Overjam International Reggae Festival reaches over 10.000 people. The 4th edition goes over the italo-slovene organizers expectations!
The 4th edition of Overjam Reggae Festival, which took place in Tolmin between 12 August and 15 August and was the most successful one, came to an end. In the idyllic landscape, placed between the mountains and rivers Soca and Tolminka, over 10,000 visitors enjoyed in various reggae stylesperformed not only by the known artists such as GENTLEMAN , MELLOW MOOD, JAHCOUSTIX, RAPHAEL, MAX ROMEO, GENERAL LEVY and CHAM, but also lesser known names and sound & crew as RICKY TROOPER, OBF, FATMAN, JUGGLERZ, BROTHER CULTURE..
“The festival is growing and is becoming what we have initially wanted. This year’s Overjam Reggae Festival was actually the Overjam of excesses,” Andrej Težak – Tešky,
Despite the unfortunate situation, the organizers are not resting. Besides making plans for the next year, this year’s impressions of the festival, which ended on 15 August with the concert of General Levy and Cham, need to be scrutinized. Relaxed atmosphere and well organized festival made an impact also on the artists. Gentleman for example first visited Tolmin 10 years ago, though he still likes to come back:
“Mountains here are inspirational. They give me vibe, calm me down, and here I am relaxed.” Also Hollie Cook,
Cham, known also as a student of Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s youngest son, was thrilled to perform at OverjamFestival. “Tolmin has a very good vibe. It reminds me of the Jamaican countryside which is also surrounded by mountains.” Speaking about the influence of his music he said: “Music has no origin. Whatever society reflects we reflect back in music.”
The last day of the festival was dedicated also to Slovene reggae and ska scene, as the colors of Slovene reggae and ska-bands were well represented at the main stage (Yellow stage) by Raggalution, Red Five Point Star and Bro. In addition to the performances of stars on the main stage, the visitors continued to inhale reggae at the dancehall dub stage and throughout the day on the Yard (Jamcoast edition). Festival
About 3,000 people from 25 countries daily visited Overjam.”The popularity and visibility of the festival is growing alsoon social networks, however, we are most pleased that the European reggae scene recognized the potential and the quality of the festival. On Facebook we have 42,000 ‘likes’and followers,” Sandi Maver,