One Love Festival are proud to announce their 8th Annual festival with a great line up for 2015 set in a new location at Popham Airport in Coxford Down Winchester Hampshire. The lush green fields provide more space for UK’s only Dub and Reggae Music camping festival over the weekend of Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September and brings together culture and roots music.
UK’s love for reggae is growing stronger so the organizers have found it necessary to expand to a larger location in Winchester Hampshire which includes more space for this ever growing audience. With a loyal and dedicated fan base, Early Bird Sale tickets are selling out fast.
The One Love Festival encourages peace, love and unity that was championed by the great Bob Marley. With these messages in mind, they aim to surpass our European Reggae counterparts and hold the largest Reggae festival right here in the UK!
So far this years confirmed artists:
Stone Love meets Saxon
Vernon Maytone of The Maytones
Ramon Judah and Diverse Collection
Trinity Lo Fi
Jah Lion Sound Movement
Dennis ‘Black Beard’ Bovell and the Dub Natty Sessions
40+ outstanding artists that will play over 4 stages
Other Artists Include
Echo Minott, Macka B, Saxon Sound System Marquee, Fatman Sound Vs Youthman International Vs King Tubbys Vs Mackabee Sound Vs Coxsone Vs Soul Stereo Vs Foundation Sound, Dubblestandart, Horseman and the Upper Cut Band, Teddy Dan, Norris Man , Donette Forte’s Urban Lions Band, Randy Valentine, Subajah, Mixmaster Morris Ambient Dub Sessions,Twilight Circus, Nick Manasseh, Earl Gateshead, Dubversion Sound, Erin Bardwell Collective, King Tuts Revenge, Heritage Survival, Reggae Icons, Forleigh, Talawa Roots, The Objectors, The Ohmz, Sticky Rhythms Band, The Dublings, Max Barry, Zuri Aura, Afresh, Avalon Roots , Nattylyn, Kalyan, 2 Kings featuring henry and Louis feat Peter culture, Titan Sounds, Jah Lion Sound Movement, Easy Dread, Pangani, Disorda, Instrument of Jah, King of Eye, Dialect and Kosine, Roof Top Sounds, DJ AS-IF, Rumble, Unity Hi Fi, Misfit, 3 Lions Sound ft Digital Digsy, Voytek, Rooftop Sound, Arcane + many more artists to announce.
One Love Festival History
One Love Festival’s inception in 2008 marked the 1978 30th anniversary of Reggae legend Bob Marley’s concert of the same name. The famous concert was held in Kingston, Jamaica during a political civil war between opposing parties; Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak when Marley joined the hands of political rivals, Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP).
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.
About the Confirmed Artists
For over 25 years, Mykal Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. He is a Grammy award winning reggae star from Jamaica. He joined Black Uhuru in 1977 and while seemingly at the top of his game, he parted ways mid 1980’s as a successful solo artist in his own right. Possessing a wide-ranged voice, Rose would regularly meet in Kingston with singers, musicians, writers, and producers such as Dennis Brown, Big Youth, The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Sly and Robbie, So popular was his trademark sound that singers like Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Yami Bolo, and others embraced it as the “Waterhouse” sound.
Vernon Maytone – The Maytones
The Maytones is still one of those highly regarded names in the history of reggae music and upon listening to what they recorded in the golden era it’s easy to see why. Pearl after pearl, the group delivered the goods, time and time again. A word like ‘timeless’ is truly a cliché in describing the sweet two-male harmony sounds of this group, but it fits perfectly when talking of The Maytones work from that period and many other constellations of their ilk. The Maytones was just one of many excellent duos from Jamaica that sprung from the early reggae era, with the difference that they stayed on top for a longer time than most competitors at the time.
Dennis ‘Black Beard’ Bovell and the Dub Natty Sessions
Dennis Bovell has earned himself the reputation of being Britain’s reggae maestro, from pioneering early developments in the genre over 20 years ago to producing classic hits. He is renowned as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (playing guitar, bass and keyboards), sound engineer, composer, band leader and producer and continues to lead the UK scene with innovative and adventurous music.
Triston Palma is a reggae singer/deejay. He has been active since the mid-1970s. His first recording was “Love Is A Message” for producer Bunny Lee when he was eight years old, which was followed by “A-Class Girl” for the Black Solidarity label, which was co-run by Palma and Ossie Thomas. Palma made a major breakthrough with his performance in 1979 at the General Penitentiary Memorial Concert for Claudie Massop, which also featured Bob Marley. At one point in the early 1980s, Palma had nine songs in Jamaica’s Top 40.They included his biggest career hit, “Entertainment” produced by Nkrumah Jah Thomas.
Like most aspiring singers of the time Earl ended up at the door of Studio One. He was thirteen years old when after school one day he followed two friends to the studio to meet with the late Jackie Mittoo. Jackie asked Earl to come back the next day and voice a tune over a rhythm. The youth returned with a song he had learnt from his brother who, when watering the family garden, had made up the lyrics of “Cool It”. The cut was released in 1965 on Studio 1. Then Earl went on to strike lucky with Prince Buster, who rechristened the youth as Little Roy, and together they produced the first Little Roy 45s. Fast forward to May 2011 Little Roy hit the studio to reinterpret ten Nirvana tracks that were largely foreign to him, and the result was the best Reggae covers album of the century. A collaboration with Prince Fatty and the Mutant Hi-Fi was released to critical acclaim on September 2011 on Ark Recordings.
Little Roy embraced the genius and the humanity of Kurt’s song writing. He truly visits everything from Kurt’s perspective and it gives the old lyrics and melodies wonderful new life. It’s quite clear that each song was approached from a place of love and respect, on the team, ‘Battle For Seattle’ was never going to be anything other than totally authentic. However, the album has prompted joy and admiration from everyone that’s heard it, on both sides of the musical fence – reggae, and rock.
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