Friday 2 August

Main stage

Iba Mahr

Iba Mahr & Dubtonic Kru

Iba Mahr & Dubtonic Kru
20:00 to 21:00
Iba Mahr is the latest sensation in the authentic Jamaican loversrock. Driven by the inpiration of Rastafari he promotes Roots and Culture, wrapped in soulful reggae love songs. Iba had the opportunity - in his young career - to work with great artists like Max Romeo and Philip 'Fatis' Burrell. It proves that he's a very talented and promising artist.

Marcia Griffiths & Asham Band

Marcia Griffiths & Asham Band
21:30 to 22:30
Marcia Griffiths gained the most fame as a member of Bob Marley's backing choir The I Threes. For about 10 years Marcia, Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt were an essential part of the Marley magic.
Cutty Ranks

Cutty Ranks & Ruff Kutt Band

Cutty Ranks & Ruff Kutt Band
23:35 to 00:20
Cutty Ranks, born Philip Thomas in Jamaica in 1965, is a reggae and dancehall artist. His stage name stems from his sometime employment as a butcher.

Crucial P

Crucial P
18:00 to 18:45

Tifa & Ruff Kutt Band

Tifa & Ruff Kutt Band
23:00 to 23:35
Jamaica's new female dancehall sensation is called: Tifa. She grew up with her sepfather, Sampalue, the reggae producer who helped to build up the career of many artists, like Lady Saw. Because of this example Tifa decided in 2005 to give priority to her musical career and it seems that it was a very wise decesion.
Bounty Killer

Bounty Killer & Ruff Kutt Band

Bounty Killer & Ruff Kutt Band
00:20 to 01:20
Known as the Warlord, the Ghetto Gladiator, the Poor Peoples’ Governor, and the Five Star General, Bounty Killer is one of dancehall reggae’s most enduring artists and influences throughout the industry, known for his intricate, war-like lyrics, sound system dubplates, and stable of artists which has changed over the years but never lessened in popularity.
Pentateuch

Pentateuch

Pentateuch
18:45 to 19:30
Jamaica's most recent Rootsreggae Renaissance has been fueled by bands like Rootz Underground, Dubtonic Kru and Raging Fyah, whose members usually have a background at the Edna Manley College of the Performing Arts. Just like the five memebergs of Pentateuch.

Bounce dancehall

Heartbeat Movement

Heartbeat Movement
18:00 to 21:00
The winners of our Vi.be-contest! Their mixtape was very appreciated by the jury: nice musical architecture, tight mixes and a varied selection. Heartbeat is bitten by the red-yellow-green bug!
Silly Walks Discotheque

Silly Walks Discotheque

Silly Walks Discotheque
21:45 to 23:15
Silly Walks from Hamburg is one of the pioneers of the soundsystemscene in Germany. And the German scene is one of the biggest in comparison with the rest of the continent. The year of birth is 1991 and soon they received attention in the beautiful Arte documentary about reggae in Germany.

Admiral T

Admiral T
23:15 to 00:00
Admiral T. is born in Guadeloupe and is BIG in our southern neigbors. In 2004 he was the support act of Sean Peal in the Bercy Stadium and really impressed the people of Universal. He immediately earned a large record deal. His debut 'Mozaïk Kréyòl' was promptly re-released. With his second album 'Toucher L'horizon' he confirmed his talent became really successful. Admiral won already several awards: the Césaire of Music Awards in October 2006, Skyrock Music Awards in December 2007 and the Virgin Music Awards in Februari 2008.
Killamanjaro

Killamanjaro

Killamanjaro
00:00 to 03:00
The soundsystem Killamanjaro was founded in 1969 by the mysterious Mister Harper and is well-known for its participation in global clashes and its huge collection dubplates. Killamanjaro is a 'Year to Year-sound'. In the soundsystemscene it's quite hard to be legendary for more than 30 years. They worked together with mc's like Ricky Trooper and Freddie Krueger. It's therefore not surprising that this killer sound from Jamaica has been declared as the winner of the World Clash twice.
Randy Valentine

Randy Valentine

Randy Valentine
21:00 to 21:45
Randy Valentine is born in Jamaica and has a very laidback livestyle, which he conveys very well in his music. He quickly became very famous after his tour with Busy Signal in 2012. Since then he works with great artists like Assasin, Gyptian and Yami Bolo. His single 'Bring Back the Love' immediately ended up in the UK-charts in 2012.

