30th August – 1st September – The Hop Farm, Kent
2019 PRESS RELEASE – First Artist Announcement – 19th Feb 2019
We very excited to release our first Artist Announcement for 2019 – further artist announcements will be made periodically
Linval Thompson, Trinity, DubFX, Benjamin Zephaniah, Carl Malcom, Keith Poppin, Macka B, Dawn Penn, Roots Daughters inna Dub Session ft Sister Aisha, Sandra Cross and Mad Professor, Admiral Tibit, Marcus Gad meets Tamal, Babe Roots, Reemah, Kiko Bun, ALAM, The Upper Cut Band, Carnival Collective, Bloco Branco, Sumetrix, The Petty Thieves, The Mighty Sounds
DJ Mag Bunker presents Fabio and GrooveRider + Mantra & Double O, Saxon Sound, Liondub, Digitaldubs, Iration Steppers ft Macky Banton, Twilight Circus, E3 ft Tracey Zam Zam, Vibronics, IllBilly Hightec, Earl Gateshead, Nick Manasseh, Smith and Mighty, Dubateers, Lol Hammond, Carl Loben, Dan Wiltshire, Mixmaster Morris, Scratchylus and Empress Reggae,Jah Youth Roots Ambassador Sound, Red I, Instrument of Jah sound system, Bobo El Numero Uno,
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Notes to editors:
Date of Festival 30th August – 1st September
The Hop Farm, Kent Rd, Paddock Wood, TN126PY
Hop meets Hemp the full story
IQulah Rastafari Giddeon Family presents Rasta Village in association with the Rasatafari Andahnet Center (St Ann, Jamaica) and the Ethiopian World Federation.
Hosted by Iqulah Rastafari – Iqulah is the president of EWF Charter 17 in his home of St. Ann, Jamaica and has been a International Chaplin for the last 3yrs
Rastafari is rightly associated with Jamaica for defending Emperor Haile Selassie the First. The island of Jamaica gave birth to the movement in the 1930s. Rastafari is an Abrahamic faith that adheres to much of The Bible, though Rastafaris worship Haile Selassie I, former emperor of Ethiopia.
Rastafari culture rejects many of the conditions of modern society they consider degenerate, including materialism, oppression and sensual pleasures. They refer to this corrupt version of society as “Babylon,” which is directly opposite of “Zion,” the promised land, often considered Ethiopia.
While many Rastas choose not to cut their hair, and wear dreadlocks, it is not an absolute for believers.
Rasta Village will be highlighting the way of life of the Rastafari movement. The Ethiopian World Federation will present a workshop on the works and times of HIM Haile Selassie 1st, the early rise of the Ras Tafari and the Ethiopian movements.
As you approach you’ll hear the traditional Nyabinghi drumming and chanting getting louder and the natural smell of the wood fire pit and Herb and Spice Garden
In the Village you’ll be surrounded by the Rastafarian life in motion and will see the principles of living in harmony with nature and the role of Haile Selassie I.
You have opportunity to witness food preparation through the Ital village kitchen, showing the vegetables, herbs and spices used in Rastafarian cooking, showing the nutritional and culinary importance of each ingredient
Drumming Work Shops
Ital Food Caterers
Craft Work Shops
Home Made Gifts
Chanting and Dance Work Shops
A herb library where your guide will explain the medicinal properties of the many herbs grown there and, in some cases, those which scientists are beginning to investigate for their use in scientific remedies.
A meditative temple where you can engage in your own private contemplation.
Throughout the proceedings there is a traditional drum and chanting session in the centre of the village. With Herbal tea and fresh fruit available to purchase whilst you listen or even join the join the drummers at the end of the session.
Traditional jewellery, clothing and herbal remedies are made and sold in the village.
SPACE OF LOVE
The Space of Love is our dedicated field of holistic, wellbeing and spiritual awakening a place to relax, participate and expand your minds 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, sound baths, meditations, communal drumming sessions and active art exhibitions. Our mindful workshops have been selected for both children and adults alike, spreading a message of Love, community and empowerment. The Space of Love will provide you with a happy and welcoming environment where you can contemplate the many unseen wonders of our world in a big bubble of Love.
Situated around the marquee hub will be some carefully handpicked stalls amongst the trees to explore offering services such as healing and 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.
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
About One Love Festival:
We are really excited to bringing the Festival back to the Heart of Kent where where we had a wonderful time in 201
This years wonderful presentation includes x 3 Nights Camping, a Rasta Village, increased toilet and pamper facilities, increased children’s and circus activities, more Healers in our dedicated Field of Love, a more relaxed laid back vibe even more spread out arenas a Stone Circle and with more emphasis on Nature and Peace. We are going back to the root of all festivals; a camping weekend festival dedicated to a better world
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For further information please visit www.onelovefestival.co.uk
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