Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Only the name has changed

With the Humboldt County CA reggae festival dispute now settled, the winning side is getting on with the business of actually producing a festival. The producers of Reggae Rising, which will replace the long-running Reggae on the River on the same Dimmick Ranch site and same first weekend in August date, are positioning the new event as a natural evolution of the old one.

The festival's recent e-newsletter stresses that the event is run by the former production team, People Productions, and it features three staff members who are veterans of Reggae on the River. Such assurances could settle any doubts by long-time attendees that the festival experience will be different.

The newsletter reports that the festival is more than halfway to a sellout, and that some of the prime campgrounds are already or close to being filled. To help bring in the faithful, the artist lineup includes three sons of the legendary Bob Marley (Stephen, Damian and Ziggy) along with a roster of other top reggae names.

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