Ostroda Reggae Festival 2016 ADD

08/11 - 08/14 2016

World Reggae Contest 2016 - Official Application List


World Reggae Contest 2016 - Official Application List

The application period for the World Reggae Contest 2016 was closed on May 16th.

This year we received 81 applications from all around the world. Surprisingly the most came from very distant places, like Jamaica or USA.” – says Piotr “Piter” Kolaj of Positive Music Promotion, the promoter of Ostróda Reggae Festival in Poland. This is where the contest's live final takes place for the second time.

Mirosław Dzięciołowski, the Contest manager, adds: “Now we will verify if all applications meet the contest rules. Then we make this huge work to analize the input carefully and choose our Top 10. It won’t be easy, as the level feels high.

On May 29th the festival promoters will present 10 best artists and expose them to public voting through a dedicated Facebook application. The fans will chose 5 finalists to perform at the main Red Stage of the Festival on Aug 14th. An International jury at site will decide on a winner. The best band will go for 5 days free recording session in Kingston, Jamaica with world-known producers Stephen Stewart and Sam Clayton.

The final show from Ostróda will be available as live video stream through Reggaeville.com, the exclusive media partner of the Contest.


Argentina: Nonpalidece
Brazil: Cidade Verde Sounds, Junior Dread, Nova Raiz, Reggae a Semente, Terra Prometida
Bulgaria: Rebelites
Canada: Tasman Jude
Chile: Aflora
Colombia: Alerta Kamarada
Denmark: Mystic MC
France: Meca aka NakSooKhaw,
France/UK: Subajah
Germany: Michael Herb, The Rude Reminders
Ghana: Allinor, Knii Lante
Hungary: Manaky
Italy: Ashraff 30, Muiravale Freetown, Patois Brothers, Quartiere Coffee, Wicked Dub Division
Jamaica: Adahzeh, Army Gideon, Blvk H3ro, Da Fuchaman, duBKor, Jah Rain, Jordan Mais & The Rebelistic Band, Krisitine Alicia, Persons of Interest, Reggae Octave, Sheldon Senior and The Conscious Rebelz
Malawi: Tamanya-Waka
Malaysia: Dr.Sakthi & The Zen People
Mexico: Chan Santa Roots, Pachedub Collective, Viento Roots
New Caledonia: I&I
Panama: Septima Raiz
Peru: La Renken
Poland: CGB (Cała Góra Barwinków), Dawid Albaaj, Etna Kontrabande, Janga Squad, Johny Rockers, No Logo, ZKS Squad
Puerto Rico: International Dub Ambassadors
Russia: Miss Baas
Rwanda: 2t Rwanda Reggae Artist
Senegal: Doolay
South Africa: Black Dillinger, Empress Pro
Spain: Koers
Sweden: First Light, Marx Gallo
Switzerland: Cookie The Herbalist, The Giants
The Netherlands: Heights Meditation, Rapha Pico, The Dubbeez
UK: Ben Russell and the Charmers, General Roots, Messieh & The Messagers, New Town Kings, Regime, Royal Sounds
Ukraine: The VYO
USA: Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Lion Powda, Lior Ben-Hur, Mighty Joshua, N.R.G. da Nu Ra, Goddezz with Time & Space Jubilee, Nostaljah, Soulmedic, The SImpkin Project, Vi-stylez, Zion Origin
Zambia / Poland / Canada: Rastarr