Published on April 15th, 2016 | by Joachim

Freedom Sounds Festival 2016

The fourth edition is of the Freedom Sounds festival is soon to come. We can expect two nights to remember.

On the weekend 22.-23. April 2016, the city of Cologne will welcome an impressive legion of Ska legends, experts and lovers, with acts from the UK, Spain, the USA, Germany, Italy, Jamaica and beyond. It’s the biggest lineup to date.

We have just uploaded an RSS trailer with impressions from earlier days at the Freedom Sounds festival to get you in the mood for a look at this year’s running order:

Running Order
Friday
Main stage
23:50 – 01:15 Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra (USA)
22:25 – 23:20 Akatz (Spain, Basque Country)
21:00 – 22:00 Reggae Workers Of the World (USA)
19:45 – 20:35 Arthur Kay & The Clerks (UK, Germany)
19:15 – 19:45 The Clerks (Germany)
18:10 – 18:50 Chainska Brassika
17:05 – 17:45 The Defekters (UK)
16:00 – 16:45 Downbeat Rockers (Germany)

Bar room
23:20 – 23:50 Masons Arms + Surprise Guests (various)
22:00 – 22:25 Masons Arms (Germany)
20:35 – 21:00 The Uppertones (Italy)
18:50 – 19:15 The Uppertones (Italy)
17:45 – 18:10 Reggae Workers Of The World (USA/Belgium)
16:45 – 17:05 DJ Wicked Bighead
15:30 DJ Wicked Bighead
from 1:00 Allniter mit DJs Wicked Bighead, Alex Fireball

Saturday
Main stage
23:55 – 01:15 The Top Cats (UK)
22:35 – 23:30 Earl 16 & the Magic Touch (Jamaica/UK/Germany)
22:10 – 22:35 The Magic Touch (Germany)
20:50 – 21:45 Jaqee + Band (Uganda/Sweden)
19:35 – 20:25 The Meow Meows (UK)
18:20 – 19:10 The Hempolics (UK)
17:10 – 17:55 Le Pélican Frisé (France)
16:00 – 16:45 Flow (Germany)

Bar Room
23:30 – 23:55 Mick Clare (UK)
21:45 – 22:10 Mick Clare (UK)
20:25 – 20:50 Joe Scholes (Germany)
19:10 – 19:35 Nely Daja (Germany)
17:55 – 18:20 Joe Scholes (Germany)
16:45 – 17:10 Nely Daja (Germany)
15:30 DJ Wicked Bighead
from 1:00 Allniter mit Natty Bo’s Killer Diller Scorchers, Tin Wish Tin & Wicked Bighead

Get more info about the artists and the venue at: http://www.freedomsoundsfestival.de/.

We can’t wait for next weekend to come.

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. He's currently writing songs for the first album of his Acoustic Ska project Joe Scholes



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