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Reggae Sun Ska 2016 Line Up

- Friday, August 5th 2016 -

DUB INC - REGGAE / FRANCE

French reggae’s spearhead since 10 years Dub Inc led by its two emblematic singers Bouchkour et Komlan became inescapable. Surfing on different musical styles and symbolized by two special voices their sound had been touring all around the world sharing a peaceful message and defending mixed cultures. An energic and surprising show to not miss!

ALBOROSIE - REGGAE/DANCEHALL / ITALY

He’s currently one of the most famous reggae artists. With 33 years old Alborosie achieved to produce and defend his music in live all over the world. The Sicilian who became Jamaican is developing a modern and authentic rub-a-dub sound which is delivered on stage with strength and conviction!

BIGFLO & OLI - HIP HOP / FRANCE

They’re slightly older than Booba... Together. If we have to speak about new school Florian and Olivio 22 and 18 years old originally from Argentine and Algeria are complying with the specifications. But they’re not rookies ! The two brothers are so hot! Their style is not lacking in music and lyrics Big o & Oli are the new French rap’s pride you have to listen it!

MASSILIA SOUND SYSTEM - FESTIVE REGGAE / FRANCE

Marseille, Massilia a city a symbol a fight a resistance a hope a view a love. It’s all at the same time. Massilia Sound System this all of that elements combined in a band : 3 singers to take the mic, with 3 voices and 3 different sensibilities. Massilia Sound System is singing Marseille this city from the south of France, parties, love and fights...

INNER CIRCLE - REGGAE / JAMAICA

With more than 45 years in the business a Grammy Award Bad Boys of Reggae are made for the stage. Their hit «Bad Boy» had been played all around the world and made them worldwide famous. But Inner Circle it’s the pure Jamaican tradition too, with Rock and Caribean sororities honored. Nothing better than a nice return in the 70’ to relax...

LEGAL SHOT SOUND SYSTEM - DUB / FRANCE

We’re happy to welcome them again on Reggae Sun Ska to warm up the Dub Foundation stage ! With their perfect sound system of 20KW and 12 scoops Legal Shot Sound System are never at a loss for a big tune. They’ll share with you their passion for Dub and music during the 3 festival’s days!

MAHOM - DUB / FRANCE

Activist from the Dub scene since 2006, Mahom’s music is a crossroad of various influences : Roots, World, Electronic music. It is a fresh and refined style inspired by the solid and deep part of Dub, with sustained and lively stepper rhythmic. A simple alchemy that assumes its full scope live. The new French Dub scene in action!

ONDUBGROUND - DUB / FRANCE

Ondubground offers a real style merger: a set both electronic and instrumental based on a UK Dub Stepper and French Electro-Dub styles. Ondubground combines all these influences for an energy- giving set with heavy rhythmic and deep bass, in total communion with the audience. A super powerful live of the French Dub Touch!

WEEDING DUB - DUB / FRANCE

There is no tune digger as inspired by the roots of Dub music as Weeding Dub, the pioneer of «French touch» live machine. He creates his music live, demonstrating his skills on his mixing console, which he uses as an instrument in its own right... After three albums and many maxis, his discography enhanced at the end of 2015 with a new opus entitled «Still Looking For» and he will show it live!  

- Saturday, August 6th 2016 -

FAT FREDDY’S DROP - REGGAE/SOUL / NEW ZEALAND

Internationally regarded as one of the world’s nest live draws, Fat Freddy’s Drop recently came back with an original and new album. The New Zealanders have navigated their way from the incubator of sunshine reggae through a colour-saturated field of soul psychedelia. A new sound which seduced many ears. The seven piece band is passionated by Jazz, Rythm & Blues Rock, Disco, House and always offer unique shows!

BOULEVARD DES AIRS - FRENCH SONGS / FRANCE

Their music is mixing various in uences between French songs, Rock, Reggae, and latinos rhythms in the footsteps of the 80’ alternative spirit. After hundreds of concerts a golden disc a nomination to the Music Victories Boulevard des Airs stay faithful to its love for poetry cadenced by festive and popular sounds.

