Soundsystem culture take over at One Love Festival | SupaJam / News

One Love, the UKs premier reggae festival, is bringing together one of the largest collections of soundsystems to ever grace the English countryside.

The hop fields of Paddock Wood in Kent, for so many years a site for seasonal pickers balanced on stilts, will this summer be filled with towering piles of speaker boxes.

One of the greatest collections of traditional sound systems will be “stringing up” in the Garden of England, offering a rare chance to experience a music form that is slowly being driven out by technological change.

Coxsone Outernational, Saxon Studio, Youthman Promotion, Aba Shanti-I, will all be present along with both Jah Tubbys and King Tubbys. So too will Unity and Channel One. Most of the cream of British proponents of the Jamaican art of sound system – all on one farm.

We tend to think of the sound system as an urban phenomenon, the speakers stacked high on a street corner at Notting Hill carnival or a similar big city event. But the culture’s origins are also in the Jamaican countryside, as touring night-clubs that would play under the stars on the village green, or “lawn” to use the sound system vernacular.

“From their beginnings in Jamaica, sound systems have existed in outside locations and the English countryside is a perfect place to hear them,” says Dan Wiltshire, managing director of the One Love Festival, who has brought all the systems together in a rural setting. “So you have the sights, the smells and most importantly the sound of reggae music which you can literally feel as it comes off these big speakers. It’s multi-sensory overload.” ‘

One Love will be taking place on the weekend of August 10th-12th at Paddock Wood’s Hop Farm. For more details and tickets mosey on over to their website.

via Soundsystem culture take over at One Love Festival | SupaJam / News.

One love: Traditional sound systems 'stringing up' in the English countryside – Features – Music – The Independent

One love: Traditional sound systems ‘stringing up’ in the English countryside – Features – Music – The Independent.

The hop fields of Paddock Wood in Kent, for so many years a site for seasonal pickers balanced on stilts, will this summer be filled with towering piles of speaker boxes.

One of the greatest collections of traditional sound systems will be “stringing up” in the Garden of England, offering a rare chance to experience a music form that is slowly being driven out by technological change.

Coxsone Outernational, Saxon Studio, Youthman Promotion, Aba Shanti-I, will all be present along with both Jah Tubbys and King Tubbys. So too will Unity and Channel One. Most of the cream of British proponents of the Jamaican art of sound system – all on one farm.

We tend to think of the sound system as an urban phenomenon, the speakers stacked high on a street corner at Notting Hill carnival or a similar big city event. But the culture’s origins are also in the Jamaican countryside, as touring night-clubs that would play under the stars on the village green, or “lawn” to use the sound system vernacular.

“From their beginnings in Jamaica, sound systems have existed in outside locations and the English countryside is a perfect place to hear them,” says Dan Wiltshire, managing director of the One Love Festival, who has brought all the systems together in a rural setting. “So you have the sights, the smells and most importantly the sound of reggae music which you can literally feel as it comes off these big speakers. It’s multi-sensory overload.”

Marketers tell us we want to consume our music through dinky devices that fit in our pockets. But there’s still something magical about the vast apparatus of the sound system and the thunderous noise it generates.

The traditional sound has an army of staff. There’s the “controller” to ensure everything functions smoothly, the “operator” on the turntables, the “selector” to pick out the tunes, one or more “MCs” to add vocal accompaniment and a crowd of “box boys” to hump the hefty wood-encased speakers into place.

In times of high unemployment in the 1970s and 1980s, the sound  system was a viable career option in marginalised Caribbean communities.  Entire rooms in residential homes were often given over to the storage of the speaker boxes and equipment that provided the income for several families.

These days, when a DJ will work solo from a laptop, the great sounds are rarely seen, which makes the One Love Festival such a great opportunity – and one all the more poignant for coinciding with the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence next month .

Veteran figures such as Lloyd Coxsone, whose Battersea-based system ruled the London dancehalls in the mid-late 1970s, have kept the tradition alive. Last month Coxsone sound played in  a rare “soundclash” in the Coronet theatre in London’s Elephant & Castle, “testing” rivals Jah Tubbys and the long-standing Nottingham sound V Rocket by playing sequences of specially-commissioned dub plate recordings, many of them more than 30 years old.