18” Corner

Dub Fi Youth

Dub Fi Youth
18:00 to 20:00
Dub Fi Youth is a Roots Reggae sound system, driven by the inspiration of Rastafari. Aware of the fact that the youths of today are the people of tomorrow, they formulate their mission in showing the right path through the strength of conscious lyrics and sound. I never knew that education could be that easy and tasty.
Aba-Shanti-I

Aba-Shanti-I

Aba-Shanti-I
20:00 to 23:00
Aba was introduced to Roots and Culture through his father Allan's sound system at a very early age. He went on to become MC for 'Jah Tubbys Sound' travelling up and down the country chatting his conscious lyrics over heavy dubplate mixes.

Mad Professor

Mad Professor
23:00 to 01:00
Mad Professor - ok, you can also call him Mad Prof - is not mad at all. At least if an extra large portion of creativity and humour is not included in this definition. He earned his nickname in elementary school because of his talent for electronics. Mad Prof is very aware of what he's doing, he's a real expert. From the humble start in his living room in Peckhem Sound East London to his current empire 'The Ariwa Studio', which he runs with his son Joe Ariwa.
King Jammy's

King Jammy's

King Jammy's
01:00 to 03:00
Time for yet another living legend: Lloyd James aka King Jammy! Our 18” Corner will witness the musical rebirth of some original gold from ‘The Master’. Whilst working for dub originator King Tubby, King Jammy was still Prince Jammy.

Skaville

Gaz Mayall

Gaz Mayall
01:00 to 03:00
Gaz Mayall is a self-proclaimed musaholic. At his birth, he fell into a barrel, a musical barrel. His father is John Mayall, England's top bluesman. Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac were close friends of the Mayalls. Reportedly, his first words were 'Boogie Woogie'. Gaz has a collection of over 10000 records. 'Not enough', he says. This dandy, always dressed stylishly, fell in love with ska when strongly influenced by the 2Tone revival. His Gaz Mayall 'Blues and Rocking Night' is a place to be in London's nightlife, with visitors like David Bowie and Robert De Niro.
Prince Fatty

Prince Fatty

Prince Fatty
23:00 to 01:00
Michael Pelancoly aka Prince Fatty has found a very succesful recipe to translate ska and vintage reggae into a catchy, uptempo and poppy version for the 21th Century. I guess he always have a good laugh when he invent names for his records. Hear this: 'Survivel of the Fattest', 'Prince Fatty Meets the Drunken Gambler' - always with matching covers. But Fatty is just kidding. He works with the best Jamaican sessionists of London and guarantees a warm and authentic feel. In order to obtain that feel he uses vintage material from the BBB studios. Fatty produced reggae veteran Winston Francis, Hollie Cook and Little Roys reggae tribute to Nirvana. Faut le faire.

Dennis Alcapone

Dennis Alcapone
23:00 to 01:00
Reggae Geel injects the Prince Fatty show with some extra umpf by introducing a special guest: Dennis Alcapone.

Dukes of Skazzard

Dukes of Skazzard
18:00 to 19:30
Dukes of Skazzard is Benjies and Mpties classic soundsystem. Get ready for ska, rocksteady and early reggae!

Kev Casino

Kev Casino
19:30 to 21:00
Kevin, aka Kev Casino, first got in touch with the Ska, Reggae and Skinhead thing through his older brother when he was 13. Style, Fashion & Music flashed him right away!

Alex Copasetic

Alex Copasetic
21:00 to 23:00
The burden of being a full-blooded music-maniac weights heavy on Alex Copasetic. He collects a vast spectrum of sixties-sounds from Soul to Ska, Rock Steady to Reggae to R&B and 60s Garage and usually spreads his sets between all of these.

The Yard

Belgian Female Package

Crucial Belfam Showcase

Crucial Belfam Showcase
00:00 to 03:00

Fullanny, Ashwin Jaydee & Pablo Anthony

Fullanny, Ashwin Jaydee & Pablo Anthony
22:00 to 00:00
Bosch Records presents three of their best artists.

