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July 5, 2018
reggae festival guide
Volume 15/Issue 31
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In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Airplay Charts
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
News Flash
Reggae Sumfest Offers Enhanced Free Live Streaming
New: Festival Merchandise
Jamaica's Largest Music Festival 
Catherine Hall Event Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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or to register for Free Live Stream!
Reggae Sumfest returns to Montego Bay, Jamaica with a heavy-hitting artist lineup
featuring the world’s top reggae and dancehall artists.
Farm Fresh Mmd Delivers Organically Grown Pure Medicinal Cannabis Products Throughout California

rfgAt Farm Fresh MMD, our goal is to provide a safe and legal avenue to help provide relief through medicinal cannabis products. Extensive experience and research has allowed our farmer Grizz to maximize the pain relieving benefits through the cultivation and production of cannabidiol (CBD) rich plants and products. His all natural philosophy as a vegan and Ital living has transcended into his farming practices. We are proud to have an all organic farm, utilizing living soil, the “no till” method of farming, and composting.  Growing in greenhouses and practicing light deprivation assists in providing for a consistent, year round supply of clean, fresh flower and products. Over the years, Grizz has developed original and unique strains to help with specific ailments. The goal of Farm Fresh MMD is to listen to each and every one of our patients in order to properly match their suffering with one of our unique and specialized strains and/or products. At Farm Fresh MMD, we are passionate about bringing the finest and cleanest products directly to our patients. 

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7th Annual Island Reggae Festival adds Sammy J to Lineup, July 14, 2018

RudeBwoy 3ntertainment presents: 7th Annual Island Reggae Festival
July 14, 2018, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
Festival hours: 11am-11pm
Tickets $45
VIP-Sold out
Kids 5 and under free
Parking not included in admission
Tickets available now through Eventbrite 
Facebook: @IslandReggaeFest
Instagram: @island_reggae_festival
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Toronto Awards Season: 7th Annual Reggae Xclusive Awards!
The 7th annual Reggae Xclusive Awards is coming to Toronto on Saturday July 7th at the Toronto Plaza Hotel (1677 Wilson Ave – Toronto).
Featuring performances by Canadian Icon as well as Hip Hop and Reggae legend Michie Mee, Reggae legend Norris Man as well as nominees from various categories, the evening is one of the most anticipated on the Canadian Reggae calendar.  The awards are designed to recognize the best Reggae and Dancehall talent in Canada.  The event is produced by Performing artist and editor Donna Makeda.  The evening’s hosts are Carrie Mullings, Betty Luv and DJ Cool.
The evening’s festivities begins at 8pm.
Colombo Music Festival In Sri Lanka with Shaggy, Maxi Priest,
Big Mountain & more on August 18th
First phase of the lineup for
the 34th Annual Reggae on the River just announced!
more tba!
Aug. 3-5, 2018 at French’s Camp,
along the Eel River 
Humboldt County, Northern California
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Island Reggae Explosion
Katchafire plus: E.N Young & the Imperial Sound, Notis Heavyweight Rockaz, Sons of Zion, DJ Treez
Friday,  July 13, 2018, 
Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV
21+ Show. Doors open at 9pm
Get your Tickets for the
Island Reggae Explosion on July 13th

Advance tickets are available for $20 at Montbleu Box Office and online at Ticketweb
Get your Tickets for the 9th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival
July 14 & 15 ~ Topanga Canyon, CA
Jamaican Legends: Toots & The Maytals, Barrington Levy, and many more,
are coming to Topanga July 14 & 15!

Thousands of people will attend this year’s festival which features: Toots & the Maytals, Derrick Morgan, The Rastafarians, Junior Toots, Empress Akua, Ital Vibes, Johnny Luv, Pachamama, The Originators, Barrington Levy, Pato Banton, The Lions, Arise Roots, Bodhi Rock, Prime Livity, Cali Conscious, After The Smoke, Yesai, Irie Nature and Eureka Sound.
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England: One Love Festival 2018: Biggest Reggae Line Up in World,
Tickets Selling Fast
A Reggae heatwave is upon us, it’s here and we can’t wait to welcome you all back to celebrate it at the One Love Festival. This year’s event has a huge, huge buzz about it - Alongside having the biggest Reggae line up in the World, our new extended areas ‘Kaya World Music Stage’, ‘Rasta Village’ and the holistic ‘Space of Love’ are on FYAH!
All tickets types are selling faster than ever before – 80% of Live in Vehicles have now been sold and only 30% of all other Ticket Types Remain
LAST REMAINING Glamping pitches left
We are very pleased to announce the day by day line up poster attached below (Whilst keeping a secret performance up our sleeves to be revealed at the main event :-)
Enjoy this story and many others in the annual Reggae Festival Guide digital magazine.
rfgProtecting Those Little Ears ~ Taking Kids to Music Festivals
By Nathanael and Tracey Heyman
Be sure to protect the ears of the youth in your life.
The Heymans share research on why it’s important to protect young ears from loud music and give a few tips to safely enjoy concerts and festivals.
Read the entire 84 page magazine here
It’s here: the 2018 REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE magazine. 84 pages of educational & entertaining articles, plus dozens of festivals: CLICK IMAGE 
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New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Icon Marcia Griffiths Defends ‘Electric Slide’ Authenticity and Releases New Single “Queen of Paradise!”
Reggae Icon Marcia Griffiths defends the authenticity of her classic song “Electric Slide” in response to allegations that the song is ‘really about a vibrator.’
Allegations surfaced online on Tuesday (June 26th) after a journalist claimed to have spoken to Bunny Wailer, the songs original writer, who was asked what the song was ‘really about.’  The writer asked the Reggae legend if the song was about a personal pleasure toy for women, to which Bunny reportedly replied, ‘are you just figuring that out?’
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Andru Branch :: "Always On My Mind"


