Reggae beats, Dub stages and Rasta stalls - welcome to the 19th Reggae Sun Ska Festival in Bordeaux. This weekender hosts some of the biggest names in rhythm and blues, so get ready to skank.
- When? 4th - 6th August 2017
- Where? Bordeaux, France
- Price: A three-day adult pass is €91
If the daily grind is leaving you more stressed than an elf at Christmas, then 'don't worry be happy' because we have the perfect solution. Returning for a boom-tastic 20th year, Reggae Sun Ska Festival in Bordeaux provides three days of beats to thousands of music-loving spectators. The largest of its kind in France, this weekender welcomes national and international reggae stars to the outdoor site, located in the south west of the city. The theme this year is 'United we stand' and with a festival this loved up, you'll soon be feeling that 'everything's gonna be alright'.
Previous years' have seen Reggae Sun Ska welcome a host of artists including Fat Freddy's Drop, Vandal, Dub Inc and Massila Sound System and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley. The main stages are suitably named - Natty Dread and One Love host international reggae names while the Dub Foundation stage is dedicated to (you guessed it) all things Dub. Alternatively, head to the Showcase Stage for exclusive, smaller sets from up and coming artists.
As you'd expect from a reggae festival, there's plenty of places to chill with a beer, watch colourful festivities or shop for handmade gifts, Jamaican jerk or rum punch. The site also has a good range of sleeping options with 10 hectres dedicated to camping. Alternatively (if you're feeling flash) then the festival has teamed up with Sleep'Em All Camping this year, which offers a range of tipis, huts, yurts and wagons. So what are you waiting for? 'Let's get together and feel all right' - three day passes to the event are 89 euros; one day passes are also available.
- Get there: Fly to Bordeaux then use public transport to get around the city.
- Stay: Book accommodation near the city centre so you'll be able to travel with ease.
Visit the Reggae Sun Ska website for more information.
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