The Reggae Recipe
15th Anniversary Weekender
19-20-21 June 2020


On the 19th of June 2005 Reggae Recipe was making its humble debut in a now defunct venue just behind Dam Square. 15 years later we're an established name for reggae-minded people in town and 'your men in Amsterdam' for all foreign reggae punters in love with Foundation Sounds.
Time fi celebrate in style with yet another weekend of tasty music and sound food!

3 DAYS - 5 EVENTS - BBQ PARTY - EUROPEAN TOP DEEJAYS - CARIBBEAN FOOD AT EVERY EVENT!

BOOM-BOOM PROVIDED BY SOUNDS and PRESSURE SOUND SYSTEM (Lincoln - UK)

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:


Friday 19 June

16:00-20:00 - Warm up party
@ Uitvlugt (Van Hogendorpstraat 923)

22:00-3:00 - Reggae Recipe Inna The Zen Style
@ Hippo Studio (Van Slingelandtstraat 5)

Saturday 20 June

17:00-21:00 - Warm up party
@ Akhnaton (Nieuwezijds Kolk 25)

23:00-5:00 - Boss Sounds Allnighter feat. Valv-A-Tron Sound System
@ Akhnaton (Nieuwezijds Kolk 25)

Sunday 21 June
17:00-21:00 - BBQ party with dj set
@ Checkpoint Charlie (Nassaukade 48)

DJ LINE-UP

Phil Bush (Sounds and Pressure - Lincoln)
Johan Malm (Reggae Scorcher - Malmö)
Tomas Lundberg (Reggae Scorcher - Malmö)
Johan Lindberg (Reggae Scorcher - Malmö)
Miss Cerilla (Dundee)
Dj EWA (Easy Time / Blazing Friday The Zen - Amsterdam)
Flavio Bacardi (Reggae Recipe - Amsterdam)
Bopper (Reggae Recipe - Amsterdam)
Rico (Reggae Recipe - Amsterdam)

AT THE MIC
MC Champian (Tighten Up! Crew - London)

ADMISSION PRICES
Weekender Pass (incl. BBQ): € 29,00 plus € 1,00 booking fee
Friday/Saturday Combiticket: € 20,00 plus € 1,00 booking fee
Saturday night: € 15,00 (cash at the door)
Afternoon events: FREE ENTRY

TICKETS
Tickets for all (paid) events available here.

Sunday BBQ is sold as part of the Weekender Pass.
We won't be making extra food to be sold on the spot.

VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN?
If you are coming to the Sunday BBQ, please send us an email to info@reggaerecipe.nl before 14 June 2020.

FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Join the Facebook group 'Reggae Recipe 2020 - Accommodation Deals & Tips!' and stay smart in Amsterdam!

SEE YOU IN JUNE, AND ENJOY!








































 
 
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So it all started...

Sunday 19 June 2005: the official debut of Reggae Recipe and one of the nicest days of my life.

The first Reggae Recipe website was live since April and now we had our first party, in the now shut De Diepte, a rock club just behind Dam Square.

That day was a scorcher (literally!), and the Oosterparkfestival was also being held on that afternoon, featuring, among other world music acts, the recently formed Ska Cubano, on the axis London-Havana.


I remember cooking a lot of Caribbean finger food in the morning, then walking to the park (I lived in East Amsterdam back then) to meet up with my friends from the Amsterdam Scooter Club, present in full force for this event, and sharing my food and drinking beer with them under the baking sun.

Then into the tent for a stunning performance of this great combo, featuring members of The Trojans, Top Cats and experienced Cuban Musicians.
It was a delightful sweat bath!

Shortly after them, on a small side stage along one of the park's main paths, a very young band was having his second show ever. My then partner in crime Marco aka Charley Rhythm had already told me about this 'uptempo reggae' band on the bill. That name certainly meant something interesting, that's what I thought. Those fellas definitely had a clue...
And, yes! They definitely had. And their name was THE UPSESSIONS!
Fantastic own compositions in a distinctive early reggae style, with a touch of The Specials for good measure.
Marco was quick enough to immediately book them for September and since then they became the most featured act in our programming.

Time to go home, change clothes, pack the records and head for De Diepte.
The place was empty and we started with an empty room too, fearing a flop of our debut (it was a Sunday too, so not so much hope for the place to fill up later on). But eventually the place really got packed, and among the crowd we could spot the faces of a few people we gave the flyer to earlier in the day.

Then the party came to an end around 3:00 or 4:00, and it was time to pack our stuff, grab our payout (20 euro each!) and drink our last beer sitting down in Dam Square in that warm night, toasting to the start of something nice.

Which it definitely has become.

Flavio