-nominated Canadian recording artist Andru Branch recorded his debut album with members of The Wailers, his critically acclaimed second album with Ziggy Marley’s rhythm section and his award-winning recent album Step Into The Light with legendary Studio One bass player Brian Atkinson. Awarded “Inspirational Recording of the Year” at the Music Nova Scotia Awards, Branch’s fourth studio album is an all dub version entitled Step Into The Dub. Following the success of this year’s “Winter Of My Discontent”, Andru Branch & Halfway Tree bring you “Always On My Mind” to celebrate summer 2018, available at all your favourite on-line retailers. Stream "Always On My Mind" now! Named after the bustling music district in Kingston, where he has recorded and performed with many of Jamaica’s most celebrated musicians, Andru Branch & Halfway Tree continue to inspire fans around the globe, promoting equal rights and social justice. Championing the preservation of authentic roots reggae music and the timeless message of peace, love and unity, the music is gloriously hypnotic and the message is positively uplifting. “Nothing less than stunning.” – Exclaim! Magazine
Book now: 512-413-8461 (USA) • 902-228-2012 (Canada)
Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 3
Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide Vol. 3 brings together a group of great artists representing Latin American and the Caribbean. This album series has been able to find reggae artists from around the globe and showcase their contributions to reggae music while proudly representing their countries.
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Roots Reggae Singer, Likkle Lightning, Now In Jamaica Promoting His Recently Released Collaboration With Turbulence
Likkle LightningEarlier this year, roots reggae artist Likkle Lightning, who is based in the United States, recorded and released a collaboration with established reggae artist Turbulence. The song is a remix of his single “Early Morning Flash,” which is featured on his album, Conditions of Life. Since its release, “Early Morning Flash (Remix)” has been getting good support from both radio and club DJs. That being said, Likkle Lightning is now on the island and is making himself available for interviews and shows, all in an effort to shed more light on the record. Persons wanting to work with, or interview Likkle Lightning while he is in Jamaica, are being asked to contact Maria Jackson via email.
Brand new song by ESSKELL called "SUMMER TIME AGAIN"
Brand new song by ESSKELL called "SUMMER TIME AGAIN",
This song is full of high energy and good
vibes.Itillustrates what Jamaican People do in the summer time.
SUMMER TIME AGAIN is a real authentic dancehall song,
which will definitely have people dancing all over the world.
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Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown July 6 - 12

