Relax on the soft waves and cool vibes of reggae and electronic beats at this South Carolina music festival
Thousands are preparing to descend upon Lake Murray, South Carolina, for the annual Reggae-Electronic Music festival simply known as Reggaetronic, this month. The day-long music festival is known for it’s regional reggae-electronic bands and DJ’s playing on a 100% floating stage in Jim Spence Island Cove. Their summer beats can be heard over 3 miles away, attracting one of the lakes largest fleet of floating vessels who line up to enjoy the music and celebrate community and friendship.
In only seven years, Reggaetronic has gone from a modest backyard gathering of friends to one of the most popular lake country festivals in Columbia attracting thousands. This year, headliners include Passafire, Henry Fong, Sun-Dried Vibes, Bois Obscur, Lefty at the Washout, and Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans. Here is a guide on everything you need to know.
When is Reggaetronic?
Reggaetronic is a one-day musical festival taking place July 14th. The festival will release an inclement weather date closer to the scheduled festival.
Where is Reggaetronic?
The flotilla is hosted on Lake Murray in the Jim Spence Island Cove. The festival itself is in the midland area of South Carolina, where temperatures and humidity can exceed 100 degrees. Besides music, the festival also offers houseboats and cabanas for VIP attendees.
Who can attend Reggaetronic?
EVERYONE! This is a family-friendly, pet-friendly event.
If you plan to attend with your own boat, the best points of entry are located at the Lake Murray Dam in Irmo and Jake’s Landing in Lexington. Be sure to arrive to your departure point between 9:30am and 10:30 to ensure you arrive by the 11:30am festival start time. If you happen to be one of the lucky VIP attendees, you must be at the festival by 11am to avoid major boat traffic at the stage area.
If you are interested in parking your boat overnight to avoid traffic, please contact Lake Murray Marina for availability.
Can I smoke/drink at Reggaetronic?
Illegal activities including illicit drug and/or alcohol abuse will not be tolerated at the festival. Onsite law enforcement officials will be there to ensure a fun and family friendly environment is adhered to. Alcohol is permitted, but all local, county, and state laws are still in effect and will be enforced.
How much are Reggaetronic tickets?
General admission is FREE. Simply arrive with your boat, floats to enjoy a dip in the water, and food and drinks. VIP passes are available for $250.
What to wear to Reggaetronic
This festival is on an open lake, so expect a lot of sun during the day and plenty of people wearing as little as they can. Check out our favorite items for this summer.