We are officially in festival season with Kaya Fest having just finished up last month and a slew of upcoming festivals that are sure to fulfill your reggae fix. Here’s a few we have our eyes on!
California Roots – May 25-27
One of the biggest festivals of the year featuring Chronixx, Hirie, J Boog, Rebelution, Fortunate Youth, Tropidelic, Slightly Stoopid, 311, The Green, Tribal Seeds, The Movement, The Ries Brothers, Mike Love, Iration, New Kingston and much, much more.
Levitate Music And Arts Festival – July 7th & 8th
One of New England’s largest festivals keeps getting bigger and bigger each year. This years festival brings some of the biggest names out to the party featuring artists such as Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Twiddle, Trey Anastasio Band, Xavier Rudd, New Kingston, The Elovaters and much, much more!
Reggae In The Desert – June 9
Las Vegas’ largest Reggae festival, showcasing both the unifying power of Reggae music & the Caribbean lifestyle. While you are enjoying the legendary musical performances from some of Jamaica’s most legendary performers like Collie Buddz, Third World, Mr Vegas, Kabaka Pyramid, Arise Roots, Cocoa Tea and more! You will be able to bargain with vendors for Caribbean island style arts and crafts, and when you get hungry sample the great flavors of the Caribbean Islands with their onsite food court that will satisfy any appetite. Quench your thirst at their conveniently located beer gardens so that you will be able to enjoy some of your favorite drinks, and dance the night away.
Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Fest – June 15-18
One of the hottest festivals in New England since 2011 is constantly growing as you can see from this years lineup. Get ready to camp out and enjoy music, classes, yoga, meditation and much more. This is not just a festival but an experience you do not want to miss! Especially with a lineup including 10 ft Ganja Plant, Bumpin Uglies, Roots of Creation, The Elovaters, The Alchemystics, Sun-Dried Vibes, The Late Ones, Tropidelic, Oogee Wawa, Joe Sambo, Supernothing and many, many more!
The Freakstomp Music Festival – Aug 9-12
The Freakstomp Music Festival is the coming together of like minded individuals for the purpose of enjoying good music and art in a welcoming atmosphere. Another rapidly growing festival featuring Tropidelic (twice!), Bumpin Uglies, Sun-Dried Vibes, Afroman, Roots of a Rebellion, The Quasi Kings and much more! This is probably the most different of the festivals you’ll attend this year. Because you are going…right???
Surround By The Sound Music & Arts Festival – Aug 30 – Sep 3
SBTS is the premiere grassroots style, camping festival on the east coast for all reggae/rock lovers. Featuring some of the biggest names in Reggae-Rock including Sun-Dried Vibes, Of Good Nature, Iya Terra, New Kingston, Tropidelic, Tatanka, Roots of a Rebellion, Oogee Wawa, The Ries Brothers, Ted Bowne, Treehouse and so much more!
Expect an incredible vibe coupled with stellar music and a gorgeous venue in the Upstate of SC. Settled in the Chattooga River Resort which is a peaceful campground and lodge nestled in the Sumter National Forest near the Chattooga River. The campground has a beautiful creek running through it and is very beautiful and enchanting. The lodge and music venue area are well kept and manicured with a gorgeous lodge with all amenities including full kitchen, bar and bath houses.