Uppsala Reggae Festival

Uppsala Reggae Festival
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Genre Reggae
Dates August 12, 2017
Location(s) Uppsala, Sweden
Years active 2001-present
Founded by Yared Tekeste & Adiam Kubrom
Attendance 10,000 attendees+
Website Uppsala Reggae Festival Official Website

Uppsala Reggae Festival is the largest reggae festival in Scandinavia. It has been active since 2001, with a number of notable artists performing. It was first held in 2001, but the name was used as early as 1995. Uppsala Reggae Festival attracts attendees of all ages from all over the world. In connection with the 2001 festival, Uppsala was given the epithet "The Reggae Mecca of Scandinavia" by the Swedish National TV4, on the grounds that the festival then was the only festival in Scandinavia specifically dedicated to reggae. The third Uppsala Reggae Festival was awarded that year's cultural award by Swedish National Radio Broadcasting, and the fourth festival featured the largest reggae lineup ever to play in Scandinavia. Starting in 2002, the festival was held in August each year in Uppsala, 70 km north of Stockholm until it relocated in 2012. In 2004, the festival settled down at its current venue, KAP, which is central and in the heart of the city. Both in 2004 and 2005, the festival had about 10,000 attendees. Moreover, in 2007, the festival had the most visitors recorded to date with approximately 24,000 patrons attending the festival.

In 2012, the festival moved to Gävle where it was held in 2012 and 2013. However, after a couple of years, the promoters decided to cancel the festival. After a six year long hiatus, where the festival had left a big void in the city of Uppsala, it was announced in December 2016 that the festival would be making a long-awaited comeback in 2017. It has been confirmed that the festival will be held at the same venue as prior years, with the biggest change being that it will only be one day, as opposed to the two or three days that had become the custom in the past.

Notable artists [ edit ]

1995 [ edit ]

Culture, Beres Bassa, Baby Ninja, Dub Mystic Band, Rydim Killers

2001 [ edit ]

Culture, Black Uhuru, Sly and Robbie, Kalle Baah, Natural Way, Meditative Sounds

2002 [ edit ]

Luciano, Junior Kelly, Red Rat, Chilly & Leafy, Natural Way, Meditative Sounds, First Class Crew ....

2003 [ edit ]

Misty in Roots, Max Romeo, Gentleman, Barrington Levy, David Rodigan, Peps Persson, Trinity Sound, Desmond Foster, Gusto, Ital Skurk, Kingsfarm Guerilla, Svenska Akademien, Sky Juice Sound, Internal Dread & Reggaeterians, Natural Way, Crossfire + Tribulation Sounds, Exodus Sound feat Shagga & Junior dan, Meditative Sounds, King Solomon Sound, Tristes Tigres, Ranto Boko, MJM Propaganda, Rootvälta, LionDub, Posse 59 + Ayshe + Mellofant & G Ruff, Roots Circus, Ambassador feat Corcodile Crew, Topaz Sound

2004 [ edit ]

Alpha Blondy, Mighty Diamonds, Bushman, Richie Spice, Chuck Fenda, Daweh Congo, Natural Black, Anthony Cruz, Lady G, Chukki Starr, Stone Love, King Shiloh, King Tubbys, Grass Roots Band, Promeo, Svenska Akademien, Papa Dee, Blood & Fire Sound, U Brown, Moder Jords Massiva, Jaqee, Dubwise, Sheya Mission, Josehp Beckford, Scientific Feet, Kingston Airforce, Livelihood, Meditative Sounds, Alerta, Kenny Knots, Topaz SPund, Bumbastik, Soul Captain Band, Komposti Crew, Simba Ngoma, KBC feat Michael Night, Million Vibes & Famous, Laleh, Kung Henry & DJ Lo Kut, Kung Kodum, King Fari Band, P Danielsa & Makreka, Iskariots, Format & Storsien

2005 [ edit ]

Capleton, Prophecy Band, Anthony B, The Gladiators, Steel Pulse, Cocoa Tea, Gentleman & Far East Band, Tanya Stephens, Julian Marley & Uprising Band, Turbulence, Lutan Fyah, Jah Mason, Chezidek, Jah THunda, Uppsala Allstars, Ingel Chanta, Kultiration, Roots Circus, Dag Vag, Nazarenes, Kung Kodum, Bröder Glöder, Jah Youth Sounds, Dubadown, Gumption Band, Silly Walks Movement, Roots Disciples, Alladin & Donny Dread, K-oss, African Child, Fi Rela Reggae Allstars, Soundclash SM, Meditative Sounds, Labyrint Collective, Fusion SOund System, Dj Large, Dj Will Rock, Organism 12, Afasi, Filthy ...

