perform under 4 marquees. These crews hail from France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, and Sweden to name a few.

5. Lake Splash
Date: July 12 – July 13
Location: Switzerland
Official Website: http://lakesplash.ch/

Get ready for 2 days of good vibes ONLY! For 20 years, this festival has welcomed national and international reggae bands to Switzerland. This year’s lineup includes the Virgin Islands Nice Tour with Pressure Busspipe, Niyorah, and Revelation Da Royal.

6. Mighty Sounds
Date: July 12 – July 14
Location: Tábor, Czech Republic
Official Website: https://www.mightysounds.cz/en/

A unique 3-day music event. This festivals happens every year in July. he festival focuses primarily on punk and punk rock, rock’n’roll, hardcore, reggae, ska, rockabilly, indie rock and other styles of music. A large number of foreign bands represent within the lineup each year. This makes it particularly special for the avid festival attendees.

7. Reggae Sumfest
Date: July 14 – July 20
Location: Jamaica
Official Website: http://reggaesumfest.com/

This festival represents the past, present, and future of reggae music. Started over 20 years ago, today this festival has a modernized approach to create a top tier global property. Fans from all over the world touchdown to experience “brand Jamaica”. International fans also have the option to buy an online streaming package.

8. Bababoom Festival
Date: July 13 – July 20
Location: Italy
Official Website: http://www.bababoomfestival.it/en/

Born of the union of various cultures from the region, the Bababoom Festival is a multifaceted festival of artistic expressions. National and International artist perform during the festival. This festival provides a unique opportunity for artists to learn and improve their techniques for success in the industry. There is also recreational space for participants to enjoy high quality events.

9. Seasplash Festival
Date: July 18 – July 21
Location: Croatia
Official Website: https://seasplash-festival.com/en/

The Seasplash Festival is one of the longest-running Croatian festivals. It takes place at a magical location – Fort Punta Christo near Pula and is the ideal place for easy-going people who enjoy excellent but relaxed summer entertainment close to the sea. At the Seasplash Festival we dance till dawn with the best artists from the region and well-known guest artists from all over the world. The artists represent the entire bass scene and culture of reggae, dub, drum & bass, dancehall, ska, electronic and world music. The festival offers four days of music on several stages.

10. The Mayjah Rayjah Music Festival
Date: July 26 – July 27
Location: Hawaii, USA
Official Website: http://www.tmrmusicfestival.com/

Hawaii’s largest reggae music festival returns to Waikiki Shell. Reggae music has such an influence in Hawaii’s culture that visitors and locals alike all come together every summer to celebrate its legacy. Festival producers promise to deliver an unforgettable experience and invite fans from all over the world to come and enjoy the great music here in paradise.

11. Uppsala Reggae Festival
Date: July 26 – July 27
Location: Sweden
Official Website: http://www.uppsalareggaefestival.com/

Uppsala Reggae Festival is one of Sweden’s most popular music festivals. It is a festival with an open and friendly atmosphere with a mix of people even when it comes to age. Over the years, reggae has evolved constantly with new influences and genres. Although the festival has grown with the evolution of reggae, the emphasis consistently focuses on roots reggae.

11. Reggaejam
Date: July 28 – July 30
Location: Germany
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.