One Love Festival 2012

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2012
The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY, England MAP
early bird £100 adult weekend, child (5-16) £60, under 5s free
daily capacity: 4000
last updated: Mon 13th Aug 2012

Now in its fifth year, One Love festival, happens from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August 2012, at a new location, moving away from London to The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, in Kent.


The latest additions are headliners Radio Riddler doing a reggae version of Purple Rain, Jumping Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket, Funky Flirt, Uncle Dugs, Dialect & Kosine, and Mr Innovation.

Acts include Freddie McGregor and Frankie Paul, Kevin Issacs, Dub Syndicate, Krafty Kuts, Hatcha, Freestylers, Dub Pistols soundsystem, Mungos Hi fi, Conscious Sounds featuring King General, Donn Letts, Bomb Strikes soundsystem feat Moquee & Pimpsoul, Stylo G, Urban Knights, Zed Bias, Killsonic aka chasing Shadows, Eddie K, Fonti and Bush (Formally Heartless Crew), Chris Coco, Over Proof Sound System, Jack Curtis and Red eye band, Cornell Campbell, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone, Disciples, Don Campbell, The Dualers, Earl Gateshead, Gaudi, Instrument Of Jah Sound System, Iration Steppas, King Tubby's Hi Fi, Macka B, Michigan And Smiley, Nick Manasseh, Ragga Twins, Ras Kwame, Robbo Ranx, Saxon Sound System, Smith & Mighty, Soothsayers, Tapper Zukie, The Skints, Unity Hi-Fi, and Youthman Promotion Sound.


Created in recognition of one of the worlds greatest ever rock gig, Bob Marley's famous 1978 'One Love' concert, the One Love Festival is the UK's only annual Reggae Camping Festival.


An adult (aged 16+) ticket is priced at £100. Children's tickets (for those aged 5 to 15 years) are priced at £60. Children aged under 5 years can attend for free. Please note that all under 18 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. Live in vehicle tickets are priced at £45 for weekend.

To buy tickets, click here.

Weekend ticket inclusive of camping, the campsite opens from 1pm Friday 10th until midday Monday 13th August.

Get there by coach

Big Green Coach is running coaches to One Love Festival from London Victoria & Brighton.
To book, click here.

On site

The Hop Farm Family Park is established as a site for other events such as The Hop Farm Music Festival and The War and Peace Shows – with family attractions such as 'Yesterday', 'The Hop Story Museum' and 'Wax Museum', 'Enchanted Kingdom' children's play area, 'Children's Driving School', 'Magic Factory' - a fun house 'A Petting farm' and 'Victorian carousel' and 'maze' to entertain the Children.


This year's theme is 'Crazy Wigs'.


This year the festival is raising awareness for Breast Cancer - via Coppafeel and Marie Curie stalls at the event and will be Raising Money for local McCartney Ward at Conquest Hospital by pledging £1 for Every Customer that comes to the Box Office wearing a Crazy Wig on arrival and asking if you not wearing a wig to donate what you can.


The festival will also host the screening of the Largest Reggae Film Programme in Europe at this year showing Reggae Films over the entire weekend event within special cinema area. With special guest appearances from some of the stars filmed in them, and hosted by Roots Manuva's Connie B. The RFF UNESCO Honour Award musical documentary Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend at One Love Festival followed by a very special Question and Answer session with Esther Anderson, Caribbean's First Lady of Film and Music. Showing among other films: Reggae In the Ruff, The Legacy, Musically Mad, Intensified Come Forward, World Sound and Power, DJ Derek, Sweet Memory Sounds, Jamdown (1980)(Feat: The Congos), Dub Echoes, Ichiban Reggae (About Reggae in Japan) (UK Premier)

More info

Falling on the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica's independence year. The new festival site is a green field site in Kent, with the festival coming full circle and moving back to South East where the event started back in 1998.

Each year the festival grows organically both in production, vision and in Reggae Fans and this years move is to sustain this growth for future years – but still keeping to the original vibe of a intimate fun and friendly event. It is now established a platform on the Reggae and Dub artist touring circuit and when you attend One Love Festival you see familiar faces from resident artists that support them year in year out alongside guest / touring artists that you grew up listening to side by side with up and coming exciting new acts.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2012
The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6PY, England MAP
early bird £100 adult weekend, child (5-16) £60, under 5s free
daily capacity: 4000
last updated: Mon 13th Aug 2012

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