Toppa Top 10: Top 10 Summertime Reggae Festivals

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May 10, 2011

3.Reggae Summerjam (Cologne, Germany), July 1-3


No matter what your angle on reggae is (or music in general), we bet you’re gonna want to take a peek at the cost of flights to Germany after seeing the lineup Cologne’s Reggae Summerjam has put together this year. By far, the most intriguing collection of names on the lineup (which also includes Busy Signal, Jimmy Cliff, Youssou D’Nour and even New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty) belong to Lee “Scratch” Perry and his former collaborators, The Congos and–haven’t heard this guy’s name in a while–Max Romeo. After watching the Perry doc The Upsetter we’re pretty sure he won’t be reuniting with the Congos in July or ever, but we’re willing to hold out hope that the Upsetter and Romeo decide to recreate one of our top 5 all-time reggae tunes in “Chase the Devil.” Now, that would be worth drinking a few Becks to.