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OVERJAM international reggae festival
“OVERJAM INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FESTIVAL” – 3rd edition
Sotočje, TOLMIN – Slovenia
13-16 August 2014
SHAGGY is the superstar confirmed at the Overjam International Reggae Festival!
From 13th to 16th of August 2014 in Tolmin, Slovenia, the 3rd edition of the Overjam International Reggae Festival will be held. A top-of-the-class line-up, with fresh new artists and timeless legends. The last confirmed artist is the world famous reggae-pop superstar Shaggy!
Shaggy, known all over the world for his hit singles Boombastic, Angel and It wasn’t me, will perform for the first time in Slovenia!
Shaggy, born Orville Richard Burrell in Jamaica, but living in the USA, does not need any particular presentation.
He is a hitmaker, who mixes different musical genres. After 11 albums released in over a decade, in 2013 he returned to his Jamaican origins with a new magnificent album. A Grammy Award winner and nominee, he has received several international awards, and will perform in August in Tolmin, and will be the crowning of the extraordinary line-up at his year’s Festival.
In addition to Shaggy, Chronixx, Dub Inc, The Skints, Zion Train, Macka B, Luciano and Train To Roots,who will delight the massive from the Main Stage, while the Dancehall Arena will be set on fire by Herb-A-Lize It Soundsystem, DJ Rakka and Supersonic Sound.
Do not miss the Overjam Preparty that will be held on 09.06.2014 at Channel Zero in Ljubljana, Slovenia. To the event will participate the Overjam Crew and several international DJ. You can win free Festival’s tickets too, so do not miss this opportunity!
Overjam among top European reggae festivals:
The Overjam International Reggae Festival, which last year exceeded the expectations of the audience, organizers and media, is reaching for the stars and becoming one the most important reggae festivals in Europe!
Early-bird presales - until 30.06.2014 at only EUR 79.00. One-day tickets at EUR 25.00 are available too!
Jump on board the Festival's train!
The Slovenian Railways (Slovenske železnice) and the Overjam International Reggae Festival have created a new concept - Get on board the Festival's train and reach the Sun!
This new offer is intended for the visitors, who would like to attend the Overjam International Reggae Festival by train, thus reducing travel costs and the impacts on the environment.
By purchasing a Festival's ticket at the Slovenian Railways' ticket-pointsyou will granted a 50% discount for 2 persons, for the route you prefer.
The discounted ticket that will be given you after purchasing a Festival's ticket will be valid for two people to and from the Festival.
Mayor improvements in 2014:
The festival, which will be organised again by the Italian cultural association Overjam, the Slovenian agency Kurz rock vibe d.o.o. and the Austrian agency CiK - Cafe im Künstlerhaus, aims at becoming a crossroads of cultures and a means for supporting the message of solidarity and equality promoted by reggae music, showing once again that we are all united in diversity.
During this year’s edition we will implement some majors improvements referred to the stages and the comfort of our beloved visitors. More info available soon!
Nature, culture and music, mostly live and played with passion, will bring us back to the heart of Jamaican roots reggae, which has been gradually overshadowed by the increasingly more popular digital music. Main and second stage with roots, dub and dancehall music, four days of sun, good company and positive vibrations in a beautiful natural setting, non-governmental organizations, stalls, sports, entertainment, good food and wine, a pinch of ecology and awareness are the ingredients for a great reggae festival!
Bios of confirmed principal artists:
Shaggy, born Orville Richard Burrell on 22.10 1968 in Kingston, JA. At 18 years he moves with his family to Brooklyn, where he studies to become a vocalist. Later he enters the Marine Corps. From this experience he finds the inspiration for his first hit single Boombastic, released on the homonymous Grammy Award winning album in 1995. From 1993 to 2013 he releases 12 albums with several world hits: Boombastic, Angel and It wasn’t have reached the top of American and world charts and are considered as reggae-pop classics.
Official website: http://shaggyonline.com/
It wasn’t me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g5Hz17C4is
Chronixxwas the 'stage' name his friends bestowed on him, replacing the name 'Little Chronicle' he was given as the 'junior' to his father, the artist Chronicle. With a big smile and an engaging personality, he confidently set out to make his mark in music, by writing his first song 'Rice Grain' by the age 5. Coached by Danny Browne, he recorded his first song with him in 2003. At 14 years, he started producing and 'building riddims' for artists such as Konshens and Munga Honorable and composing riddims such as the 'Freezer Riddim' for Icebox Records and voicing artistes such as, Popcaan for Maverick Records. Sky is the limit for this young man, who sees music as his mission. That’s way he is considered, at only 21, one of the most requested reggae stars in the world.
