List Of Reggae Festivals
List of reggae festivals
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General Information
Related genres Reggae, jazz, ska, dancehall, dub, hip hop, ragga, reggae fusion
Location Jamaica (origin), worldwide
Related events Category:Reggae festivals, list of music festivals, free festival, rock festival, electronic music festival, jam band music festival

This is a list of notable reggae festivals by country. This list may have some overlap with list of jam band music festivals. Reggae festivals may include classic reggae and related or derivative genres such as ska, dancehall, dub, hip hop, ragga, reggae fusion, and drum and bass. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s, influenced by Rastafarian culture, Jamaican dance music, traditional mento and calypso music, as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. By the 1970s, large festivals in Jamaica were being held featuring notable reggae bands, and the Wonder Dream Concert in 1975 in Jamaica was one of the first internationally noted festivals to focus on reggae. In 1979 Reggae Geel became the first reggae festival in Europe, and these concerts soon spread to other locales, becoming popular in regions such as Northern California. With the introduction of the electronic reggae genre ragga in the 1980s, reggae began to be featured at electronic music festivals as well.

Festivals by region

Africa

South Africa

Reggae Ark Festival, Mamelodi, Pretoria

Mauritius

  • Festival Reggae Donn Sa


Kenya

Shashamane International Sepetuka

North America

Canada

Jamaica

United States

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand

South America

Paraguay

Colombia

Brazil

Asia

Korea

Indonesia

Philippines

Sri Lanka

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

  • Big Big Summer Reggae Party

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Germany

Israel

Italy

Lebanon

Montenegro

The Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

  • Rototom Sunsplash, Bénicassim
  • Reggaeboa Festival, Balboa
  • Lagata Regge Festival, Zaragoza
  • La Concha Reggae Festival, Cantabria
  • Nowa Reggae, Barcelona
  • IDG, Barcelona
  • Minho Reggae, Galicia

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

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See also

Related lists

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