Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sunrise Reggae and Ska Festival in Germany: July 12-14, 2013 - Reggae, ska and one love -- Jamaica Observer

Tarrus Riley headlines this year’s Sunrise Reggae and Ska
Festival in Bavaria, southern Germany http://www.elements4events.de/
Reggae, ska and one love
Cecelia Campbell-Livingston
This is the fifth of an eight-part series on summer reggae festivals around the world. ONE of the smaller events on the busy European summer circuit, the Sunrise Reggae and Ska Festival, is held in Lake Burtenbach, a village in Bavaria, southern Germany. This year's show takes place July 12-14 and has, for the first time in its short history, a Jamaican headliner in singer Tarrus Riley. According to Christoph Völpel -- CEO of promoters Elements4events — getting the She's Royal vocalist is a big thing.
"The last six years we had only German reggae stars like Hans Söllner and Jamaram," he told the Sunday Observer. "More and more artistes ask us if they can play at the Sunrise." -- Christoph Völpel -- CEO of promoters Elements4events http://www.elements4events.de/
Singer Peter Lloyd, who had a handful of hits in the 1990s, is also on the show, which again is dominated by homegrown acts. Singer Jahcoustix, Dubtari and Collie Herb are confirmed for Sunrise Reggae and Ska, an event Völpel says honours "one love, roots and reggae culture". While acknowledging that it isnot as big as other German reggae festivals like Chiemsee, he is pleased with the progress Sunrise has made going into its seventh year. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Reggae--ska-and-one-love_14624370. For further information: http://www.elements4events.de/, https://www.facebook.com/reggaeville and https://myspace.com/tarrusriley


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