Het Grootste Open Air Reggae Festival van Nederland!
Zondag 22 Juli 2018
13:00 – 23:00
Kralingse bos, Rotterdam
Het Grootste Open Air Reggae Festival van Nederland!
Zondag 22 Juli 2018
13:00 – 23:00
Kralingse bos, Rotterdam
Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick “Duckie” Simpson as the mainstay. They had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985
The group formed in the Waterhouse district of Kingston in 1972, initially called Black Sounds Uhuru” (the Swahili word for freedom), with a line-up of Garth Dennis, Don Carlos, and Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Their first release was a cover version of Curtis Mayfield’s “Romancing to the Folk Song”, which was followed by “Time is on Our Side”; Neither song was a success and they split up, with Carlos pursuing a solo career, as did Dennis, before joining The Wailing Souls.mSimpson also briefly worked with the Wailing Souls, before forming a new version of Uhuru with Errol Nelson (of The Jayes) and Michael Rose, the group now taking the name Black Sounds Uhuru.Their Prince Jammy-produced debut album, Love Crisis, was released in 1977.
Black Uhuru, now reduced to Simpson alone, had been booked to play at an awards ceremony in California, which coincidentally had original Uhuru members Don Carlos and Garth Dennis on the bill, and they took the opportunity to reunite the original line-up for a performance at the event, and decided to continue afterwards. The Nowalbum followed in 1991, and was also nominated for a Grammy. In 1996 the group fragmented again, with Simpson leaving to tour Europe with dub poet Yasus Afari, under the name Black Uhuru, while Carlos and Dennis also toured the US under the same name. A legal battle over the name followed, won by Simpson in 1997. Carlos resumed his solo career, while Simpson formed a new line-up of Black Uhuru with Andrew Bees and Jennifer Connally. Only one album, Dynasty, was released before Bees went back to pursue his solo career in 2003.
In February 2004, it was announced in the Jamaican press that Simpson and Michael Rose had reunited under the name “Black Uhuru feat. Michael Rose”. Together with a female backing singer named Kay Starr, they released a single, “Dollars”, and performed at several concerts including “Western Consciousness 2004” on 28 April in Jamaica, of which a live video was released shortly thereafter. A new album was reported to be in progress, although it was never released. The group toured throughout Europe in 2006.
In 2008, Simpson took on lead vocal duties, and the group recorded a new album, As The World Turns, with guest appearances from Latin superstars Aterciopelados and Jarabe De Palo, although this was still unreleased a year later. A 25th Anniversary Edition DVD of their Live in London concert was released in June 2008. In 2011 with new vital blood the legendary group featuring Derrick “Duckie” Simpson, Andrew Bees, Kaye Starr, are touring the US for the first time since 2002 with successful shows and festivals Worldwide. In 2014 Reggae sensation Jojo Mac joined Black Uhuru and left the group in 2016 to continue her solo career.
Black Uhuru launched a U.S. tour in 2016 with Andrew Bees on lead vocals and Elsa Green on backing vocals. Singer Onesty opened for the band.
Yellowman (born Winston Foster) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, also known as King Yellowman. He was popular in Jamaica in the 1980s, coming to prominence with a series of singles that established his reputation.
Winston Foster grew up in a Catholic orphanage called Alpha Boys School in Kingston, and was shunned due to having albinism, which was not typically socially accepted in Jamaica. Alpha Boys School was known for its musical alumni. In the late 1970s Yellowman first gained wide attention when he won a contest event in Kingston, Jamaica, called the Tastee Talent Contest where deejays would perform toasting. Like many Jamaican deejays, he honed his talents by frequently performing at outdoor sound-system dances. In 1981, after becoming significantly popular throughout Jamaica, Yellowman became the first dancehall artist to be signed to a major American label (Columbia Records).
His first album release was in 1982 entitled Mister Yellowman followed by Zungguzungguguzungguzeng in 1983 earning instant success. Yellowman’s sexually explicit lyrics in popular songs such as “Them a Mad Over Me” boasted of his sexual prowess, like those of other reggae singers/deejays, earned Yellowman criticism in the mid-1980s. Yellowman appeared in Jamaican Dancehall Volcano Hi-power 1983 which featured other major dancehall musicians such as Massive Dread, Josey Wales, Burro Banton and Eek-A-Mouse.