Official website: http://chronixxmusic.com/
Here Comes Trouble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfeIfiiBTfY
They don’t know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGM3UZX518I
Macka B is a British-born reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According to AllMusic.com "Macka B was one of Britain's most influential dancehall toasters." Macka B's music is based around the political and spiritual message of the religion, with an often light and humorous touch. Working with the Mad Professor, he combined dancehall and dub styles of reggae, although has avoided a more commercial crossover approach. Macka B’s first album, Sign of the Times, was released in 1986 on the Mad Professor’s Ariwa label. The album was well received and reached the top of the UK reggae album charts. His next few albums were similarly acclaimed: We’ve Had Enough (1987), Looks Are Deceiving (1988). Down Driver". Macka B won British Best Male DJ awards in 1991 and 1992. He also become the first Reggae artist to tour the former Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia).
Official website: http://www.mackab.com/
Medical Marijuana card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9kSRBprPdE
Zion Trainare a British dub reggae ensemble. Their initial releases were the singles "Power One" and "Power Two", which became hits on the dub scene in the early 1990s. In 1992 they released the ground-breaking 'Follow Like Wolves' single which fused Dub and Acid House styles and spawned their reputation as innovators. Their second album, Natural Wonders of the World in Dub, hit the UK indie charts in 1994 and was followed by several small-issue EPs. Additionally, they worked on remixes for The Shamen, Afro Celt Sound System, Loop Guru, Kava Kava and others.
Lately, their early albums, such as A Passage To Indica, have been cited as primary influences on the minimal techno and minimal dub genres. This line-up released the album Live As One, with which Zion Train won the 'Jamaican Reggae Grammy 2007' for 'Best Dub Recording'.
Official website: http://www.wobblyweb.com/zt/
Follow like wolves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_JU7wVRm8E
Lucianobegan recording in 1992, with his first single "Ebony & Ivory" on the Aquarius Record label, followed by his debut album Moving Up for RAS records in 1993. With the release of his landmark CD "Where There Is Life" in 1995, Luciano emerged as one of the most important reggae singers in decades and the greatest hope for roots reggae's survival in the digital dancehall era. Since that much acclaimed release, Luciano's music has been consistently praised for imparting sentiments of spiritual salvation, edification and humanitarian upliftment. By 2001, Luciano had released two live albums as well as two compilation albums alongside Sizzla and Anthony B. He was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer on 15 October 2007, in recognition of his contribution to reggae music.
Official website: http://www.lucianomessenjah.com/site/index.php
It’s me again Jah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35obFivafAQ
The Skints are a band from London, United Kingdom. The Skints mix reggae, ska, dub, punk & hip-hop, dubbing their sound as 'East London Reggae'. In December 2011 awareness of The Skints grew rapidly due to the release of the music video for their cover of Brit School Singer Katy B's Katy on a Mission. The video received over 10,000 views on the first day. Since its release the video's view count rose to over 70,000 within the month due to multiple plays on BBC Radio 1 and heavy sharing on Blogs and Social Networking sites.
Since 2008 the band have toured extensively, playing hundreds of shows, supporting bands that include The King Blues, The English Beat (The Beat UK), The Aggrolites, Gym Class Heroes, You Me at Six, Sublime with Rome, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, The Slackers, Gogol Bordello and Bedouin Soundclash.
Official website: http://www.theskints.co.uk/
Train To Roots are one of the most famous Italian reggae groups. They come from Sardinia. In 2004 they released their first album, followed by foru more.
Their unique live shows are a result of the passion for music, creativity and positivity.
The 8-member band performed at all mayor European reggae festivals.
Official website: http://www.traintoroots.it/
Dub Incis a reggae band from Saint-Étienne, France together since 1997. They combine a range of styles, including dancehall, dub, ska and even rap. Their music is also influenced by African and Arab music with their songs being sung in a mixture of French, English, Arabic and Kabyle. The band has released five studio albums. The first three, Diversité (2003), Dans le décor (2005) and Afrikya (2008). Rude Boy Story is the first documentary film released about this band.
Official website: http://www.dub-inc.com/en/home/
Chaque nouvelle page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjwQudZdL1s