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Not only for reggae fans
August 13, 2014   
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International reggae stars will flock to the picturesque Mazuria Lake District for the Ostróda Reggae Festival, which is being held Aug. 14-17.

This year’s headliners include Dub Inc (France), The Skatalites (Jamaica), Chronixx & ZincFence Redemption (Jamaica), Easy Star All-Stars (U.S.) and Zion Train (Britain/Jamaica). They will perform alongside top Polish reggae acts such as Mesajah, Maleo Reggae Rockers, Bednarek, Vavamuffin, Ras Luta, Tabu, Jafia Namuel, Bakshish, Cała Góra Barwinków, Kacezet & Fundamenty, Dubska and Bethel.

The Ostróda Reggae Festival started in 2001 as Ost-Rock-Reggae and was renamed in 2004. Each year, the festival is attended by around 10,000 fans and over the last 13 years it has featured over 550 acts, including 220 from abroad. Past performers include Poland’s best reggae bands such as Bakshish (pictured), Daab, Habakuk and Izrael, and the festival has also been a launching pad for the now popular bands Junior Stress, Vavamuffin, Eastwest Rockers, Jamal and Tabu.

Audiences in Ostróda have also seen live performances by some of the most prominent figures on the international reggae scene, including Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage, Max Romeo, Misty in Roots, Steel Pulse and Dub Inc. Extending beyond reggae music, the Ostróda Reggae Festival welcomes acts that pursue other genres as well, such as Dreadzone and Fat Freddy’s Drop.
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