Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

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Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby Vital Sounds Hi Fi » Tue May 02, 2017 10:28 pm

Hey Baffers.

My partner and I will be in Germany (north, Berlin & Hamburg), Netherlands, Belgium & Paris in July.

What's happening? Sights, music, record stores, exhibitions etc??

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby j j » Wed May 03, 2017 12:54 am

Patate Records in Paris looked like a good shop (both times I went it was closed) . Not sure if it's still going/there? I'm sure someone here can confirm.
https://www.patate-records.com/

have a gr8 trip
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby lankou » Wed May 03, 2017 10:04 am

Nowadays, Patate is only open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, tha's why you were unlucky to find it closed.
Nowhere near as puzzling as Peckings opening hours, though ! :wink: (wonder how many times i found a closed door).
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby Reggaemusicstore » Wed May 03, 2017 10:37 am

Hi Marty

I'd recommend a trip to Bruges if you're in Belgium - a very old and well preserved medieval city that's easily reached by train from Brussels. I don't know if any sound system events are happening there then but even if they're not it's worth a day trip.
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby Dubdirectory » Wed May 03, 2017 6:18 pm

Reggae Jam in Bersenbrück 28.07.-30.07.2017

https://www.reggaejam.de/
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby dj745 » Wed May 03, 2017 7:23 pm

I visited Patate records on a Saturday recently and it was open, would also second reggae jam in July too

A visit to Hamburg would not be complete without a trip to Selekta's Record Shop

Loads of music festivals that time of the year check reggaeville for up to date listings
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby Vital Sounds Hi Fi » Thu May 04, 2017 5:16 am

Reggaemusicstore wrote:Hi Marty

I'd recommend a trip to Bruges if you're in Belgium - a very old and well preserved medieval city that's easily reached by train from Brussels. I don't know if any sound system events are happening there then but even if they're not it's worth a day trip.


Yes, Bruges is on the list. I hope you're well Mr Reggae!
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby Vital Sounds Hi Fi » Thu May 04, 2017 5:17 am

thanks for the tips so far, Respect
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby Apostle » Thu May 04, 2017 1:52 pm

There's loads of reggae events and festivals in Belgium.

In July I'd recommend Irie Vibes Roots festival in Kortemark, not so far from Bruges. It's from the 20th until the 21st of July. Line-up this year includes Pablo Moses, Brinsley Forde, Kebra Ethiopia, Entebbe, King Earthquake, Blackboard Jungle... Not too big and not too small, in the middle of a very quiet village surrounded by nature. Definitely worth it!

Also check the city of Ghent if you're around there, and Antwerp of course.
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Re: Visiting northern Europe in July - recommendations

Postby lankou » Thu May 04, 2017 5:37 pm

In Paris, you'll probably be interested in checking the Jamaica Jamaica exhibition which takes place in Cité de La Musique, north-east of Paris. Métro : Line 5 - stop : Porte de Pantin.
It is located near Parc de La Villette, a pretty cool place to hang out - nearbyt is La Cité des Sciences, a big place devoted to sciences bt not in a boring way.
There are also free concerts outdoors in the summer at weekends, any sort of music.
When you're there, try to check the reggae.fr website and their agenda, that will give you some clues about what is happening in the city. They also have plenty flyers at Patate.
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