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Reggae Lake Festival
Saturday August 27, 2016 in Gaasperpark (Amsterdam)
Tickets at the door: € 50 (in presale: € 34,95)

Brand new International Reggae Festival in Amsterdam!

On Saturday 27 Augustus 2016 the first edition will take place of a brand new Reggae Festival in the Gaasperpark, one of the most beautiful parks in Amsterdam (Holland).

There will be 4 different stages with more than 20 artists: the main stage, the soundsystem stage, the dub stage and the dancehall area. On the main stage big International Reggae artists like Alpha Blondy, Luciano, Anthony B and Freddy McGregor will perform.

At the sound system stage Black Star Sound will spin some tunes alongside artists Rass Motivated and Rapha Pico! Other sounds on this stage are Foundation Sound, United Sounds and Sensirity Sound with Triggafinga (UK) and Natural Affaire (Italy).

King Shiloh Soundsystem is running the dub stage, the dancehall area will be hosted bij DJ Jah / Jamrock crew.

Meer info: Reggae Lake

Line up

Special guests:

Alpha Blondy (Ivory Coast)
He is the first to plant the reggae seed on the African continent. After his nomination as Ambassador for Peace in Ivory Coast by the United Nations (2005), he did a lot to help the current reconciliation in his country which also inspired him for his album 'Jah Victory'.

Anthony B (Jamaica)
Anthony B, the conscious bobo-dread whose razor sharp lyrics and entrancing performances have set 'Fire Pon Rome' and propelled Anthony B to the frontlines of reggae music.
Performing artists:

Rapha Pico (Surinam/Holland)
Some people are born with music in their genes, a heritage which will guide their future life no matter what. Raphael is like that, a young singer with lots of talent.

Rass Motivated (Surinam/Holland)
Rass (Revolutionary African Street Specialist) Motivated is the musical alter ego of Sherandell Maynard from Rotterdam (Holland). With his 'Reggae for All People' state of mind, his typical sound and energetic performance, this young musician is a promising talent.

Black Star Sound (The Netherlands)
Black Star Sound is a roots reggae sound, based in Amsterdam (Holland). Selector Den-Den loves vinyl and has a huge 7”-single collection. Black Star Sound also has a nice dubplate selection box! On stage Den-Den is often assisted by MC's and talented singers. Besides Jamaican riddims Black Star Sound also plays their own productions.

United Sounds (The Netherlands)
Soundsystem UnitedSounds is a Roots and Culture reggae-dancehall-sound, founded by RasDré & Sista Taki. They are very active in the reggae business since 1993.

Michelle (The Netherlands)
Michelle Boekhout van Solinge is the founder of Black Star Foundation. She is mostly working on management and bookings for artists/bands, (online) promotion, organisation of events and development of new talent. Michelle is also giving musical lectures and is MC for Black Star Sound!