Updates

  • We'd like to thank everybody who made the 38th edition of Reggae Geel happen! Thank you to all staff, builders, technicians, sound engineers, artists and soundmen, security, volunteers and everybody who visited!

    Reggae Geel 2017 will take place on the 4th and the 5th of August 2017.

  • Check out the free Reggae Geel app for tons of interesting information about the festival and the artists that play here. Fill out the quiz to win free tickets or checkout the hotspots on the festival terrain.

  • Reggae Geel is concerned about your health and comfort. Therefore, we already invested years into measures to ensure you can safely enjoy the festival. We offer free water points, ear buds, condoms, etc.

  • We've added Aswad, Tanya Stephens and Wayne Wonder to the line-up! Check out the line-up page for the full line-up.

  • During a board of directors meeting this morning we decided to cancel the performance of Sizzla at Reggae Geel 2016. A full statement (in dutch) is available here: Persbericht - 13-07-2016 - Annulering Sizzla.pdf

  • Glass is no longer allowed since 2016 on both the festival and the camping! There will be checked for glass at the entrances. Because this is the first year, we provided space to pour the glass bottles and glass containers in other containers. We recommend to bring no glass

  • Met bijna 100 artiesten op vijf verschillende podia veranderd Reggae Geel 2 dagen lang in een uniek evenement. Het festival vindt plaats op 5 en 6 augustus 2016 in Geel. De komst van Beres Hammond, Gentleman & Ky-Mani Marley, Tarrus Riley, Junior Reid, Lee Perry en vele andere toppers was al eerder bevestigd. Nu de lijst compleet is overtreft Reggae Geel elk ander reggae festival in Europa

  • A Marley (Ky-Mani) combined with the biggest reggae star in Europe (Gentleman). The most stunning voices of the past (Beres Hammond, Junior Reid, Pinchers) and present (Tarrus Riley, Kabaka Pyramid, Alaine). Lee 'Scratch' Perry with his favourite (Belgian) best backing band. And in their wake a few of the most promising up and coming fresh talents from Jamaica. The lineup for the main stage is already bound to be a roaring success, and there are quite a few spots yet to be filled.

  • In recent years Reggae Geel fully supported the Benelux Reggae Contest (BRC). Although this developed into a strong brand within the region, it was decided not to organize a BRC this year. But have no fear, as one of the greatest reggae events in the world we feel that it’s our duty to offer a platform for non-professional reggae artists, ...

  • A special thanks goes out to everybody who helped making Reggae Geel 2015 an other unforgettable experience! Thank you to all volunteers, organization, artists and of course to you, our visitors!

  • Charlie Chaplin

    Unfortunaly we have to announce Charlie Chaplin has canceled his performance at Reggae Geel since he refused to take his flight to Belgium. His managment tried to convince him to perform anyway but this didn't work out. Brigadier Jerry and Josey Wales did reach Belgium and will be playing a longer set on saturday. Therefore an updated timetable can be found on the line-up page.

  • The online ticketsales has ended, there are still tickets available at the door.

  • Mr. Lexx

    Mr. Lexx replaces Jah Vinci, who cancelled a few days before the festival. We tried everything to get him here, but management would not be swayed. Thankfully we did manage to find a worthy replacement on such short notice, and according to connoisseurs and fans it might very well be an upgrade.

  • Quality Nights at Reggae Geel
    An initiative coordinated by VAD and The Druglijn. Quality Nights advocates a wide range of services and measures at festivals (and other events) that allow "healthy" partying. Reggae Geel has been given a positive evaluation almost across the board: earplugs, water, varied meals, info about drugs, condoms... Ital vital!
     
    For more information on Quality Nights at Reggae Geel (in Dutch), visit http://www.qualitynights.be/nl/event/reggaegeel
     
  • Reggae Geel App

    The new Reggae Geel app is available in the App and Play store starting today. The app contains a fun quiz, all information you want about the artists performing on Reggae Geel this year, the full timetable and much more. You can download the app here.

  • Bomb-A-Sound Crew

    We now know who won the Vi.be DJ contenst! Congratulations Bomb-A-Sound Crew! With a diverse mix of old and new songs from roots to dancehall, they won the last empty spot on the stage of the Bounce Dancehall.

    Now the line-up is complete we'd like to announce the full timetable. You can find the timetable on our line-up page

  • Following the positive experience of last year, Reggae Geel has once again made 25 000 euro available for social projects with a maximum amount of 2500 euro per project.

    One thing has changed though; this year we will be making a deliberate choice for projects that breathe reggae or for artistic projects that evolve around the theme "young people and music".

  • Over 70 names, 2 well-lined festival days, 2 superstar headliners: Reggae Geel will once again be a memorable event, we can already promise that much. With reggae, ska, dub, dancehall and  nyabinghi of all times and colours, spread across 5 stages. The big names you're aware of: on Friday on the main stage Super Cat -dancehall icon and in Europe for the very first time!-, Barrington Levy, Spragga Benz and Assassin. On Saturday Shaggy -Mr. Boombastic himself-, Bitty McLean, Etana, Twinkle Brothers, Josey Wales, Brigadier Jerry and Charlie Chaplin.

  • Music is no competition! Nonetheless last Saturday saw 3 MCs and 3 Bands entering the arena of the Tilburg Hall of Fame for the finals of the BeneluXXL Reggae Contest 2015. The old railway buildings made a gorgeous backdrop for a heroic but chiefly friendly battle for the abundance of prizes the BRC had to offer. In the end 'Pascion' and 'Heights Meditation' were voted best MC and best band respectively.

