Reggae Geel, one of Europe’s oldest reggae festivals, was founded in 1978. Throughout the years Reggae Geel became a trendsetting and authentic festival. Every year we bring the best of what Jamaica has go to offer to the ‘Belse Bossen’ in the city of Geel. What once started as a party in open-air is now a leading festival with over 30,000 visitors each year.
Those that ever tasted our Mainstage (live bands), Bounce Dancehall (dancehall & ragga), 18” Corner (dub) and Skaville Circus (ska & rocksteady) won’t forget the goodies we serve. Reggae also invests constantly in fresh talent. As promoter of the Benelux Reggae Contest we annually search for new live bands and by organizing the vi.be contest we give a stage for young MC talent in our Bounce Dancehall.
We are also very proud that Reggae Geel is a Fair Trade Festival. By serving honest coffee, fruit juice and tea we try to promote fair trade. It is our philosophy that a respected farmer is a happy farmer.
Reggae Geel hopes to embrace more uplifting actions in the future. It is our clear wish to import as much positive vibrations as possible from Jamaica to the city of Geel.
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Reggae Geel in 9 pictures