Dub Dokters + Open Mic

Dub Dokters + Open Mic
18:00 to 22:00
The Dutch Dub Dokters are from Amsterdam and are resident DJs on the Future Reggae Ruigoord events with their 'sound operating show'. Leading man Doctah-T always introduces some young talented Mc's to bring some vibes. He will also present en coordinate the 'Open Mic'. More news follows.
Saturday 3 August

Main stage

Capleton

Capleton

Capleton
22:15 to 23:20
Born Clifton George Bailey III on April 13, 1967, in the rural parish of St. Mary, Capleton earned his future stage name from friends who were so impressed with his sharp reasoning skills that they named him after the most famous lawyer in town.

Leroy ‘Heptone’ Sibbles & Asham Band

Leroy ‘Heptone’ Sibbles & Asham Band
17:45 to 18:45
Leroy Sibbles is a reggae musician from Jamaica. He was the lead singer for The Heptones in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to his work with The Heptones, Sibbles was a session bassist and arranger at Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s Jamaica Recording and Publishing Studio and the associated Studio One label during the prolific late 1960s.
Protoje & The Indiggnation

Protoje & The Indiggnation

Protoje & The Indiggnation
16:35 to 17:15
Protoje is one of the talented musicians who have the aim tot start a musical revolution. His father is a former Calypso King and his mother (Lorna Bennett) is a singer, so it was already clear very early how to the define the calling of Oje Ken Ollivierre (Protoje), reggae music!

Dubtonic Kru

Dubtonic Kru
14:05 to 15:05
Imagine heavy baselines, one drops, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards, popping percussion and conscious lyrics.. Now imagine roots reggae, imagine dub, rock… Put them all together and you get a new breed of Jamaican music called DubTonic Kru. Like their style of music, Dubtonic is a mixture of two words "DUB", relating to the heavy drum and bass aspect of reggae music and "TONIC", referring to medicine. The eclectic blend of music and musicians are certainly medicine to one’s soul and after listening you simply just want more of this TONIC. It's then no surprise, the level of positive energy that is shared through music between "Dubtonic Kru" and their listeners everywhere they perform.
Romain Virgo

Romain Virgo

Romain Virgo
00:00 to 01:00
In 2007, Romain Virgo wrote history as the youngest winner ever of the great Jamaican talentshow 'Rising Stars'. He grabbed the attention, that was almost unreal for a 17 years old boy. After this victory he became famous very fast and from that time on he is a very welcome guest at the great reggae dances and soundsystem events. In 2011 he made his debut at Reggae Geel and when remembering the hits 'Can't sleep', 'Who feels it knows it' and 'Wha dis pon me', we look forward to the performance of this Golden Voice!

Jah9

Jah9
15:35 to 16:15
Jah9 developed her own sound and sophisticated style in the underground poetry scene. Today she dreams of conquering the world.

Third World

Third World
19:15 to 20:15
Third World was founded in 1973 and till today it has a great reputation all over the world. The band is able to deliver a good dose of orginal reggae was clear from the beginning. The reggae classic '96 degrees in the shade', released in 1974, is a good example. Later on they've been influenced by elements of R&B, funk, dancehall and rap. In 1982 they again released a classic hit 'Try Jah Love'. The real commercial breakthrough came with the album 'Journey to Addis', where you can listen to a reggae cover of O'Jays 'Now That We Found Love'. This is the first time that Reggae Geel can welcome this 'band from long time'.
Busy Signal

Busy Signal

Busy Signal
01:00 to 02:15
Busy Signal, born in 1982, has expressed himself from a very good Dj to a innovative dancehall artist. His latest album 'Reggae Music Again' came a a real musical surprise and enjoys a worldwide hit status. Rootsreggae with a 70s feel, combined with a contemporary DJ style and a creative way of speaking. This album is a very important evoluation in the dancehall, herein linked to original Jamaican music catapulted directly into the 21th Century.
Iron Ites

Iron Ites

Iron Ites
13:00 to 13:35
Iron Ites is a roots rock reggae band who wants to spread a positive message in this time of tribulation. Together we fight babylon in a musically way. The music is mainly inspired by the 70' roots reggae.

Freddie McGregor

Freddie McGregor
20:45 to 21:45
Freddie McGregor (1956) was born and raised in Clarendon, Jamaica and at the age of 7 he was already part of the Clarendonians, a vocal ska and rocksteady band.