Coxsone arrived in England from Jamaica in 1962 and first performed as Lloyd the Matador, until water in an amp caused his system to implode. He started “Sir Coxsone” sound (named after the founder of Studio One records and Jamaican music pioneer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd) in 1969 and with his team – including star selector Blacker Dread – has amassed an almost unbeatable record box.

For 30 years, Coxsone has been rivalled by another south London system Saxon Studio and the two will play side by side at the One Love Festival. During the 1980s, Saxon was known for its incomparable line up of MCs, including Tippa Irie, Papa Levi and Smiley Culture, as well as the singer Maxi Priest. Saxon selector Lloyd “Musclehead” Francis, compares the traditional sound systems to football teams, each commanding the support of a faithful following of fans. “We try to keep it authentic,” he says. “If you are going to hear the bass and the real quality when you have a big crowd of people gathered round then you need the power and clarity that comes with stacks of speakers.”

He says much has changed in a modern era, where insurance cover is needed to set up an old-style sound system in a nightclub and separate premises are needed to house large collections of speaker boxes. “It’s not easy and you’ve got to love it – or you ain’t going to bother,” he says.

Unlike the modern DJs who might flit from one club to another during a Saturday night, a sound system will take many hours to set up. The speaker boxes – in ascending order, the low and high bass bins, mid-range and “tops” – are delivered in large trucks and must be wired and positioned just so, in order to broadcast evenly to a wide area.

Mikey Dread of Channel One sound, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, likes to play with eight speakers to get the best “warm” analogue sound from his vinyl records and dubplates. Typically, he begins a session at 10am when he collects a hired van to transport the mighty system from a lock-up garage to the music venue. “You need your troops to gather round and help with the lifting but that’s part and parcel of the sound system – it’s too easy to just grab a laptop out of a bag.” Unlike the modern DJ, he has no need for headphones to cue up a record. “If you know your music you know what you are playing. As a sound system you do your homework – that’s your craft.”

The object of the exercise for the sound system operator, is to hit upon a tune that so moves the audience that it provokes calls for the track to be played again. Beth Lesser, in her book “Dancehall”, perfectly captures the spirit of this interaction. “The crowd would let out a cry of ‘Forward!’ – meaning backwards, ie that the selector should start the tune all over again from the top. For a brief second, silence would reign until the selector would lift the arm down onto the record again, carefully and with maximum thumb control; then the music would come booming out of the speakers…”

The One Love Festival is at Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, near Tonbridge, Kent, 10-12 August www.onelovefestival.co.uk

Volunteer stewards and Build crew contact info

Can’t make this year event due to lack of funds? Want to gain experience in the event industry? We currently looking for extra Volunteer Stewards and Build Crew.

Stewards Please email onelovestewards@crewhq.org.uk for application form there is a returnable small deposit needed to ensure shifts are completed

Build Crew Please email Julian info@eventpac.co.uk for details you get to enjoy the festival working before and after the show 

Win A Pair of VIP tickets to the *One Love Festival 2012* – The UKs NO1 Reggae/Dub Festival (August 10-12th) | Urban Vault

Win A Pair of VIP tickets to the *One Love Festival 2012* – The UKs NO1 Reggae/Dub Festival (August 10-12th)

Urban Vault has hooked up with the ‘One Love Festival’ for a second year running, to give x3 readers/fans of the festival a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the weekend event in Kent this August.

The One Love Festival takes place every year in August and is the UK’s Number 1 Reggae Camping Festival and is 5yrs old starting in 2008 in East Sussex and now have moved into new site Hop Farm in Kent.

How are you going to celebrate Jamaicas 50th Anniversary of Independence?

This years Thousands will be heading to Kent to the UKs No1 Reggae Dub camping Festival – One Love Festival. One Love are very excited to announce EUROPES LARGEST EVER REGGAE FILM PROGRAM 22 FILMS 8 UK PREMIERS + Screening and Question and Answer session of The RFF UNESCO Honour Award musical documentary Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend at One Love Festival followed by a very special Question and Answer session with Esther Anderson, Caribbeans First Lady of Film and Music.

