A huge list of live acts, DJs and sound systems have been announced for the UK's only annual reggae camping festival, One Love, who celebrate their 10th anniversary this year from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September, at yet another location this time at Colebrook Lakes, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Confirmed acts (some announced previously) include Derrick Morgan, U-Roy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Vin Gordon and Real Rock Band, Saxon Sound System, Reggae Regulars, Capital Letters, Black Slate, Delroy Williams and Sons of Africa, Prince Hammer + Sword of Jah Mouth, Mad Professor, Jah Wobble, Gaudi, Dennis Bovell, Manudigital, Atomic Spliff return with their "reggae from Belgium", Channel One Soundsystem, Iration Steppas, Alpha and Omega, Vibronics meets Conscious Sounds ft Madu Messenger, Sentinel Sound, Suns of Dub, Jerry Dammers, King Tubby Sound System, Earl Gateshead "yeah, yeah", Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Jah Sufferer Sound, Maestro Sound, Unique Star Sound and many many more.
For the full list of names confirmed so far, please see the One Love Festival line-up page.
The festival has already announced they will be honouring Bunny 'Striker' Lee who is celebrating his 50th years in Reggae and Greensleeves Records 40th anniversary, and as usual will include the sound clash as the country's best reggae sound systems do battle.
New for this year is more reggae culture with meet & greets with, and talks by, some of the artists plus guest speakers, art exhibitions, book & record signings, film screenings and more.
There'll also be more family activities with the 'Space of Love' in a marquee, a quiet area of peace healing, arts & creativity, where you can enjoy workshops such as yoga, reggae sound baths, meditations, communal drumming sessions and active art exhibitions, with the workshops for both children and adults alike. There'll also be some carefully handpicked stalls to explore offering many services like healing and massage, while each morning between 9am and 11am the festival will have a variety of meditation, yoga and sound therapies.
Also new is a woodland area hosted by WNBC Radio - Alex Peterson and friends including Jah Wobble and Youth (Killing Joke in Dub) & Gaudi.
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.
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.
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