By Richie B

Top 25 Dancehall Singles, Top 25 Reggae Singles and Top 10 Albums/CD Chart.
Full Chart
Ital Statistics
On This Day in Reggae - July 5th
1939: Owen Gray is born in Jamaica.
1968?: Lady G (Janice Fyffe) is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. (some say b. May 7)
1975: Cape Verde independent
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Upcoming Festivals
Ostroda Reggae Festival
Jul-05-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Ostroda, Poland
POSTPONDED - Pressure Buss Pipe Tour
Jul-05-2018, Manhattan, New York, USA
African/Caribbean International Festival of Life
Jul-06-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Summerjam Festival, The 33rd
Jul-06-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Cologne, Germany
Levitate Music & Arts Festival
Jul-07-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA
Stir It Up
Jul-07-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Batroun, Lebanon
Peace Love & Happiness Reggae Festival
Jul-08-2018, San Jose, California, USA
Overjam International Reggae Festival
Jul-10-2018 - Jul-14-2018, Tolmin, Slovenia
California WorldFest
Jul-14-2018, San Jose, California, USA
Music in the Park San Jose presents Toots & The Maytals
Jul-12-2018, San Jose, California, USA
Katchafire + E.N Young & Imperial Sound
Jul-13-2018, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Jul-13-2018, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Reggae on the Mountain
Jul-14-2018 - Jul-15-2018, Topanga, California, USA
Island Reggae Festival, 7th Annual
Jul-12-2018 - Jul-15-2018, Grass Valley, California, USA
Reggae Sumfest
Jul-15-2018 - Jul-21-2018, Kingston, Jamaica
Bababoom Festival
Jul-17-2018 - Jul-23-2018, Fermo, Italy
Dub Camp Festival
Jul-19-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Joué-Sur-Erdre, France
Seasplash Festival
Jul-19-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Pula, Croatia
Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest
Jul-20-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Oroville, California, USA
Battle Creek Caribbean Festival
Jul-21-2018, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Jerk Jam, The
Jul-21-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Fareham, United Kingdom
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival, 13th Annual
Jul-21-2018, DULUTH, Minnesota, USA
Summer Reggae Wine Festival
Jul-21-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Mt. Airy, Maryland, USA
LB27 Reggae Camp
Jul-24-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Cegléd, Hungary
Iboga Summer Festival
Jul-25-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Tavernes de la Valldigna (beach), Spain
Guitarfish Festival,8th Annual
Jul-26-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Cisco Grove, California, USA
Roots & Culture Reggae Festival
Jul-26-2018 - Jul-30-2018, Latisana (UD), Italy
Summer Vibration Reggae Festival
Jul-26-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Selestat, France
Reggae in Wulf
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Friedberg (Bavaria), Germany
NorthWest World Reggae Festival
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Sandy, Oregon, USA
Uppsala Reggae Festival
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Uppsala, Sweden
Black Forest On Fire
Jul-28-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Berghaupten, Germany
Reggae on the Grass
Jul-29-2018, Denver, Colorado, USA
Montenegro Sun Reggae fest
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Budva, Montenegro
Fujahtive & RaLion Cottage Jam
Jul-27-2018, Midland, Ontario, Canada
Reggae On The Way
Jul-28-2018, Tacoma , Washington, USA
Reggae on the Grass
Jul-29-2018, Denver, Colorado, USA
Reggae on the River
Aug-02-2018 - Aug-05-2018, Garberville, CA
Music in the Park San Jose presents Third World and Jordan T
Aug-03-2018, San Jose, USA
Reggae Geel
Aug-03-2018 - Aug-04-2018, Geel, Belgium
Love Peace & Reggae
Aug-04-2018 - Aug-05-2018, Whitstable, United Kingdom
Durham Reggae Fiesta
Aug-04-2018, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Caribbean Afr'am Festival
Aug-04-2018, Killeen, Texas, USA
Boomtown Fair
Aug-09-2018 - Aug-12-2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
One Love Festival
Aug-10-2018 - Aug-11-2018, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
Right News Music Garden Reggae Festival 2018
Aug-10-2018 - Aug-12-2018, Lounovice pod Blanikem, Czech Republic
Reggae Bash Festival
Aug-11-2018 - Aug-12-2018, Sutton , Quebec, Canada
Rototom Sunsplash
Rototom Sunsplash Aug-16-2018 - Aug-22-2018, BENICASIM, Spain
Aug-18-2018 - Aug-19-2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Charlemont Reggae Festival
Aug-18-2018, Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA
One Love Music Fest
Aug-18-2018, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
Righteous Rockers Music Festival
Aug-18-2018, Tampa, Florida, USA
Cannabis Cup-Canada
Aug-24-2018 - Aug-27-2018, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
Foothills Music Festival
Aug-24-2018 - Aug-26-2018, Browns Valley, California, USA
Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival
Aug-30-2018 - Sep-03-2018, Long Creek, South Carolina, USA
One Love One Heart Reggae Festival
Sep-1-2018 - Sep2-2018, Woodland, California, USA
Reggae Pon Di Lake
Sep-02-2018, Sarasota, Florida, USA
Jerk, Seafood & Vegan Fest
Sep-08-2018 - Sep-09-2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Soul Rebel Festival, The 17th Annual
Sep-08-2018, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Reggae on Route 66
Sep-15-2018 - Sep-16-2018, Victorville , California, USA
Caribbean Nights Series
Sep-20-2018 - Dec-20-2018, NYC, New York, USA
Nigeria Reggae Festival
Sep-29-2018 - Oct-01-2018, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Autumn Reggae Wine Festival
Oct-06-2018 - Oct-07-2018, Mt. Airy, Maryland, USA
LA Regga Vegan Fest
Oct-07-2018, Los Angeles, California, USA
Reggae Wellness
Oct-27-2018 - Oct-28-2018, Port Antonio, Jamaica
JamRock Reggae Cruise
Dec-01-2018 - Dec-06-2018, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, USA
Jamrock Reggae Fest
Feb-01-2019 - Feb-03-2019, Negril, Jamaica

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