The Reggae Festival of Germany – Summerjam

To make life positive, diverse and tolerant – that is the motto of the Summerjam. As one of the largest reggae festivals in Europe, it attracts huge crowds every year and always offers a unique experience. Once a year different people come together in Cologne to celebrate the festival at the Fühlinger See for more than 3 days and to celebrate love and tolerance.

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From Bob Marley to Seeed

The first Summerjam in 1985 was an unexpected success. The organizers were unsure if this would work out.  Originally it was only a day concert and because Reggae was not really known in Germany, the success could not be foreseen. But then it happened – 8000 people came to the Summerjam and it was clear there was a future for it. Meanwhile the Summerjam is the oldest festival in Germany and the oldest reggae festival in Europe. Inspired by reggae legend Bob Marley, the music trend from the 80s was brought to Germany by reggae legend Bob Marley and is still a phenomenon where Seeed and Gentlemen, when they were even more unknown, performed back then – today they are stars.

Highlights of the Summerjam Festival

Over the last few years countless acts have gathered on the Summerjam. From Seeed to Gentleman to Alligatoah, Sean Paul and Capleton, the Reggae Event of the Year also offers musical diversity. The motto changes every year – the spirit remains the same: Together for tolerance, diversity and a positive attitude to life. Every year a different summer adventure awaits you directly at the Fühlinger See – hot weather, cold drinks, loud music and cooling down right in front of you. What more could you want from a festival? It’s probably one of the few places even we at FIV can’t help you.

Summerjam – Tickets and Prices

With such a coveted festival, it is definitely worth taking early care of festival tickets. As with many of the big festivals, they are often sold out very quickly. At the moment there are the popular “Early Bird” tickets, which are offered at a reduced price. The 3-day hard- or e-ticket costs you 110,-€, on which another 8,-€ VVK fee is added. How long offer is available is uncertain. So if you know you definitely want to go to the Summerjam, even though the line-up is not out yet, you should make sure you do, because the offer is limited.

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Camping on the site

In contrast to other festivals like Rock am Ring, or Hurricane, Summerjam offers free camping for every visitor who has bought a weekend ticket. For 2019 the camping areas will open on 04.July.2019 at 08:00am. Before Monday, 01.07. no camping is permitted in the Fühlinger See area.
The city of Cologne will take action against Wild Campers.

more camping info:

  • From Monday, 01.07.- 10.00 o’clock the camping areas C2, C3, C4 are open for VORAB-CAMPER
  • From Wednesday, 03.07.-10.00 all camping areas are open.
  • The fee per person/per night is €15,- ( Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday )
  • On all days camping wristbands or festival bands must be shown at the entrances to the campsite.
  • From Thursday, 04.07.2019, camping is free of charge.

Camping Areas

The camping areas are numbered for orientation. Please use only the signposted camping areas (C1-C6), which offer space for all. All paths must be kept clear! These are rescue entrances for ambulances, fire brigades, etc., in order to be able to save lives quickly if necessary – yours or that of your friends. Camping is strictly forbidden in the woods and on the parking lots! In all camping areas there is a camp service. Here you will find information, always cold drinks at fair prices and in the morning coffee and breakfast. In case of problems, emergencies and suggestions the staff of the camp service is at your disposal. The opening times are Thursday, 04.07. to Monday, 08.07.2019 (08.00 o’clock – 03.00 o’clock).

Caravan Camping

Since 2018 you can also rent a parking space for your caravan camping for an extra charge. Here once your possibilities listed:

  • P5: quiet + flushed toilets, allocation of parking space on site. The plots are 5x6m or 5x7m (65,-€ / pitch).
  • P8: next to the dancehall area incl. electricity 220 V max. 50 meters away, additional Dixi toilets. We provide plots in the classes Standard (2,5m x 6m), Luxury (5m x 6m) & Business (5m x 8m).

Note that every passenger also needs a festival ticket to gain access to the Caravan Areas. Arrival is possible from Wednesday 14:00.
No additional tents are allowed on the caravan parking spaces. Motorhomes, caravans and camping buses such as the VW T4 or similar are permitted. Converted cars or station wagons are not considered motorhomes and entry is not permitted with a valid caravan ticket.

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