Where is the world’s biggest reggae festival held? If you thought that was in Jamaica, then you would have been wrong. Local festivals like Reggae Sumfest and Rebel Salute cannot hold a candle to the likes of Reggae Summer Jam in Cologne, Germany or Rototom Sunsplash in Benecassim, Spain. Much has been written and said about the global love and appreciation for reggae, and it is also no secret that our artistes – veteran and new – make most of their money touring Europe, whether they perform at these huge festivals or in smaller, more intimate settings.
Let’s take a look at how reggae came to be so popular on the European scene.
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