Toppa Top 10: Summer’s Best Reggae + Caribbean Music Festivals

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May 22, 2015

7. Boomtown Fair (Winchester, England; August 13-16)

Another eclectic festival featuring top reggae artists alongside acts from a multitude of other genres, Boomtown Fair unfolds over four days on the stately premises of Materley Estate in Winchester, England. Stephen Marley and SOJA get top billing on this yearโ€™s edition, but thereโ€™s also people like “gypsy punks” Gogol Bordello, blind Malian duo Amadou & Mariam and hip-hop/house legends, the Jungle Brothers. Further reggae (and dancehall) flavor comes from Cutty Ranks, Cham, Protoje & Indiggnation, Barrington Levy, Anthony B, Turbulence and Ward 21. Thereโ€™s also โ€˜nuff sound system showcases with selectors including David Rodigan, Shy FX (featuring Stamina MC) and Chopstick Dubplate (featuring Jah Mason).