Yellowman proclaimed, “I never know why they call it slackness. I talk about sex, but it’s just what happens behind closed doors. What I talk is reality.”
He had success in 1987 with a version of “Blueberry Hill“, that topped the charts for several weeks in Jamaica. Yellowman had met Fats Domino where he performed on the island earlier in the decade, and Domino had presented him with a copy of his version.
By the mid-1990s, Yellowman released socially conscious material, rising to international fame along with singers such as Buju Banton. Yellowman became the island’s most popular deejay. During the early 1980s, Yellowman had over 40 singles and produced up to five albums per year.
He re-invented himself with his 1994 album Prayer, which stepped away from the slackness that gave him his initial fame. His latest albums are New York (2003) and Round 1 (2005). Yellowman was also a featured guest vocalist on the Run-DMC track “Roots Rap Reggae”. Yellowman continues to perform internationally with his Sagittarius Band, and has toured through places such as Nigeria where he retains a following of fans, as well as Spain, Peru, Sweden, Italy, Germany, England, France, Kenya, the United States and Canada. He also featured on OPM’s 2004 album, Forthemasses.
Richell Bonner (born 8 September 1971), better known as Richie Spice is a Jamaican reggae artist. He is a member of the Rastafari movement. Some of his most famous songs include, “Youth Dem Cold”, “Groovin’ My Girl”, “Earth A Run Red”, “Marijuana” and “The Plane Land”. Three of his brothers are also reggae artists – Pliers, Spanner Banner, and Snatcha Lion.
Bonner was born in Rock Hall, St. Andrew, Jamaica. He is the brother of Pliers, Spanner Banner and Snatcha Lion. His first Jamaican single “Killing a Sound” was produced by Dennis “Star” Hayes. This was followed by “Shine”, produced by Clive Hunt. Spice also teamed up with Hunt for his debut album on the Island Jamaica label from which came his first major hit “Grooving my girl”. His second album included hits such as “Earth a Run Red”, “Living Ain’t Easy”, “Land of Jamaica”, “Time So Rough”, the aforementioned “Grooving My Girl” and many others.
Having gained popularity in the mid-1990s, Spice has performed at major shows such as Reggae Sunsplash, White River Reggae Bash, Rebel Salute and many others. Spice opened shows for the likes of Chaka Demus and Pliers, Spanner Banner and Rita Marley on extensive tours of Europe and the United States during 1996-1997.
He again toured East North America from June to September 2001. He performed at Sting held at Jam World, St. Catherine (26 December 2002) and Sting Miami (March 2003).
More recently, a remix of one of his more popular tracks, “Marijuana”, by Digital Mystikz’s Coki, renamed “Burnin'” has focused more attention to him in the blossoming dubstep scene coming out of the UK. The original version of “Marijuana” also appears on the These Are Serious Times modern reggae compilation on XL Recordings.
His song “Youth Dem Cold” was featured on Grand Theft Auto IV’s Massive B Soundsytem 96.9 and the ending sound track of Attack the Block.
Spice chose Book of Job as the title for his fifth album, released on 22 February 2011 on VP Records, stating that his commitment to creating uplifting music is as unwavering as Job’s faith was while enduring his many hardships.
His latest album, Richie Spice Acoustic – Soothing Sounds, is set for release in October 2012 and features musicians such as Robbie Shakespeare and Bongo Herman.
He also runs the Bonner Cornerstone label with his brothers.
Richie Spice is a supporter of Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica, and gives a proportion of the proceeds from his performances to the charity.
Born in Rocky Point, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, Cocoa Tea was popular in Jamaica in from 1985, but has become successful worldwide only since the 1990s. One of his most famous songs is “Rikers Island”, which was later put into a ragga version by Nardo Ranks entitled “Me No Like Rikers Island” (featured on Dancehall Reggaespanol) which was released the same year as the original “Rikers Island”. He also gained fame with the song “Young Lover”. He gained notoriety in March 2008 after releasing a song titled “Barack Obama” in support of the US Presidential candidate by the same name. Cocoa Tea’s song “Jah Made Them That Way” from his 1984 album Rocking Dolly interpolates “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson and “Answer Mi Question” by Dillinger.
He initiated the annual New Year’s Eve events Dancehall Jam Jam in 2003; It ran until 2009, with plans to resurrect it in 2015.
After recording for many of the top reggae labels including VP Records, Greensleeves Records and Ras Records, he started his own Roaring Lion label around 2000.
Colin Patrick Harper (born August 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Collie Buddz, is an American/Bermudian reggae artist best known for his single “Come Around”. Although born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was raised in Bermuda. He studied audio engineering at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.He performed on Shaggy’s 2007 album Intoxication on the track “Mad Mad World”. In 2007 his greatest radio success was “Mamasita” with which the artist was consagro selling an approximate 2 million copies thanks to the single.
In 2008, he performed the song “SOS” on WWE The Music, Vol. 8 as the entrance theme for wrestler Kofi Kingston. He also appeared in a 2009 remix of Kid Cudi’s single “Day ‘n’ Nite”. His name is based on slang for cannabis, and he has been photographer flaunting a device commonly used for its consumption. He launched his own record label ‘Harper Digital.’ Buddz has built an extensive touring machine, selling out venues across the US and worldwide. In 2013, he was a featured act with Rebelution, Matisyahu, and Zion I on the Good Vibes tour. Buddz’ festival appearances include Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Summer Jam, Reggae on the Rocks, California Roots Festival, UCLA JazzReggae, Seattle City Arts festival, Manifestivus, and the Marley Family’s 9 Mile Music Festival, among others.
Clifford Smith was born in Kingston in 1974. The moniker “Mr. Vegas” was given to Smith by his schoolyard football-mates, who thought that he kicked the ball like a Las Vegas dancer. In his early years as a singjay, Vegas sang covers of Jamaican hits at local parties and shows, and acquired a reputation as a troublemaker for his lyrics. During a scuffle over stolen master tapes, Vegas was hit in the face with a crowbar and had his jaw wired shut for six weeks. Vegas claims that, after hearing Beenie Man’s hit “Who Am I”, he immediately demanded that his still-healing jaw be unwired, changing his speech pattern but allowing him to practice toasting.He found fame in 1998 with hits such as “Yu Sure”, “Jack It Up”, and “Latest News”.For his first major hit, Vegas versioned the wildly popular “Playground” Riddim (Sean Paul’s “Infiltrate” among others) to create “Nike Air”, which became a huge hit in Jamaica. The next single, “Heads High”, with an anti-oral sex lyric, followed its success in Jamaica with a chart run in the UK and a No. 69 peak on the US R&B chart, and Vegas became increasingly in demand as a guest artist by acts such as Sean Paul.
In 1998 his debut album, Heads High, was released, which hit No. 5 on the US Reggae chart. Vegas won a MOBO for Best Reggae Artist for the Heads High album as well. 2000’s single “Hot Gal Today” was a minor hit on the US R&B charts, peaking at No. 66. In 2001, he issued Damn Right, featuring guest appearances from Shaggy and Big Yard; this album went to No. 2 on the US Reggae chart. 2004 saw the release of the Pull Up LP, and the title track scraped the bottom of the Billboard Top 200, peaking at No. 98 (as well as No. 68 on the R&B chart). In 2006 he did a Soca collaboration with Machel Montano, Dance With You on Machel’s B.O.D.Y. album. His latest, 2007’s Hot It Up, featured the Jamaican hits “Hot Wuk”, “Taxi Fare” and “Tek Weh Yuhself”. In 2008 Mr. Vegas also recorded “On The Floor” with Trinidadian artiste Destra Garcia on her album, Soca or Die.
Chaka Demus & Pliers are a Jamaican reggae duo made up of deejay Chaka Demus (born John Taylor) and singer Pliers (born Everton Bonner), known for their hits “Tease Me” and “Murder She Wrote”. As a duo, they enjoyed more commercial success with mainstream pop fans after their collaboration began in the early 1990s than either had in their previous solo career.
They appeared at Reggae Sunsplash in 1992, and the following year broke through to international success with “Tease Me”, which was in the UK Singles Chart for three months in 1993, peaking at no. 3 in July. They followed this with “She Don’t Let Nobody”, and a cover of the Top Notes’ “Twist and Shout“, which topped the UK Singles Chart in early 1994, the duo becoming the first Jamaican act to top the chart in 8 years,and the first to have three consecutive top five hits on the chart. They had further UK hits with “I Wanna Be Your Man” (no. 19), and “Gal Wine” (no. 20), with six hit singles in all taken from their debut album, Tease Me. The re-release of Tease Me also charted at number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1994; The album went on to receive gold certification, selling more than 500,000 copies.
In 1996 they signed to Island Records and released the album For Every Kinda People.
They performed at Sunsplash again in 2004 and 2008, and released the album Help Them Lord in 2001.
On 18 November 2007, Chaka Demus & Pliers performed “Murder She Wrote” alongside Alicia Keys at the 2007 American Music Awards. In the summer of 2008, they performed at the annual Detroit Caribbean Festival. Their latest album So Proud was released on 6 October 2008.
Kevin Lyttle (born Lescott Kevin Lyttle Coombs, 14 September 1976) is a Vincentian soca artist, who had a worldwide hitwith “Turn Me On” in 2004, recorded with the dancehall artist Spragga Benz.
Lyttle was encouraged by his family to pursue music at the young age and has been performing at local events in his teens. Prior to his musical career, Lyttle had subsisted on day jobs, such as customs officer and radio disc jockey. He recorded “Turn Me On” as a soca ballad in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 2001 and the song subsequently became a minor hit throughout the Caribbean.
Lyttle signed with Atlantic Records in 2003 and a remixed version of “Turn Me On” was officially released as a single in the UK at the end of the year, with dancehall artist Spragga Benz’s guest vocals. The song reached number two in the UK, spending seven weeks in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. It eventually became a worldwide hit in 2004, reaching number 4 in the United States, number 3 in Australia and placing within Top 5 in many European countries.
The debut self-titled album followed in July 2004, charting within Top 10 in the USA, where it was certified Gold, and meeting with a minor success in Europe. The second single, “Last Drop”, was released in markets outside the USA, but didn’t manage to repeat the success of “Turn Me On”, becoming only a minor hit in Europe. “Drive Me Crazy” was released as the third single in autumn 2004, followed by a promotional only single “I Got It”. Both songs were commercial failures. In 2005, Lyttle released a new song in Jamaica only, “Jimmy Johnny”.
In 2007, along with Byron Lee and Arrow, he performed at the Cricket World Cup opening ceremony in Greenfield Stadium, Jamaica. The same year Kevin Lyttle founded his own record label, Tarakon Records. Lyttle’s second album, Fyah, was released by Tarakon and Universal Records in 2008, featuring a duet version of “Turn Me On” recorded with Alison Hinds and contributions from other artists. The title song was released as the first single and both the single and the album were unsuccessful in terms of commercial performance.
Lyttle released “Anywhere”, a collaboration single with Flo Rida in 2011, followed by “Nobody Like U”, accompanied by a remix contest. His third studio album, I Love Carnival, was released in 2012, promoted by “Wine and Go Down” and the title song. 2013 saw the release of his new single, “Bounce”, followed by “Feel So Good”, a collaboration with Shaggy, in 2014.
In 2016, American electronic group Cheat Codes sampled Lyttle’s “Turn Me On” in a remix entitled “Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)”.
Rotterdam: are you REGGAE for 2018?!
Wij gaan er voor, want 2018 wordt in alles beter.
Hiervoor hebben we dit jaar gekozen voor het uitgestrekte Kralingse Bos.
Dit betekent meer ruimte en dus een veel grotere entreepoort, meer foodtrucks en dus veel meer eten (meer eten!!!), meer wc’s, plattegronden op het terrein om je wegwijs te maken, een overdekte stage, hadden we al gezegd meer eten??
en last but not least: een reggaebeach in plaats van een brug. Never nooit meer een brug.
2018 REGGAE IMPROVED
Zondag 22 juli 2018, 13:00 - 23:00 uur. Na 21:30 uur is het niet mogelijk om het festivalterrein te betreden.
Kralingse Bos Rotterdam
Reggae Rotterdam Festival is toegankelijk voor alle leeftijden. Kinderen tot en met 10 jaar bezoeken het festival zelfs gratis. Er kan gevraagd worden om een identiteitsbewijs, vergeet deze niet mee te nemen. Bij het niet tonen van een identiteitsbewijs aan de beveiligingsmedewerkers kan u de toegang worden geweigerd.
Scoor je tickets via de website (Ticketscript). Bezoekers dienen in het bezit te zijn van een geldige entreekaart / ticket. Pas op voor illegale verkoop van de tickets. Wij staat niet garant voor tickets die verkocht zijn door derden.
De Kralingse Plas en het Kralingse Bos zijn een groot groen recreatiegebied aan de rand van Rotterdam. Het bos is het bekendste bos van Rotterdam, gelegen ten oosten van Rotterdam centrum. Het Kralingse bos en de - Plas zijn met het openbaar vervoer goed bereikbaar.
Vanaf Rotterdam Centraal Station:
•! Tramlijn 7 richting Woudestein, halte Boezemstraat. 13 minuten lopen.
•! Tramlijn 8 richting Kleiweg, halte Zaagmolenbrug. 20 minuten lopen.
•! Buslijn 38 richting Crooswijk, halte Nieuwe Crooswijkseweg. 12 minuten lopen. Vanaf P+R Alexander, Capelsebrug, Kralingse Zoom: 20 minuten lopen
•Metrolijn A, B, C richting Schiedam Centrum/ De Akkers, halte Voorschotenlaan. 10 minuten lopen. Halte Gerdesiaweg. 20 minuten lopen. Vanaf P+R Meijersplein: met OV verder vanuit Rotterdam CS richting het kralingsebos.
Voor de Kiss & Ride en Taxistandplaats hebben we gezocht naar een rustige weg om in en uit te kunnen stappen. Dit vindt plaats op de Karmelweg. Borden zullen hiernaar verwijzen om te voorkomen dat men op de Kralingse Plaslaan stopt.
We raden festivalbezoekers aan om met het openbaar vervoer te reizen. Er is niet voldoende parkeergelegenheid in de omgeving. De bezoekers die toch met de auto komen worden verwezen naar parkeerterrein Veilingterrein. De route wordt naar het terrein wordt aangegeven met vervangborden die zijn opgezet langs de weg. Let op: dit is een betaalde parkeergelegenheid.
Er bestaat geen Reggae festival zonder goede (soul)food en dorstlessende drankjes. Wij hebben na onze eerste editie ervoor gekozen om drie keer zoveel foodtrucks in te zetten met meer dan genoeg eten voor elke bezoeker. Verwacht overheerlijk eten uit alle windstreken en van lokale ondernemers.
Het meenemen van eigen drank en/of eten is absoluut niet toegestaan. Graag verzoeken wij om dit niet mee te nemen om zo te voorkomen dat iedereen in lange rijen komt te staan!
Neem je geprinte tickets mee naar het festival. Tickets via mobiel zijn vaak moeilijk leesbaar en zorgen voor lange rijen. Reggae Rotterdam festival hanteert het Binnen = Binnen beleid. Dit houdt dat als je eenmaal het terrein op ben als bezoeker dat je het terrein niet af kan.
Mocht u een toegangsbewijs hebben gekocht maar geen ticket hebben ontvangen, geen paniek. In dit geval willen we u verzoeken uw email (met ons in de CC) door te sturen naar firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticketscript is namelijk de partij die over de kaartverkoop van Reggae Rotterdam gaat. Ze helpen u met al uw vragen en zorgen direct voor oplossingen.
