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Reggae Sun Ska

5. - 7. AUGUST 2016, Bordeaux, France

Created in February 1995 Reggae Sun Ska association previously named Music’ Action organizes since 20 years music promotion and dissemination actions. Festival’s first edition took place in 1998. Festival always moved its site in the Medocan territory but always kept alive and its objectives. After a record edition in 2012 with more than 80 000 tickets sold and a 2013 edition which had been maintained despite a storm which obliged us to cancel the first night, Reggae Sun Ska keep its leading as biggest festival in the Aquitaine region and its position in the 10 biggest music festivals in France. Last edition in 2015 had been successful as we could meet our objectives with 40 000 entries. 2016 will be determining.
Reggae Sun Ska was a true microcosm in the Medocan territory and today little city in the university campus of Bordeaux Métropole Reggae Sun Ska Festival is one of the most important event in the region. Gathering a large and music lovers audience the festival could convince many partners who largely helped to maintain the event alive. This year all the festival’s team is happy to reinvest this place on August 5th, 6th and 7th developing many sportive and cultural activities, good reception areas and a musical line up always rich and original. Leave place to music share and discovery!



Popular ball and real social pression loophole before the Jamaican independence day sound system quickly became THE festive moment of the end of the week. Music takes place in the street with very few resources. Year after year reggae dancehall and others styles are mixed and sound systems are real creativity moments for selectas and djs. This concept is moving across the world becoming an ambulant musical media. A new music style is born : DUB. Desire to defend this movement became natural for Reggae Sun Ska which promote generally the Jamaican culture. So the first stage dedicated to the Dub came in 2010 on Reggae Sun Ska Festival to become Dub Foundation Stage in 2014 and which had a big success with our audience and medias.
Today we export this stage all over France in order to : - promote meetings between international dub and reggae musicians - greatest the value of the minimalist structure of sound systems as multicultural meetings vector - develop Dub area as a unique stage on Reggae Sun Ska Festival - develop a information process about dirt nuisance and prevention of the risks of hearing damages.


Launched 6 years ago for the 14th Reggae Sun Ska’s edition, The Reggae Sun Ska Beach Tour became a festival’s symbol offering free concerts all over the Aquitaine coast promoting the festival and the brand new reggae scene which is programmed on the event too. Today we are the only festival offering this kind of tour. More than 10 000 spectators followed last year !


Reggae Sun Ska association is engaged during all the year in concerts production on the territory. In 2016 some projects are renewed others are borning in Médoc but in Bordeaux too. Soon come the programmation of the year !


Since many years Reggae Sun Ska participates to the Deux Rives Carnival in Bordeaux with its reggae chariot animated by artists and sound systems of the moment. This kind of event are really popular and essential on our territories. In 2016 the action will be renewed in the Medoc territory.


In collaboration with Soulbeats Records, our independent label, Reggae Sun Ska Festival is happy to present every year the new edition’s anthem. Specially composed and sing by the artists for the festival this sound is the one who will reflect the festival values all the 2016 year!




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