VANDAL - REGGAETECH / UK

A co-founder of the legendary UK Soundsystem KAOTIK, Vandal has been musical from a young age. Having spent much of his teenage years learning Sound Engineering, Music production and touring up and down the UK with the soundsystem, Vandal’s mind was made up which direction he wanted to go. Being inspired by the FreeTekno culture of Europe, the Free Parties he had witnessed over the years in Bristol, new found knowledge and fueled with a huge passion for Reggae music and Rave, he combined them together in his unique style to create a fresh modern sound.

RICHIE CAMPBELL - REGGAE / PORTUGAL

Young prodigy from the Portuguese scene he launched his solo career in 2010 and made many concerts all around Portugal and Europe. He quickly conquered the audience with is original ow. In 2015 he recorded his last album between Portugal and Jamaica which is already qualified as reference is the closed reggae world. Richie Campbell will defend it with love on Reggae Sun Ska’s stage.

DJ VADIM ALL STARS - REGGAE/HIP HOP / UK

When one considers a Russian migrant like DJ Vadim, the link between Reggae Music is far from obvious. However, since his first appearance in the 90’s, Daddy Vad has been using ingredients well- known to all such as Reggae, Dub, Ska, which he mixes with a bit of Hip Hop, Soul, Jungle and heavy bass lines in order to spice up the whole thing! On the day of the release of his twelfth album entitled «Dubcatcher 2», Dj Vadim will land in Bordeaux with high-ranking guests, especially for the Reggae Sun Ska Festival.  

- Sunday August 7th 2016 -

DAMIAN «JR. GONG» MARLEY - REGGAE/DANCEHALL / JAMAICA

No really need to present this incredible musician compositor and showman who became an icon. But for shape just remind that he’s the worthy heir of the one who make reggae renown all over the world. Damian « Jr. Gong » Marley take up the cause staying remaining faithfull to his days. His tracks are mixing reggae dancehall and hip hop a revolution for the genre which finally found a rebirth. You really have to see the live one time in your life!

TARRUS RILEY - REGGAE / JAMAICA

With one of the most beautiful reggae’s voice and warm melodies, Tarrus Riley quickly became an essential singer from the Jamaican scene. Hits like «She’s Royal» or «Good Girl Gone Bad» made his reputation as an eternal romantic. But the singer is really invested in more serious causes as peace and respect of the other. His love for music stay stronger than anything. He’ll make you live an intense moment with his band!

DEAN FRASER - REGGAE / JAMAICA

From Peter Tosh to Burning Spear passing by Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser accompanied some of the greatest. Talented saxophonist and chorist in his spare times this Jamaican is a real orchestra conductor who always had been with the bests. Like in the pure Jamaican tradition of the big shows, live band accompanied by the only one Dean Fraser will open Tarrus Riley’s show.

ALAINE - REGGAE / JAMAICA

Her passion for music started with piano until she discovered her incredible voice. Talented as R’nB divas of the moment Alaine risk her career in the musical business but work paid! Her grace and sweet voice allowed her to conquer Jamaica and now Europe. She’ll open Tarrus Riley’s show as a student of him.

MELLOW MOOD - REGGAE / ITALY

Impossible to speak about Italian reggae without saying a word about Mellow Mood ! With their energetic and combative new roots they already seduced a worldwide audience and are making the buzz on the internet with more than 22 million views on their «Dance Inna Babylon» Youtube videoclip. We’ll talk about them for a long time, be sure of that!

BLACKBOARDJUNGLE FEAT. MC OLIVA - DUB / FRANCE

In the footsteps of their olders from Legal Shot, Blackboard Jungle built is own sound system to spread good sound everywhere. With some combative Reggae/Roots the duo from the north of France is largely inspired by the English sound of the 70’. Today they have their own studio and label, a real collective just for you!

GENERAL LEVY & JOE ARIWA - DUB / UK

General Levy, an MC with an unrivaled ow and real veteran of the UK urban scene, is a born performer and the author of the ‘Incredible’ tune. Joe Ariwa grew up in his father’s studio, the legendary Mad Professor, who taught him all the mixing methods and dubwise style. These two will get together for a genuine and energy-giving performance!

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