The NO LOGO Festival is the number 1 reggae festival in France! It took only 10 editions for this festival to establish itself as the event of the summer for any reggae fan. Thus the small town of Fraisans, in the Jura, sees its population multiply by 10 during the weekend by welcoming more than 15,000 festival-goers.
While most festival-goers have not yet arrived, Lila Ike has the honor of starting the festival on the big stage! Next, it will be Horace Andy‘s turn, then Tiken Jah Fakoly, Protoje, Patrice, and finally Zentone (Zenzile and High Tone) to delight the public!
On the sound system scene, fans of big bass were able to have fun with Iration Steppas, Dub Shepherds, or Art-X. The festival site closes around 3 a.m., but the No Logo does not fall asleep as early and campers can make the night last under the tent with Manudigital, accompanied by Corporal Neggus!
5:00 am, the day rises but No Logo Goes to Bed!
Saturday started smoothly with Mike Love’s ballads. Then it is Chezidek, led by the Ligerians who will wake up and attract the public before giving way to the collective Inna De Yard, which France particularly appreciates.
Cedric Myton, Kiddus I, Keith & Tex, Winston McAnuff and his son Kush McAnuff, and Stephen Newland (leader of the Rootz Underground) transport festival-goers to the Blue Mountains! While the Nyabinghi percussion of the Jamaican collective still resonates on the site, and without any transition, the audience finds itself in front of Blaiz Fayah.
It is Naâman, with an energetic and wicked show, who made the 15,000 festival-goers jump for joy!
Danakil, the flagship band on the French reggae scene, will then offer a unique show. Indeed the flagship titles of the group are remixed with a Dub sauce by ODG.
Balik and Natty Jean, the singers of Danakil, will be joined by Twan Tee, and Omar Perry which is well received by the crowd! It is on the tribal trance of the Hilight Tribe that will end this second day on the big stage.
The last day starts at the campsite under the tent where Tomawok will follow one another, then Mystical Faya. The public is numerous despite the heat!!
After these two concerts, head to the big stage where Ryon attracts the audience which begins to arrive. Johnny Osbourne follows and resumes his classics to the delight of fans. Then, it was the turn of Massilia Sound System, the pioneers of Marseille reggae, to delight the public more and more numerous.
The legends of Steel Pulse are next and they gave one of the best shows of the weekend!
It was perfect to warm up to welcome and appreciate Cypress Hill (Yes, we go beyond reggae, but we can find common points between the rappers from Los Angeles and our Rasta friends from Jamaica!).
Biga*Ranx will have carte blanche to close this tenth edition of No Logo. Once again, the No Logo has proven by its flawless organization, that quality and quantity are compatible.
A big thank you to the whole team for its welcome, to all the artists for their generosity, and of course to all the festival-goers present who set fire, once again, on the site of the forges of Fraisans!!
Text and pictures by Frédo Mat