last update Sept 04th 2004 by AB

reggaenode report about

Chiemsee Reggae Summer

20th / 21st / 22nd of August 2004

at Übersee-Almau / Chiemsee

Review CRS 2004 and photo gallery

Short review by Anne

25000 guests enjoyed Chiemsee Reggae Summer 2004. Thank you to the organizers!
An extra "thank you" to the people who develloped (and will maintain) the transport concept. Due to this concept, it was possible for ticket holders to head to the festival by public transport from almost every part of southern Germany without being charged. 13000 festival guests took this offer and travelled by public transport. Consequently there was no need of using all of the fields, which have been planned for being used as parking areas. Actually 2 of them could stay closed.
Another effect of the transport concept: no costs for transport and parking give the youths a chance to participate a big festival like this. Strolling along the camping areas and inside the festival itself, it was nice to see a lot of youths having fun.
Another "thank you to the organizers" for the excellent selection of artists! Partytime in the tent , one big name after the other on the main stage.
Just a few impressions:
Main stage: good vibrations with Misty In Roots .. 10 minutes for Ini Kamoze are definetely not enough .. Alpha Blondy handicapped by an injured leg but still strong and powerful on the stage .. Beres Hammond mesmerizing .. Cocoa Tea sweet and soft .. Buju Banton full of energy like always ..
Tent: Horace X makes the crowd flying .. Zoe, Tippa Irie, Les Babacools, Jahcoustix... just to name a few. There was always big party in the tent!

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Running order CRS 2004:

Friday 20.08.2004 (doors open 4am):
  • Mainstage:
    • 05.00pm Ini Kamoze and I Qulah and Kulcha Knox
    • 06.15pm Rico Rodriguez & Soulfood International
    • 07.45pm Max Herre
    • 09.30pm Buju Banton
    • 11.30pm Seed
  • Tentstage:
    • 06.00pm Jobarteh Kunda
    • 07.20pm Dubplate 48
    • 08.50pm Bad Manners
    • 10.00pm Two Delicious feat. Seanie T.
    • 11.00pm Horace X
    • 00.40am Zoe & K.P. Crew
    • 02.20am Tippa Irie & Band

Saturday 21.08.2004 (doors open 11.00am):
  • Mainstage:
    • 12.00am HeadCornerstone
    • 02.00pm Misty in Roots
    • 04:00pm Cocoa Tea & Kok
    • 06.00pm The Wailers
    • 08.30pm Beres Hammond feat. Marcia Griffiths
    • 11.00pm Alpha Blondy & The Solar System
  • Tentstage:
    • 03.00pm Ohrbooten
    • 03.40pm Raggabund feat. Don Caramillo, El Grimal & Lobstar
    • 05.10pm House of Riddim feat. Ganjaman, Jah Meek, Conscious Fiyah
    • 06.40pm Jahcoustix feat. Dubios Neighbourhood
    • 07.50pm Higher Heights Soundsystem
    • 09.00pm Sam Ragga Band
    • 10.30pm Silly Walks Soundsystem
    • 11.40pm Les Babacools
    • 02.00am Culcha Candela

Sunday 22.08.2004 (doors open 11.00am):
  • Mainstage:
    • 12.00pm Mellow Mark
    • 01.30pm Nosliw & Band
    • 03.30pm Culture
    • 05.30pm Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell Dub Band
    • 07.30pm Beginner
    • 09.30pm Shaggy
  • Tentstage:
    • 02.00pm Bradley's H
    • 03.15pm Don Abi (Brothers Keepers)
    • 04.25pm Turtle Bay Country Club feat. Dub Decade
    • 05.50pm Overproof Soundsystem feat. Rockers Hifi
    • 07.30pm Jamaica Papa Curvin & Lilian Gold
    • 09.30pm Frederic Galliano & The African Divas

for actual running order check also

General Info:

  • Tickets:
    • Three days ticket: Euro 64.-- + 5 Euro deposit for trashbags incl. fees, camping and parking
    • Ticket includes free transport in Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony (Bayern, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Thüringen, Sachsen), see Cooperation with Deutsche Bahn
    • children of age under 13 free
    • Info-and Ticket-Hotline: 08621 / 646464
    • Online Order:
  • Travelling:
    • by car: BAB München-Salzburg, Exit Grabenstätt, then follow signs
    • by train: this is highly recommended! , Cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, then use shuttle from Übersee
    • Shuttle buses:
      • Thursday, 19.08.2003 through Monday, 23.08.2004 (12.00) between Bahnhof Übersee and festival area
      • Going swimming in Chiemsee: Shuttlebus from Bahnhof Übersee to Strandbad Feldwies: buses run from Thursday, 19.08. through Sunday, 22.08. daily from 10am to 7pm
  • Camping:
    • open Thursday 6 pm through Monday 10 am
    • Three days ticket is mandatory!
  • Facilities:
    • Free of charge: huge circus tent, swimming in Lake Chiemsee, huge beergarden, Kindergarten (for kids age 4-8)
    • Info- and Service-Center, luggage storage, meeting point, lost-property office
    • supermarket on the campground
    • enough toilets and shower facilities
    • laundry facility

    Use your CRS-Ticket for public transport in Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony (Bayern, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Thüringen, Sachsen)

    Tickets for CRS (three days ticket as well as one day ticket) can be used from 19. - 23. August as tickets for public transport in Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony (Bayern, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Thüringen, Sachsen):
    • all "Nahverkehrszüge" of "DB Regiao"
    • all S-Trains (S-Bahn) in Munich and Nürnberg
    • regional networks RVO und RVA (ohne MVV)
    • all extra trains running between Munich and Übersee
    • all busses of RVO/RVA
    • all shuttle-busses at CRS
    • in Austria: regional trains ("Nahverkehrszüge") of ÖBB running between Innsbruch and Kufstein
    Deutsche Bahn will run extra trains (Sonderzüge) as follows:
    • Friday, 20.08.2004: 2 special trains (11:30pm - 2:30am) from Munich to Übersee
    • Sunday, 22.08.2004: One special train will run from Übersee to Munich (arrival in Munich around 11pm)
    • Monday, 23.08.2004: 1 extra train (ca 9:00am); trains running to Munich will provide more carriages
    For more info see


    Official CRS pages:

    Reggaenode about CRS:

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