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French reggae festival to celebrate Jamaica 50

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Thousands head to The Garance Reggae Festival each year. This year, the festival will be celebrating Jamaica's 50th year of Independence. - Contributed

The 21st Garance Reggae Festival kicks off tomorrow with four days of must-have reggae vibes at the Arthur Rimbaud Park at Bagnols-sur-Ceze.

The Garance Reggae Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence and pays tribute to what a release from the organisers described as a 'remarkable island whose influence has reached the four corners of the globe'.

Following a record attendance last year (48,000 tickets sold), this year's Garance Reggae Festival has adapted to accommodate its ever-growing public, offering even safer and more reliable facilities.

The festival has become the not-to-be-missed event for reggae and dub aficionados throughout Europe. As always, the festival will showcase the very best in reggae legends, revelations and surprises.

Garance Festival line-up

Main Stage :

I-Threes Feat Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Pam Hall

Johnny Osbourne

Morgan Heritage

Alpha Blondy


Sly & Robbie, Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander

The Mighty Diamonds

Freddie McGregor

Bob Andy

Leroy Smart

Derrick Morgan

Jamaica All Stars

Lloyd Parkes

Derajah & Donkey Jaw Bone

Raging Fyah

Busy Signal

Biga Ranx

Dub Station Corner:

King Jammy vs Mad Professor

Downbeat The Ruler Vs Soul Stereo

Aba Shanti-I

King Alpha

Rootsting Feat. Murray Man

Dubkasm Feat. Solo Banton


Blackboard Jungle and more.