Rototom Sunsplash 2012

Wednesday 15th to Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Benicassim between Valencia and Barcelona, Spain, Spain
205 euros with camping
daily capacity: 40000
last updated: Fri 20th Jul 2012

The 19th Rototom Sunsplash, the reggae festival, returns to Spain at Benicassim between Valencia and Barcelona on the coast. Taking place over 8 days from Wednesday 15th until Wednesday 22nd August 2012 with the first day being a free one. The event offers Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall plus expect a diversified supporting programme still to be announced.


Wednesday 15th
Pre festival: Rototom Circus, Hermanos Thioune, Microguaga, Pablo Moses, Dennis Alcapone/Winston Reedy, Mighty Diamonds.

Thursday 16th
Main Stage: Derrick Morgan, Beres Hammond, Sly & Robbie + Ernest Ranglin + Tyrone Downie ft. Bitty McLean, Morgan Heritage.

Dancehall: Jugglerz, Cham, King Horror.

Dub Station: Mungo's HiFi, Soom T, Dread Movement.

Ska Club: The Gramophone All Stars, Aka Davo, Blackup.

Freeyard: Peter Kas Selektah, Leon Selector, Collie Herb, Smoking Dreams Sound, Drama Selektah, Leonardo Baccarella, Reggae Rockers, Natural Destiny.

Friday 17th
Main Stage: Tanya Stephens, Los Dubies ft. Tiano Bless, Michael Rose, Alborosie & Friends.

Dancehall: RDX, Northern Lights, Urtica Sound.

Dub Station: The Disciples, Jonah Dan, Equal Brothers.

Ska Club: 2Tonians, King Hammond, Sir Lord Tennant & Semi 2Tone.

Freeyard: Petardo Selector, Dub Against Police ft Rob Bredda, Anti Coi Guanti, Mufayah Sound, Local International, Brujo Selektah, RubenSelektah, Mas Jahma.

Saturday 18th
Main Stage: The Bluebeaters, Irie FM, Raging Fyah, Freddy McGregor ft. Chino, Marcia Griffiths ft. Kymani Marley ft. Andrew Tosh.

Dancehall: Rory Stone Love, Jah9.

Dub Station: Word, Sound & Power, Sister Aisha, Watt's Attack.

Ska Club: Los Granadians del Espacio Exterior, Rebelmadiaq, Saul Skabà & Miquel Injection.

Freeyard: Labosound, Afreekan Children, Sonikete Sound Davile&Rubenbe, Dhamiano Selektah, Rabdius Selektah, A Saber Como Sound, Slapshot Sound, Zion Direction Sound.

Sunday 19th
Main Stage: Jah Mason, Protoje, Muchachito, Barrington Levy, Steel Pulse.

Dancehall: Coppershot Sound, One Love Hi Powa.

Dub Station: Gussie P, General Skubba, Badalonians Sound, Sr. Wilson & Irie Souljah.

Ska Club: Japonicus Ska Matsuri, Tex & Sun Flower Seed, Caribbean Dandy.

Freeyard: Battlefield Sound, G-Hot Sound, Metrajah feat Buffleman, Albaraka Reggae, Shockwave Sound, Fallit's Sound, Lavadora Sound + Mr. Lemonz, Nyabinghi Dub.

Monday 20th
Main Stage: The Congos, Max Romeo, Cultura Profética, Beenie Man.

Dancehall: Black Chiney, Shashamane Int'l.

Dub Station: Iration Steppas, Maki Banton, T.i.T. - OBF.

Ska Club: Bandits, Earl Gateshead, Natty Bo, Marc Faith.

Freeyard: Still Lion Sound, Fyahlight Sound, Pirata Boing, Satellite Boing Sound, DJ Rudeboy, Soundset System, Nashari Sound, Rebelmadiaq Sound.

Tuesday 21st
Main Stage: Johnny Osbourne, C-Sharp, Calle 13, Tarrus Riley ft. Dean Frazer.

Dancehall: Heavy Hammer, Ricky Trooper.

Dub Station: Dubateers, Kenny Knots, Leones Humildes.

Ska Club: Clive Chin, Mighty Fishers, Jamaican Memories.

Freeyard: Sensi Garden, La Faraona Sound, Raggazza y Queen Valley, DJ Tano, Celebration Sound, Mighty Marc Selecta, SirLektah Kito, Rocciaman.

Wednesday 22nd
Main Stage: Wailing Souls, Obrint Pas, Etana, Zion Train ft. Jazzmin Tutum & Sis Bethsabee, Alpha Blondy.

Dancehall: Bass Odyssey, TBA.

Dub Station: Jah Shaka.

Ska Club: Ministers del Ronsteady, Earl Gateshead, Natty Bo.

Freeyard: How High, Tatanka Sound, LavaSound feat Stereoman + Javadub, ZionMassive Sound, Ramsés Selektah, The Toughest Sound ft Forelock, Anti Coi Guanti Cultura Rebel, Todero Selektah.


Ticket prices escalate as the festival approaches. Early bird 10 day tickets are priced at 150 euros (205 euros with camping) until 10th August.
On the gates a 10 day ticket will be priced at 175 euros (210 euros with camping).
Campervan tickets are priced are priced at 50 euros and is a fixed fee.
To buy tickets, click here.


The campsite area is equipped with various services: 24 hour medical service, bike rental, restrooms and showers, also for disabled, 24-hour bar, supermarket, luggage, mobile recharge, cooking areas, showers, toilets sinks. Small, peaceful dogs are allowed in the campsite, although the festival does not recommend bringing them as access is prohibited to both the festival and on all the town's beaches.

More information will be here when available.

Wednesday 15th to Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Benicassim between Valencia and Barcelona, Spain, Spain
205 euros with camping
daily capacity: 40000
last updated: Fri 20th Jul 2012

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