2006 [ edit ]

Sizzla, The Congos, Israel Vibration, Morgan Heritage,Fantan Mojah, Culture, Don Carlos, Groundation, Desmond Dekker tribute featuring The Aces & Ambelique & Delroy Williams & more, Seeed, Burro Banton, Sister Carol, Jah Mali, Mr Perfect, Lukie D, Tasja & Chin, Internal Dread & The Reggaeterians, Kalle Baah, Governor Andy, Svenska Akademien, Trojan Sound System featuring Top Cat, Super Four & Chuckie Banton, Germaican Roadshow featuring Pionear & Ill Inspecta, Iration Steppas, One Love Hi Pawa, Meditative Sounds featuring Ras Peter, Bredda Daniel & ECU, Sound Killa, Urban Tribe, Junior Erik, Livelihood, Kapten Röd, Roots Disciples, Mekka, Classique Sound, Ital Skurk, Roots Alliance, Afro Kören, Äkta Bra Sound featuring Format (Reggae), DJ Mat, Storsien & Abdi Shakur, AQueen Showcase featuring Ayesha, Sona, Lady V & LindaP, Äkta Kärlek, Topaz Sound, Dawn Penn, The Return Of Radio Västindien featuring Thomas Gylling, Kashu Man, Sound Killa Crew, RubADub Sunday Crew - Copenhagen

2007 [ edit ]

Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Reggaestra, Buju Banton, Anthony B, Capleton & The Prophecy Band, Gentleman & The Far East Band, Richie Spice, Natural Black, Lutan Fyah, Gyptian, Yellowman & The Saggitarius Band, Prestige, Earl Sixteen, Admiral Bailey & Bush Fire Sound, Iqulah & The Gideon Nyahbinghi Force, LUST (Lukie D, Thrilla U, Singing Melody & Tony Curtis), Midnite, Soldiers of Jah Army, King Shiloh, Iration Steppas, Nazarenes, Million Stylez, Kultiration, Kapten Röd & Majorerna, Junior Natural Little Bim & Lieutenant Bam, USCB Allstars, Roots Harmonics, Natasja & Chin, P-Danjelsa, Lancy Rankin, Bamma B, Daniel Asher & Jah Covenant Band, Meditative Sounds feat. Ras Peter, Sud Sound System, Gumption Band, Oskar Franzén, Slag Från Hjärtat, Kollektiv Kanalisering (Feat. Abdishakur, Dele, DJ Mat, ECU, Format (Reggae), Gibril Jobe, Kung Henry, Rami, Slummer & Storsien), Soundkilla Family, Roots Circus, Soundclash SM.

2008 [ edit ]

Burning Spear, Lee Perry, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Morgan Heritage, Richie Spice, Twinkle Brothers feat. Della Grant, Junior Reid + Andrew & Wada Blood plus Reggae Angels Band, Groundation, Alborosie, Chezidek, Queen Ifrica, Tarrus Riley, Jimmy Riley, Dean Fraser, Derrick Morgan, Natty King, Jah Shaka, Irie Love, Duane Stephenson, Adrian Sherwood, Ranking Joe, Junior Natural, Papa Dee, Lymie Murray, One Love Hi Pawa ft Burro Banton, Chords, Massive B, Cali P, Zoro & The Liberation Band, King Fari Band, Roots Harmonics, Daddy Rings, Dubtonics feat. Kamau, Driz & The Alarms, Glesbygd´n, STGK feat. Dani M, URBAN PLAYGROUND

2009 [ edit ]

Alpha Blondy & Solar System, Busy Signal, Collie Buddz & The New Kingston Band, David Rodigan, Don Carlos & The Dub Vision Band, Governor Andy, Etana, The Heptones, Hoffmaestro Chraa, Inna Yard All Stars, Junior Kelly, King Jammy’s Super Power, Komposti Sound, Kultiration, Ky-Mani Marley, Lutan Fyah, Meditative Sound, Nazarenes, Rootz Underground, Safari Sound, Svenska Akademien, Syster Sol, Third World, T.O.K., Ziggi & The Renaissance Band.

2010 [ edit ]

Abyssinians, Alaine, Alborosie & The Shengen Clan, Anthony B, Bunny Wailer, Busy Signal, Channel One Sound System feat. Mickey Dread & Ras Kayleb, Gentleman & The Evolution, I Mosa, Jah Cure, Kalle Baah, Kapten Röd, Labyrint, Mavado, Meditative Sounds feat. Kenny Knots, Midnite, Million Stylez, Misty In Roots, Natural Way, Peetah, Gramps Morgan, Robert Athill, Roots By Nature, Serengeti, Slag Från Hjärtat, Stone Love, Voice Mail.

2011 [ edit ]

Mr. Vegas, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Richie Spice, Gyptian, Heptones, Elephant Man, Ken Boothe, Johnny Clarke, Pressure, Protoje, Don Corleone, Romain Virgo, Quique Neira, Kapten Röd, Norrisman, Trinity Sound, Fatman Sound, Million Vibes, Silly Walks, The Maytals featuring Leba (from Toots & The Maytals).

2017 [ edit ]

Artist Lineup 2017

Chronixx, Raging Fyah, Don Carlos, Assassin, Kapten Röd, Jesse Royal, Ken Ring, Kaliffa, Labyrint, Dani M., Junior Natural, Essa Cham, Löst Folk,

2018 [ edit ]

Artist Lineup 2018

Jimmy Cliff, Alborosie, Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Jah 9, Samory I, Iba Mahr, Protoje, Spiritual[disambiguation needed], Kaliffa, Sevana, Papa Dee, Soundkilla, Trinity Sound, Stereo Steppers, Kabaka Pyramid, Lila Iké, Diego Jah, Meditative Sounds, Lion Youths, Micah Shemaiah

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