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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.

List of reggae festivals
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General Information
Related genresReggae, jazz, ska, dancehall, dub, hip hop, ragga, reggae fusion
LocationJamaica (origin), worldwide
Related eventsCategory:Reggae festivals, list of music festivals, free festival, rock festival, electronic music festival, jam band music festival

Contents

Festivals by regionEdit

AfricaEdit

Gambia West AfricaEdit

The Hamlet, Gunjur, Medina Salam

South AfricaEdit

MauritiusEdit

NigerianEdit

  • Roaring thunder concert

KenyaEdit

  • Shashamane International
  • Sepetuka

MozambiqueEdit

  • Maputo Reggae Slam

UgandaEdit

  • Reggae on the Nile

North AmericaEdit

CanadaEdit


CaribbeanEdit

JamaicaEdit

AntiguaEdit

BarbadosEdit


United StatesEdit


OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

New ZealandEdit


South AmericaEdit

ParaguayEdit

ColombiaEdit

ChileEdit

BrazilEdit


AsiaEdit

IndiaEdit

KoreaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Sri LankaEdit


EuropeEdit

AustriaEdit

BelgiumEdit

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

BulgariaEdit

  • Big Big Summer Reggae Party

CroatiaEdit

CyprusEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

DenmarkEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

ItalyEdit

LebanonEdit

MontenegroEdit

The NetherlandsEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

SerbiaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

SloveniaEdit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

TurkeyEdit

United KingdomEdit

Middle EastEdit

IsraelEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit