Uppsala Reggae Festival

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Uppsala Reggae Festival is the largest reggae festival in Sweden.

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 northern Europe. 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. Since 2002, the festival has been held in August each year in Uppsala, 70 km north of Stockholm. Both in 2004 and 2005, the festival had approximately 10,000 attendees. It started as a one-day festival, but has since expanded to two, then three days.

On January 19, 2007, the company behind the festival declared itself bankrupt, following a number of years with ever-increasing debts. The company chairman however claims that the 2007 festival will go ahead as planned.[1] A new company for the festival was founded in February 2007.

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, Lutan Fyah, Meditative Sound, Nazarenes, Rootz Underground, Safari Sound, Svenska Akademien, Syster Sol, Third World, Ziggi & The Renaissance Band.

2010[edit]

Abyssinians, 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Konkurs för bolaget bakom reggaefestival (Bankruptcy for the company behind the reggae festival)