Summer Jam Festival Gets The Go Ahead

Dancehall fever looks set to take over Germany again this year after Cologne’s Mayor Scrammer gave permission for the 2003 Summer Jams festival to take place.

The future of the event had been in doubt after police expressed concern over the recent increases in drug dealing and other criminal activity during the festivities.

The decision however is great news for Dancehall fans as the festival is the biggest Reggae event in Europe, attracting thousands of peaceful fans every year.

Since the launch of Summer Jams in 1986, the event has seen amazing performances from some of Reggaes most legendary stars including the likes of Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man & Black Uhuru.

Last year Capleton, Buju Banton & Luciano also performed in front of over 25,000 people.

Already scheduled to perform this summer are Anthony B, Jimmy Cliff, Patrice and for the first time Junior Kelly.

Many more artists are expected to confirm soon and fans will also get a chance to see the vast array of talented German and European Reggae bands on the scene.

The event will take place between from 4-6 July and will be held on the beautiful Regattainsel near the Fuhlinger See (Lake).

For more information about Summer Jams 2003:

www.reggaenode.de

According to BBC.co.uk

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