Reggae Geel


Big Youth

FRIDAY 2 AUG - Gold Stage

COUNTRY: Jamaica

GENRE: Oldschool toasting

🔥Big Youth emerged as a significant force in reggae during the early and mid-1970s.

🔥Pioneered the art of toasting within reggae music, laying the groundwork for modern rap and hip-hop.

🔥Created a rich discography, including classic albums like Screaming Target and Dreadlocks Dread.

From the streets of Kingston to the global stage, Big Youth has been a monument in reggae music. His slick & unique toasting style influenced reggae and dancehall and left a mark on the development of rap and hip-hop. He started his career in the vibrant dance halls of Jamaica and quickly became a cultural icon, known for his deep voice, spiritually insightful lyrics, and a style that resonates with the struggles and hopes of his audience.

His legendary tracks and albums made him a voice for the voiceless and a beacon for the Rastafarian movement. Until today, Big Youth remains an iconic figure in reggae, bringing the soul and resilience of its roots while influencing future generations of artists.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to his music, a live Big Youth show is an unforgettable experience, packed with the best rhythm, rhyme, and soul of reggae. Make sure to catch him at our Gold Stage!