Celebration of Bunny “Striker” Lee’s 50th year in Reggae
Celebration of 40 Years of Greensleeves Records
New facility: The Space of Love
New facility: Reggae Education area
Plus Latest Line Up Announcement
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 honor of these two mighty influencers
We did a 10th year survey asking you our customers for input and we were overwhelmed with the response. The results have helped to mould our 2017 presentation by introducing
More Culture – By introducig a New Facility; Reggae Education Marquee – a place to meet, greet, to talk with this years performing artists, there will also be Reggae films, art exhibitions, book and album signing sessions.
More Family Activities – By introduced a New Facility; The Space of Love – here away from the hustle and bustle of the music is a quiet area of peace, healing, arts and creativity
++ Many More Ska and Lovers Rock Artists
Improved general Toilet Facilities
Improved campsite Toilet / Shower Facilities
New Quiet, Family area and a Communal BBQ area in Campsite
We are pleased to announce Reggae Legend Derrick Morgan will be joining us to celebrate Bunny Lee’s 50th anniversary at this years One Love Festival – Derrick has performed with all the greats Duke Reid, Desmond Dekker and Bob Marley
2017 Line Up todate – Many more announcements will be made periodically
Derrick Morgan, Delroy Williams and Sons of Africa, Saxon Sound Marquee, Blackslate, Capital Letters, Suns of Dub, Channel One Sound System, Iration Steppas, Dennis Bovell, Twilight Circus, Smith and Mighty, Earl Gateshead, Love Express, Blackstar Sound, Maestro Sound, GI Roadshow, Stereophonic Sound, Nick Manasseh, Direct Impact Sound, Instrument of Jah, Mixmaster Morris, Dan Wiltshire, The Reggae Choir
Notes to editors:
BUNNY ‘STRIKER’ LEE At One Love Festival 2017
50 years in Reggae music, reggae producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee will be celebrating this amazing achievement as our main compère and guest for this years Festival. We will be booking artists that Bunny “Striker” Lee has been fundamental in creating careers for and hosting various meets and greets and presentations around the depth of history and his contributions to Reggae Music
GREENSLEEVES RECORDS official 40th anniversary celebrations At One Love Festival 2017 – we are proud to have teamed up with this iconic reggae record label showcasing past to present acts with Q&A’s sessions and presentations –
The Space of Love is a new holistic, wellbeing, spiritually creative addition to our much loved festival, where you are invited to relax, participate and expand your mind with one or as many of our workshops as you desire.
A central marquee will be the heart of activity where you can enjoy workshops such as; yoga, reggae sound baths, meditations, communal drumming sessions and active art exhibitions. Our mindful workshops have been selected for both children and adults alike.
Situated around the marquee hub will be some carefully handpicked stalls to explore offering many services like healing massage
Each morning between 9am and 11am we will have a variety of meditations, yoga and sound therapies, equally great for you early birds and you sleepy heads, let us lull you into a day of tranquil rejuvenation. Throughout the day you can sample many alternative therapies, gain insight from different concepts or take part in some of our spiritual arts and crafts workshops. Below is a taste of some of the activities available, we look forward to meeting you.
One Love Reggae Education Arena – “A Life in Reggae” – we will have a busy timetable/schedule throughout the weekend with Talks, Q&A’s from the Performing Artists, Guest Speakers, Book Signings, Record Signings, Special Film Showings and Art Exhibitions – hosted by Bunny Lee and friends, Greensleeves Records and the Reggae Film UK Festival
Sound System History
The sound system concept first became popular in the 1950s, in the ghettos of Kingston. DJs would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers and set up street parties. An important part of sound system culture is the sound clash, an organized battle between two or more systems. The culture of the Sound System was brought to the UK with the mass immigration of Jamaicans in the 1960s and 70’s
In 1960 Morgan became the only artist ever to fill the places from one to seven on the Jamaican pop chart simultaneously. Among those hits were “Don’t Call Me Daddy”, “In My Heart”, “Be Still”, and “Meekly Wait and Murmur Not”. But it was the following year that Morgan released the biggest hit of his career, the Leslie Kong production of “Don’t You Know”, later retitled “Housewives’ Choice” by a local DJ. The song featured a bouncing ska riddim, which began the legendary friendly rivalry between Morgan and Prince Buster.
Morgan had a major success in 1962 with “Forward March”, a song celebrating Jamaican independence from Great Britain.
“Tougher Than Tough”, “Do the Beng Beng”, “Conquering Ruler”, and a cover of Ben E. King’s soul hit, “Seven Letters”. Produced by Bunny Lee, “Seven Letters” is often cited as the first true reggae single. In 1969 Morgan cut the famous punk anthem “Moon Hop” (on Crab Records).
About One Love Festival:
Throughout the last 10yrs we had some amazing ONE LOVE FESTIVAL Highlights and they keep on getting better and better. The festival means such a lot to so many people in such different ways – everyone leaves the event experiencing their own exceptional ONE LOVE FESTIVAL moment and memory. We have established a wonderful growing customer base of Fun, Loving, Happy and loyal Fans from all over Europe and beyond.
The event we have nurtured promotes the peaceful message of the music championed by Bob Marley and was created in honor of his famous One Love concert. We have gained a loyal UK fan base and interest from all over the world. Paying homage to our philosophy of “One Love” and to the foundation of Reggae Music. Each year always Booking the Pioneers of the scene playing Conscience Roots, Dub Music and enjoying all its sub genres.
The ONE LOVE FESTIVAL is a melting pot, a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, free trade and environmentally-friendly event, buzzing with creativity, fun, ideas and soul. One of the most diverse and unique festivals in the UK, the ONE LOVE FESTIVAL offers something for everyone and is an experience that should not be missed. Bringing together all the facilities and allures of a large-scale event but with the personal touch of a small, independent occasion. When you experience ONE LOVE it is something not to be forgotten.
The One Love Festival’s popularity increases each year, and brings together some of the industry’s greatest veterans, alongside the rising stars of tomorrow. Being the only reggae camping festival in the UK makes it a special occasion with a friendly and chilled vibe. For those who love the Caribbean sound, this is your chance to experience the taste too with a huge range of catering outlets providing authentic food. Also expect an array of independent stall holders selling crafts, clothing, cultural items and most importantly records, so you can take some of the music home.