The UK's only annual reggae camping festival, One Love celebrate their 10th anniversary next year, and will be celebrating this milestone as well as honouring Bunny 'Striker' Lee who is celebrating his 50th years in Reggae and Greensleeves Records 40th anniversary.
50 years in Reggae music, reggae producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee will be celebrating this amazing achievement as the festival's main compère and guest of this year's festival. To reflect this organisers will be booking artists that Bunny Lee has been fundamental in creating careers for and hosting various meets and greets and presentations. Reggae Legend Derrick Morgan will be joining One Love to celebrate Bunny Lee's 50th anniversary.
In addition Greensleeves Records will be celebrating their official 40th anniversary celebrations at One Love Festival and the iconic reggae record label will showcasing past and present acts with Q&A's sessions and presentations.
The event created in recognition of one of the world's greatest ever rock gig, Bob Marley's famous 1978 'One Love' concert, will host Delroy Williams and Sons of Africa, Saxon Sound System, Blackslate, Capital Letters, Suns of Dub, Channel One Soundsystem, Iration Steppas, Dennis Bovell, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Smith & Mighty, Earl Gateshead, Love Express, Blackstar Sound, Maestro Sound, GI Roadshow, Stereophonic Sound, Nick Manasseh, Direct Impact, Instrument of Jah Sound System, Mixmaster Morris, Dan Wiltshire, The Reggae Choir, and many, many more.
For the line-up details as available see the One Love Festival line-up page.
Organisers say, "Celebrating Ten fantastic years of One Love Festival where we have created a platform for the Pioneers of the genre to perform alongside the new Roots Generation; embracing UK Sound System Culture and all the sub genres of that. We are pleased to be celebrating this achievement with two key movers and shakers in Reggae Music Industry the first being Bunny 'Striker' Lee who is celebrating his 50th years in Reggae and Greensleeves Records 40th anniversary – This years line up will be in honour of these two mighty influencers."
Early bird adult (aged 16+) ticket is priced at £99 including camping. Teen's tickets (for those aged 14 to 17 years) are priced at £80. Child, live in vehicle and car parking tickets will also be available at a later date. Day tickets are also available priced at £35 for adults. Please note that all under 16 year olds must be accompanied to the festival by an adult. An adult cannot be responsible for more than 4 under 18 year olds each. Proof of age for child tickets may be required on site.
One Love did a 10th year survey asking their customers for input and the organisers have listened offering more Ska and Lovers Rock acts, improved general toilet facilities, improved campsite toilet and shower facilities, a new quiet, family area and a communal BBQ area in the campsite.
There will also be some new additions including two new facilities. The first is the Reggae Education Marquee, a place to meet, greet, to talk with this year's performing artists, screenings of Reggae films, art exhibitions, book and album signing sessions, talks, Q&As, guest speakers - hosted by Bunny Lee and friends, Greensleeves Records and the Reggae Film UK Festival.
The second new addition is The Space of Love, a quiet area of peace, healing, arts and creativity. The new holistic, wellbeing, spiritually creative addition will give festival goers the chance to relax, participate and expand their minds with workshops such as yoga, reggae sound baths, meditations, massage, communal drumming sessions and active art exhibitions. The mindful workshops are for both children and adults alike.
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