Overjam Festival, 13.-16.08., TOLMIN, Sotočje (SLO)

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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.


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 first confirmed artists are: Chronixx, Dub Inc, The Skints, Zion Train, Macka B and Luciano, 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.

An extraordinary line-up:

At this year’s edition we will be delighted to host Chronixx, one of best Jamaican rising stars, who in the past two years has entertained reggae lovers at the main festivals all over the world. For the first
time in Slovenia will perform Dub Inc, a world-renowned French group, who has toured all over the world. We will listen to the English band The Skints, who has been entertaining reggae lovers with their extraordinary vocalist for many years now. Moreover, the legendary Zion Train are back: after 20 years and 13 albums they have been awarded with the prestigious “Jamaican Reggae Grammy”. On Main Stage will perform the legendary Luciano, one of the most important reggae artists of all time, and an old acquaintance of Slovenian stages Macka B.At the Dancehall Arena will perform Herb-A-Lize It Soundsystem, who have been nominated as one of the 5 best international soundsystems for the fifth time. At the festival will perform also DJ Rakka, the Belgian rising star, and Supersonic Sound from Berlin, one of the best European soundclashers.In the following days we will announce some other confirmed artist, who will further enrich our extraordinary festival line-up.

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!

location overjam girlsTickets

Early-bird presales - until 30.4.2014 at only EUR 69.00

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-points you 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.

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location overjam haengematteMajor improments 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.

location overjam riverDuring 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!


Chronixx was 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.

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).

Zion Train are 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'.

Luciano began 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.

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.

Dub Inc is 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.

Rakka isn’t only a mash up DJ, his history is mashed up itself: born in Ghent (Belgium), growing up in Spain, having Russian blood running
through his veins…This background and his Master degree in philosophy made him look to the world and music in a different way. Rakka combines all kinds of music. From Dancehall, Urban and Classics, to Rock, D’n’B and so much more. But Rakka isn’t the average party-dj. He never plays hits, only anthems. He represents Jamaican music in all of his sets but he isn’t a ‘sound system’.

Herb-A-Lize It Energy, excitement and the element of surprise are elements you'd get in a typical Herb set. No two sets would ever be the same because nothing is planned in this Sound. A combination of Reggae, Dancehall and Soca with a few surprises in the mix are the key ingredients in a Herb-A-Lize It cook up. Apart from being notoriously known for their impressive custom tunes and extraordinary live performances, Herb-A-Lize It is also well known for being the only Dutch soundsystem that hosts sound-clashes. “War-Inna-East” is a yearly clash organized by Herb-A-Lize It, bringing together the finest international soundsystems to do battle on Dutch soil.

Supersonic Sound - It all started with a pack of mix CDs named Supersonic in the summer of 1998 that Panza released all by himself. Things started to develop and Panza soon saw himself selecting at various clubs in his hometown Berlin where he met Spider the following year. The two played their first gigs together and became the core of the soundsystem as it still exists today. Later that year both linked up with Uzi, a soundclash enthusiast who took care of sound fx and administrative issues. In 2001 Sonic won the “Kill Or Be Killed” newcomer clash and gained ground among the German soundclash fraternity.
They toured all over Germany, played major festivals and participated in soundclashes. The real breakthrough came with “Riddim Clash 2004” where Supersonic buried three opponents at Munich’s Muffathalle. Internationally Supersonic made a mark in Gambia in 2008 and gained lots of new. The following year it was time for the selection called “Message To You Rudie” produced by Blender. In 2012 Arno and Chris
joined Supersonic and became the new generation of the sound.


Video reports from the 2nd Edition:

First Day

Second Day

Third Day

Forth Day

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