Bounce dancehall

Sentinel

Sentinel

Sentinel
23:00 to 00:45
Gyptian

Gyptian

Gyptian
01:15 to 02:15

Exco Levi

Exco Levi
00:45 to 01:15
Exco Levi was born in 1981 in Manchester, grew up in Clerendon Jamaica and moved to Canada in 2005. In Jamaice he gained experience in the Stineam and Triple Recording Studio's. After his move to Canada he quickly established himself as a valued reggae artist. One of the reasons is that he released his Canadian anthem 'Oh Canada'.
Mr Aya

Mr Aya

Mr Aya
17:35 to 17:55

Mighty crown

Mighty crown
02:15 to 04:00
Rakka

Rakka

Rakka
16:15 to 17:30, 19:15 to 20:30
Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet
15:00 to 16:15, 20:30 to 21:45
In 2007 Sista Bullet moved from Africa to Belgium and decided to build up an own sound with Tommy Trouble, Silver Bullet. They invited two people: Joe-e-Joe, a Dj from the hip hip scene and one of the residents during the Hot Sundaynights in Club Mondial in Maastricht and Mc D-Masta. In 2012 the crew got reinforced with Mc Frizco and Dj Rakka.
Pirates Crew

Pirates Crew

Pirates Crew
12:30 to 13:45, 18:00 to 19:15
The Pirates Crew boat from Ghent Belgium entered territorial waters about 10 years ago. Since that day they made many dances unsafe with their mix of reggae, ska, rub-a-dub & dancehall. For some years now they have been sailing the airwaves on Radio urgent.fm with their own dancehall program on Radio Pum Pum.
High Grade

High Grade sound

High Grade sound
13:45 to 15:00, 21:45 to 23:00
The people of High Grade Sound are veterans in the scene. Since 1999 they became a real party machine. They set every dance floor in fire and flames with a selection from rocksteady to the newest dancehall and they take you on a musical Caribbean journey.

Radikal

Radikal
17:30 to 17:35, 17:50 to 18:00
Deze dancehall dansers uit Hasselt namen al twee keer deel aan BigBang, een van de grootste wedstrijden voor urban dance in België.

18” Corner

Kibir La Amlak

Kibir La Amlak

Kibir La Amlak
20:30 to 23:00
The sound started as a two box youth sound in the 90's playing at house parties and community centres. From those times till now the sound has stayed with the tradition of being 'homegrown'. Everything from the tweeter boxes to the amp racks and the dubplates played through it are hand built. JT and Stamina Li first linked in 2005, under the '12 Jewels' camp along with Aslan formed the Horns of Jericho Sound System, then in 2007, JT and Stamina, set up a new sound named Teshuvah Hi-Fi. In 2008, after a period of reflection and meditation the sound emerged with a new name, Kibir La Amlak (meaning 'Glory to JAH' in Amharic).
Jah Tubby's (Professor Natty, Gregory Fabulous and Macky Banton)

Jah Tubby's (Professor Natty, Gregory Fabulous and Macky Banton)

Jah Tubby's (Professor Natty, Gregory Fabulous and Macky Banton)
01:00 to 04:00
Jah Tubby's Sound System was established in the 1970's in North London and by 1977 were playing against the biggest Sound Systems of the day. In early 1979 they had a Thursday night residency at Cubies club in Hackney and a Friday night one at Kippers Youth Club, Aldgate. By the middle of the year they had added a Sunday night session at the Noreik in Tottenham.
Addis Pablo

Addis Pablo / Sons of Dub

Addis Pablo / Sons of Dub
16:30 to 17:30
There is no doubt you didn't guessed it already, Addis is the son of the legendary Augustus Pablo, the almost mythical reggae act who played one of his last live shows on Reggae Geel in 1996. Addis Pablo has difficult task because it's not easy to walk in the footsteps of a father with that talent. He is unrivaled as a musician, producer, composer but also as a melodicaplayer. Addis is the perfect assistent in the camp of guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith, known from 'Inna Di Yard'. His 'For the Love of Jah' is reveived well and with his crew 'Suns of Dub' everything goed very well. Take the test on Soundcloud: his versions of 'Cassava Piece' are awesome!
Unlisted Fanatic (Collieman, Saimn-I, Moonshine horns, Paul Fox)

Unlisted Fanatic (Collieman, Saimn-I, Moonshine horns, Paul Fox)

