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Reggaeville presents World Reggae Contest @ Ostroda Reggae Festival 2015


Reggaeville presents World Reggae Contest @ Ostroda Reggae Festival 2015

We are proud to present the World Reggae Contest @ Ostroda Reggae Festival. Apply now @

Read below the official press release:

Ostróda Reggae Festival
in Ostróda, Poland, with its 15 years history has become one of the leading European reggae events, famous for interesting lineups, high production level, great spot and amazing vibes.

After many years of organizing a contest for young Polish reggae bands, which succeeded to be the main promo platform for newcomers in the Polish scene, in 2015 we are calling all bands from around the world to participate in the World Reggae Contest, presented by – the main global reggae portal and in partnership with famous Harry J Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.” – says Piotr “Piter” Kolaj, the head of the festival.

The World Reggae Contest is open to artists playing reggae and subgenres (ska, rocksteady, dub, dancehall) from all corners of Earth.

We are happy to give some exposure to interesting international talents through this Contest” – says Julian Schmidt, CEO of “That’s great opportunity and no-one can lose, just profit out of this.”

The final of the competition will take place at the main Red Stage of Ostróda Reggae Festival in Ostróda, Poland, on August 8th, 2015 and the winner will fly to Jamaica for a free recording session at Harry J Studios in Kingston with its legendary producers Stephen Stewart and Sam Clayton.

Harry J Studios is one the most important recording places in the reggae history, with Bob Marley & The Wailers first albums, Burning Spear and countless other historical and contemporary artists doing their sessions there. It has also seen visits of ones like Rolling Stones, The Who or Grace Jones. The Studio, started by late Harry J in 1972, is famous for its great acoustics, analogue equipment and love for music.

The final show in Ostróda on 8th Aug will be live broadcasted in free-access video stream through

The Contest is divided into several stages, including selection of 5 finalists by the fans through online voting and chosing a winner by a jury consisting of the reggae world authorities as well as representation of the collaborating partners.

All good artists welcome!


Stage 1: April 11th - 30th 2015
Application period for the Participants

Stage 2: May 1st - 10th 2015
Selection of 10 semifinalists by the Festival promoters

Stage 3: May 11th - 24th 2015
selection of 5 finalists by the fans through online voting

Stage 4: June 1st 2015
public announcement of the 5 finalists

Stage 5: August 8th 2015
Final show at Ostroda Reggae Festival. The Jury will chose the winner.
The winner will be announced same evening.


  • The winner of the Contest gets:
  • 5 (five) recording days at Harry J Studios in Kingston, Jamaica in mutually agreed time period, not later than February 2016.
  • The session recorded and mixed by Harry J Studio legendary producers: Stephen Stewart and Sam Clayton.
  • Flights to Jamaica for the above recording session for all members of the winning band
  • Help in organizing accommodation/local transports/food etc. during the trip to Jamaica (The Winner cover these costs on their own).
  • 3000 Euro cash award

All other finalists get:

  • 500 Euro cash award (per band)
  • Coverage/features through Reggaeville, Ostróda Reggae Festival and associated websites
  • The festival t-shirt for every person