  • It won't be easy to match last year's phenomenal edition, but the first names on the line-up are certainly a leap in the right direction. Performers on the main stage include the crown princess of reggae, a dancehall star and the oldest roots band in the business. The Bounce tent showcases a German top sound, while the 18" corner hosts two legendary crews and the Yard is home to poetry and nyabinghi; now who can say that reggae is always the same?
    And those are just the first couple of acts to be announced...

  • BeneluXXL Reggae Contenst 2015

    The semi-finals of the BeneluXXL Reggae Contest 2015 started a few weeks ago. In this round the ten bands and ten MC's / Singers are trying their very best to reach the live final of this by now highly regarded contest.

  • Thank You!

    We would like to thank all staff, artists and visitors for another great edition of Reggae Geel.

    Reggae Geel 2015 will take place on Friday the 31st of July and Saturday the 1st of August.

  • The online presales have ended, but you can still get tickets at the festival entrance.

  • With Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Sanchez, Bunny Wailer, Yaadcore, Alpha & Omega, The Pioneers, Yah Youth and a whole bunch of other names, we complete our line-up for Reggae Geel 2014!

    The concert of Lost Ark Sounds ft.Pura Man & Congo Ashanti Roy is unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Luckily, we have found a worthy replacement in Gorgon Sound.

    Check out the complete line-up here!

  • Those who buy their tickets during the pre-sale, will have an advantage this year. Due to an extreme and unforeseen rise of our organizing costs, which was beyond our control, we are forced to raise the ticket prices at the registers with € 5. However, the prices will remain the same for the pre-sales. Even more of a reason to order your tickets as soon as possible.

  • Ron Muschette

    MC on the main stage is going to be Ron Muschette, the most popular radio DJ of Jamaica by far. His daily morning show on Irie FM is listened to worldwide. All the big stars have stopped by there at one time or another, but he also welcomes foreign artists with open arms (and a chest full of hilarious jingles and station calls). With Ron Muschette there is also a top entertainer on stage in between the performances.

  • ‘Sun is shining, the weather is sweet’ that must have something to do with the first names we are revealing! With Beenie Man, Protoje, Chronixx, Midnite, Massive B, Channel One and Lost Ark Sounds, Reggae Geel 2014 is already a success. Check out the full list of already confirmed names on our line-up page!

  • Unfortunately Barrington Levy and Exco Levi canceled their show, the line-up for today has changed a little. Check http://www.reggaegeel.com/en/lineup/list for more information.

  • The Third World 40th anniversary tour continues Poland, Germany, Belgium and France

  • Due to the announced heat wave expected for the weekend, we have made some measures to make Reggae Geel as enjoyable as possible.

  • Heartbeat Movement14 sound systems/DJ's signed up on http://vi.be for a slot in the dancehall of Reggae Geel 2013. Heartbeat Movement will be opening the festival on friday at 18h.

  • Are you a talented singer, singjay or MC with a healthy dose of courage and do you want your 10 minutes of fame at Reggae Geel? Than your in luck because this year on friday, 20.00 till 22.00, we're organizing an Open Mic in The Yard. This session will be led by Dub Dokters selector: Doctah T. We do ask you sign up in advance.

    What to do?

  • vi.be

    Do you consider yourself a sound system talent? Are you completely into reggae, ragga or dancehall? During the month of june vi.be will be invaded by Reggae Geel in search of upcoming sound system and MC talent. Grab your chance and earn your spot in our Bounce Dancehall!

  • Reggae Geel informs! Presenting: the new edition of the Benelux Reggae Contest, the biggest band- and MC-contest of the lowlands. Why? Due to overwhelming success of the previous three editions. And as one of the BRC-partners, we intend to launch the newest talents in Reggae, Dancehall and Ska.

     

    What’s new?

     

  • ticket reggae geel

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    Reggae Geel 2012 is niet uitverkocht. Je kan nog dagtickets of combitickets kopen aan de kassa. Veel plezier!

    Dear visitors, 

  • mobile website

    mobile websiteWisten jullie al dat Reggae Geel ook een mobiele website heeft? Wanneer u met de smartphone naar onze website surft, zal u automatisch doorgestuurd worden naar een mobiele versie.

  • Hours have been added to our lineup page. Also, a .pdf with a detailed timetable is available for download.

    Enjoy!

  • Reggae Geel brengt het wereldwijde web naar de wei!

    Na de lancering van onze fonkelnieuwe, drietalige website, gaat Reggae Geel 2012 resoluut door op online communicatie. Tijdens de editie 3 en 4 augustus 2012 pakken we uit met iets nieuws: onze eigen Twitter-Helpdesk!

    Op gezette tijden voorzien wij het publiek van informatie via Twitter. Verschuivingen in het programma, organisatorische aanpassingen en diverse informatie zullen we zo snel bij onze bezoekers krijgen.

  • Reggae Geel is only a few weeks away! Fans are getting excited, and so are the artists. In these videomessage, Mr. Vegas, Peter Metro & Squiddly Ranking drop us a line for his coming show on Reggae Geel festival, Enjoy! 

    New! Videodrop Tanya Stephens

  • We are sad to announce that Linval Thompson was forced to cancel his show on Reggae Geel due to passport problems. We keep you informed.