Reggae acts are being featured prominently at mainstream festivals these days. BottleRock in Napa, California is the latest.
There has been an ever-growing niche market for reggae bands to be featured at music festivals across the United States. But, in the past, the bands were buried below a dozen lines of headlining acts and special guests performers. That belief is slowly dwindling down, as the reggae bands rise to the top.
This year at the 4th annual BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley, three prominent acts in the reggae genre will be featured performers. Ziggy Marley is one of the top listed acts performing over the three-day festival. On the next line of the festival flyer, Michael Franti and Spearhead will be featured, as well as Hawai’i natives, Iration.
With over 75-bands featured over the three-day BottleRock Festival, having three top-tier acts from a genre, that many consider as an afterthought, speaks volumes to the growth of reggae in the United States. In Europe, South America, the Caribbean and the islands across the globe, reggae is the one of, if not, the most prominent forms of music in their respective cultures. Perhaps, the United States is finally catching up.
On the BottleRock Festival lineup, the headlining acts for the weekend will be Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stevie Wonder, as well as Lenny Kravitz, The Lumineers, Florence and the Machine, among others.
The three-day music, wine, food and craft brew festival will take place on May 27-29, 2016 at the Napa Valley Expo in Napa, CA. General admission tickets are available now, starting at $299, as well as various VIP, Suite and Platinum passes at increasing values.
BottleRock Festival has drawn crowds of over 100,000 people the last three editions, so purchase your tickets accordingly.
For more information on the BottleRock Festival, follow the links below.
Video: BottleRock Festival – Lineup Announcement Video