The 39th edition of Reggae Geel will be taking place on August 4th and 5th this year.
Reggae Geel is one of the oldest festivals in Europe. This year’s edition will be the 39th. With no fewer than seventy acts on five separate stages, Geel will be dominated by a tropical Jamaican atmosphere for two whole days.
The first names will make many a reggae heart skip a beat. On the Main Stage iconic names such as Jah Cure, Steel Pulse , Duane Stephenson, Chevaughn, Bay-C and Christopher Martin will alternate with next generation reggae talents from Jamaica like rising star Chronixx and young acts such as EarthKry, Notes, Raging Fyah, Jesse Royal & Runkus, Royal Blu andBlvk H3ro,
In The Yard many names including cool rasta singer Hempress Sativa; sound system Soul Supreme will be playing in the Bounce Dancehall, and dub singer – drummer Blood Shanti can be found in the 18 Inch Corner alongside many other household names. Unique this year: The Heptones‘veteransin The Skaville who have been going since the sixties will be travelling down to Geel all the way from Kingston.
Reggae Geel is for music lovers of all ages. The festival that once started small now has five stages with something for everyone. The shaded ’18 Inch Corner’ with its romantically lit trees is especially popular with the younger crowd. There will also be entertainment for children. And at the Reggae Market you can find clothing, unique jewellery, records, musical instruments and exceptional international art. All in all Reggae Geel appeals to all senses.
Commitment to sustainability
Reggae Geel is proud to be an official Fair Trade festival. Additionally the festival has introduced a successful waste policy in recent years. Waste is collected and sorted for recycling everywhere and festival visitors are given Reggae Geel gadgets in exchange for empty plastic cups. Thriftstore Zuiderkempen collects plastic bottles on the festival grounds.
The use of public transport is encouraged; Reggae Geel organises a free shuttle service with buses from Geel train station to the festival grounds and back.
The festival’s presale starts on April 4th. Tickets are for sale at www.reggaegeel.com.
Reggae Geel takes place on Friday August 4th and Saturday August 5th, 2017.
Location: Malosewaver, Geel.