Wij hebben vorige jaar ervaren dat er knelpunten waren bij de toiletten, omdat er simpelweg te weinig werd aangegeven waar de andere toiletten te vinden waren. Dit jaar staan er twee keer zoveel toiletten. Ook zijn er meer damestoiletten met uiteraard genoeg toiletpapier en schone wc’s.
Op het Reggae Rotterdam festival betaal je met tokens (consumptiemunten). De tokens koop je bij de diverse munten verkooppunten op het terrein met contant geld, pin (Maestro) of creditcard (Visa, Master Card).
Er zijn voldoende kluisjes aanwezig op het festivalterrein. Het is mogelijk om kluisjes te delen. Elk kluisje heeft ruimte voor ongeveer drie jassen.
Er is een lost & found balie (Lockerbox service desk) aanwezig op het festivalterrein. Terugvorderingen na het evenement kunnen aangegeven worden per mail: email@example.com
Bij regen delen wij gratis poncho’s uit. Check vooraf het weerbericht en zorg voor een gepaste festivaloutfit. Het meenemen van een kleine paraplu (geen scherp uiteinde) is toegestaan.
Het meenemen van een (digitale) camera is toegestaan. Professionele apparatuur is niet toegestaan. Selfiesticks zijn toegestaan, mits deze inklapbaar zijn en niet langer dan één meter.
Professionele video- en audio opnames zijn niet toegestaan op het festivalterrein, mits met nadrukkelijke schriftelijke toestemming van de organisatie.
Het festivalterrein is voorzien van een EHBO-post (First Aid Post). Spreek de beveiliging aan als eerste hulp benodigd is. Voor een pleister, aspirine of om af te koelen kun je ook terecht bij de EHBO-post.
Je hebt maar één paar oren, dus zorg er goed voor! Maak gebruik van oordopjes en zorg dat je voldoende afstand neemt van de boxen. Oordopjes zijn verkrijgbaar bij alle bar-verkooppunten op het festivalterrein.
Het festivalterrein is toegankelijk voor rolstoelgebruikers. De beveiliging en het barpersoneel zijn beschikbaar voor mogelijke ondersteuning. Hou er rekening mee dat het terrein gras- en zandpaden bevat en dus een obstakel kan zijn voor mensen met een handicap.
Het bezit van slag-, steek- of vuurwapens, alsmede voorwerpen die als wapens gebruikt kunnen worden, is verboden. Bij constatering zal u worden overgedragen aan de politie.
Het in bezit hebben of verhandelen van (hard)drugs is niet toegestaan op het festival. Bij constatering van (openlijk) gebruik, handelen en/of bezit volgt inbeslagname en/of overdracht aan de politie.
Bij betreding van het terrein stemt men automatisch in met vrijwillige fouillering.
Ongewenste intimiteiten, racisme en discriminatie zijn niet geoorloofd en leiden tot verwijdering. Agressie (ook mondeling) en bedreiging naar personeel of beveiligingsdiensten, alsmede vernieling van goederen zijn verboden en leiden tot verwijdering.
Aanwijzingen van het personeel of de beveiligingsdienst dienen ten alle tijden te worden opgevolgd.
Wij behouden ons het recht bij vermoedens onzerzijds van samenscholing waarbij hinder, gevaar en/of overlast aan derden wordt veroorzaakt, de samenstellers onmiddellijk de toegang te ontzeggen en/of te verwijderen van het evenemententerrein.
Bij diefstal zal te allen tijde aangifte worden gedaan bij politie.
Dieren worden niet toegelaten op het festivalterrein.
Fietsen worden niet toegelaten op het festivalterrein. Hier is een fietsenstalling voor opgebouwd.
Bij het niet instemmen met bovenstaande huisregels wordt u de toegang geweigerd, zonder het recht op vergoeding van de kosten voor het toegangsbewijs en eventueel in rekening gebrachte servicekosten.
Er zijn maar een beperkt aantal “IRON LION”(regular) tickets beschikbaar, dus wees er snel bij! Op=op!