Unlisted Fanatic (Collieman, Saimn-I, Moonshine horns, Paul Fox)
17:30 to 20:30
Black Pearl Sound

Black Pearl Sound

Black Pearl Sound
12:30 to 14:15
African Head Charge Soundsystem

African Head Charge Soundsystem

African Head Charge Soundsystem
23:00 to 01:00
Iconic psychedelic dub ensemble - active since the early 1980s - with a heavy dub sound, led by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah going Soundsystem-stylee!
Forward Fever

Forward Fever ft. Idren Natural

Forward Fever ft. Idren Natural
14:15 to 16:30
Forward Fever, a soundcrew from Bruges and Ghent, is born in the late 90s, driven by the enthusiasm of selectas Ira & Dello and chanters Ras Cloud, Saimn-I & Ion one.

Skaville

Big Tone & The Uptaker

Big Tone & The Uptaker
12:30 to 13:30, 17:00 to 18:00
Jef Verdick operates under the name The Uptaker. With that name he refers to the legendary LP of Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites, The Undertaker.

Gladdy Wax

Gladdy Wax
01:00 to 03:00

Tighten up crew & Oxman

Tighten up crew & Oxman
23:00 to 01:00, 03:00 to 04:00

Dr. Rodney

Dr. Rodney
16:00 to 17:00, 20:00 to 21:00

Don Letts

Don Letts
21:00 to 23:00

The Yard

Black Marshall

Black Marshall

Black Marshall
20:15 to 21:00
Comedy: Thriller Mil & Swa Ranking

Comedy: Thriller Mil & Swa Ranking

Comedy: Thriller Mil & Swa Ranking
13:00 to 13:15, 19:30 to 19:45
Hollie Cook

Prince Fatty ft. Hollie Cook

Prince Fatty ft. Hollie Cook
03:00 to 04:00
Karel ‘Jah Shakespear’ Michiels

Lecture: Karel ‘Jah Shakespear’ Michiels

Lecture: Karel ‘Jah Shakespear’ Michiels
13:45 to 14:30
Bunny "Striker" Lee

Interivew: Bunny "Striker" Lee (by David Katz)

Interivew: Bunny "Striker" Lee (by David Katz)
17:30 to 18:15
Saimn-I

Poetry: Saimn-I

Poetry: Saimn-I
13:15 to 13:45

Nyabinghi: Ras Lawi

Nyabinghi: Ras Lawi
12:30 to 13:00

Racine Congo

Racine Congo
19:45 to 20:15
Belgian French-speaking group, Racine Congo released in 2013, after two years work, their first album entirely self... If the foundation of their music is definitely reggae (all ingredients are: skank, one drop, engaged lyrics), the harmonies chosen, the presence of the accordion and cello, lack of battery and poetry texts provide elements that differ in the approach and give its originality and interest.
Don Letts

Interview: Don Letts (by David Katz)

Interview: Don Letts (by David Katz)
15:00 to 15:45
Don Letts is a British film director and musician. He is credited as the man who through his DJing at clubs such as The Roxy brought together punk and reggae music.
Black Star Foundation

Black Star Sound ft. Black Omolo, Smiley and Brainpower!

Black Star Sound ft. Black Omolo, Smiley and Brainpower!
00:30 to 03:00
Selector Den-Den (Black Star Sound) plays roots reggae with 2 record players and 7"-singles. Besides Jamaican riddims Black Star Sound also plays their own productions. Den-Den is often assisted by MC's and talented singers.
Chantelle Ernandez

Chantelle Ernandez

Chantelle Ernandez
22:30 to 00:30
Born Chantelle Vanessa Ernandez in Kingston, this songbird truly deserves the nickname she was given - "Young Veteran" - due to the impressive amount of work and experience that she has already and relentlessly gathered at her young age.

Son dél Ground

Son dél Ground
19:00 to 19:30
Dawn Hook and DTD Dancers

Workshop Dancehall: Dawn Hook and DTD Dancers

Workshop Dancehall: Dawn Hook and DTD Dancers
14:30 to 15:00
Dawn Hook (Stage Name- Sabrina) was born in the mid 70’s and is originally from the Caribbean Island St. Kitts with Jamaican roots.She grew up in the European city Rotterdam - Holland At the age of 13 she won a Latin dance contest and performed with the Merengue Band Las Chicas Del Can.