Freddie McGregor and Frankie Paul Head One Love Festival
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean will transform a slice of the Garden of England this summer into a 3 day multi sensory visual, audio, cultural explosion as One Love Festival heads to Hop Farm Kent for their 5th annual event. Celebrating 50yrs of Jamaican Independence, this year’s event is proudly sponsored by Marley Coffee, founded by Bob Marley’s son, Rohan, which has just launched in the UK. The three day festival runs from 10-12 August.
Reggae Legend Freddie McGregor and Dancehall King Frankie Paul Head this year One Love Festival, Flying In Straight out of Jamaica to celebrate 50 Yrs of Independence – they will be joining fellow Jamaicans doing the Caribbean crossing – including Studio 1 falsetto singer Cornel Campbell, heavy dub and beats band Dub Syndicate, Jamaican singing combo Michigan and Smiley, Hit maker and toaster Tapper Zukie and son of a legend Gregory Isaacs – Kevin Issacs.
Forget Notting Hill Carnival – One Love Festival is one of the largest gatherings of Top Sound.
Systems gathered any where in the Country – including a first in UK Festival history Saxon Sound System meets Coxsone sound system all day collaboration – joining them are Aba shanti I, Iration Steppas, Youthman Promotional Sound, King Tubby Sound System, Chanel One Sound System, Jah Tubbys Sound System, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Twilight Circus Sound System, Unity Hi Fi, Instrument of Jah Sound System.
Bands and PA’s over weekend include Macka B, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone, Don Campbell, By The Rivers, Connie & Di Dem Man, Fowokan, Jah Warriors, Monkey Mafia, Over Proof Sound System, Rhythmites, Soothsayers, The Dualers, The Skints, Troy Ellis, Babyboom, Ragga Twins, Stylo G and Eccleton Jarrett,
Tailoring there sets to reflect One Love’s vibe, some great Roots, Dubstep and Dance acts will be rolling up to throw down some big anthems Alpha and Omega, Mooque and Pimpsoul, Chris Coco, Conscious Sounds, Disciples, DJ G and Future Man, Don Letts, Dub Pistols Sound System, Earl Gateshead, Eddie K, Fenonmeno Show, Fonti and Bushkin, Freestlyers, Gaudi, Hatcha, Killsonic, Krafty Kuts, Miniman ft Earl 16, Mixmast Morris, Nick Manasseh, Pablo and Skorcha, Ras Kwame, Robbo Ranx, Sip a Cup ft Matic Horns, Smith and Mighty, Urban Knights,
Over 4 stages, the Largest Reggae Film Program ever shown in Europe, Children’s and chill out area, food from around the world, with Crazy Wigs as this years One Love Festival theme attendees can join the walk about performances, fire eaters, percussion drum circles and burlesque dancers for fun packed weekend in the UK sunshine.
We will hopefully get an invite to this years festivities and bring you reviews of the great acts.
Line-up so far
ABA SHANTI SOUNDSYSTEM, ALPHA AND OMEGA, BABY BOOM, BLOCO FOGO, BUSTER SHUFFLE , BOMB STRIKES SOUNDSYSTEM feat MOQUEE & PIMPSOUL, BY THE RIVERS, CONNIE & DI MAM DEM, CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM, CHRIS COCO, CONSCIOUS SOUNDS FEATURING KING GENERAL, CORNELL CAMPBELL, COXSONE SOUND SYSTEM MEETS SAXON SOUND SYSTEN, DAWN PENN, DENNIS ALCAPONE, DISCIPLES, DON CAMPBELL, DON LETTS, DUB PISTOLS SOUNDSYSTEM, DJ G AND FUTUREMAN, DUB SYNDICATE, EARL GATESHEAD, ECCLETON JARRET, EDDIE K , FENOMENOSHOW, FONTI AND BUSH (Formally Heartless Crew), FOWOKAN, FRANKIE PAUL, FREESTYLERS , FREDDIE MCGREGOR, GAUDI, HATCHA, INSTRUMENT OF JAH SOUND SYSTEM, INTENSIFIED, IRATION STEPPAS, JACK CURTIS AND RED EYE BAND , JAH TUBBY SOUND SYSTEM ft ERROLL BELLOT, DIXIE PEACH, GREGORY FABULOUS et le. JAH WARRIORS, KEVIN ISSACS. KILLSONIC aka chasing Shadows, KING TUBBY’S HI FI, KRAFTY KUTS, MACKA B, MICHIGAN AND SMILEY, MINIMAN & EARL 16, NICK MANASSEH, MIXMASTER MORRIS, MONKEY MAFIA, OVER PROOF SOUND SYSTEM, RAGGA TWINS, RAS KWAME, RHYMITIES, ROBBO RANX, SAXON SOUND SYSTEM marquee full sound system full crew, MC SIR REAL , MUNGOS HI FI , PHOENIX CITY All-STARS, REBELATION , SKORCHA AND PABLO, SIP A CUP ft MATTIC HORNS, SMITH & MIGHTY, SOOTHSAYERS, STYLO G, TAPPER ZUKIE, THE DUALERS, THE SKINTS, TROY ELLIS, TWILIGHT CIRCUS DUB SOUND SYSTEM, UNIVERSITY OF DUB, URBAN KNIGHTS, UNITY HI-FI, YOUTHMAN PROMOTION SOUND
Full details at One Love Festival