Full A/Z Line Up so far:

ABA SHANTI SOUNDSYSTEM, ADAM PRESCOT, ALPHA AND OMEGA, ALPHA STEPPA, BABY BOOM, BLOCO FOGO, BUSTER SHUFFLE , BOMB STRIKES SOUNDSYSTEM feat MOQUEE & PIMPSOUL, BY THE RIVERS, CONNIE & DI MAM DEM, CRONIC, CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM, CHRIS COCO, CONSCIOUS SOUNDS FEATURING KING GENERAL, CORNELL CAMPBELL, COXSONE SOUND SYSTEM MEETS SAXON SOUND SYSTEN, DAWN PENN, DENNIS ALCAPONE, DIALECT AND KOSINE, DISCIPLES, DON CAMPBELL, DON LETTS, DUB PISTOLS SOUNDSYSTEM, DJ G AND FUTUREMAN, DUB SYNDICATE, DRUM MONKEYS, EARL GATESHEAD, ECCLETON JARRET, EDDIE K , ELLJAH MC, FENOMENOSHOW, FONTI AND BUSH (Formally Heartless Crew), FOWOKAN, FRANKIE PAUL, FREESTYLERS , FREDDIE MCGREGOR, FUNKY FLIRT, 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, JUMPING JACK FROST, KEVIN ISSACS. KILLSONIC aka chasing Shadows, KING TUBBY’S HI FI, KOTCH AND KASKET, KRAFTY KUTS, MACKA B, MICHIGAN AND SMILEY, MINIMAN & EARL 16, NICK MANASSEH, NICKY BLACKMARKET, MIXMASTER MORRIS, MONKEY MAFIA, MR INNOVATION, OVER PROOF SOUND SYSTEM, RADIO RIDDLER, 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, SOUL CIRCUIT, REBELATION , SKORCHA AND PABLO, SIP A CUP ft MATTIC HORNS, SMITH & MIGHTY, SOOTHSAYERS, STYLO G, TAPPER ZUKIE, THE DUALERS, THE SKINTS, TONY TUFF, TROY ELLIS, TWILIGHT CIRCUS DUB SOUND SYSTEM, UNCLE DUGS, UNIVERSITY OF DUB, URBAN KNIGHTS, UNITY HI-FI, YOUTHMAN PROMOTION SOUND, VIBRATION LAB.

More info on the ONE LOVE FESTIVAL HERE

www.onelovefestival.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/oneloveconcert

twitter.com/OneLoveFestival

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Festival honours Bob Marley – ITV News

Festival honours Bob Marley

Bob Marley fans will get a rare opportunity to talk to one of his close friends at The One Love festival in Kent.

Kent festival pays tribute to Reggae legend

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend tells the story behind the scenes of his life Credit: One Love Festival

As the Hop Farm festival gets underway this weekend at Paddock Wood, plans are being finalised for a Reggae festival at the same venue in August. The One Love Festival will celebrate 50 years of Jamaican Independence.

It’s also screening a film telling the story behind Reggae legend Bob Marley’s life. The film presents the ‘lost footage of Bob Marley’ shot by Esther Anderson in 1973 and shows his first ever rehearsal with the Wailers.. After the screening festival goers will be able to ask Esther questions.

via Festival honours Bob Marley – ITV News.

EUROPE'S LARGEST EVER REGGAE FILM PROGRAM 22 FILMS 8 UK PREMIERS + CHARITY ANNOUNCEMENT | Festivals for All

How are you going to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence? This years Thousands will be heading to Kent to the UK’s No1 Reggae Dub camping Festival – One Love Festival.

We are very excited to announce EUROPE’S LARGEST EVER REGGAE FILM PROGRAM 22 FILMS 8 UK PREMIERS + Screening and Question and Answer session of:

The RFF UNESCO Honour Award musical documentary Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend at One Love Festival followed by a very special Question and Answer session with Esther Anderson, Caribbean’s First Lady of Film and Music.

Giving One Love Festival audience a very special glimpse into Bob Marley before he was famous, and a rare opportunity to ask questions about Bob Marley to someone who personally knew him. The film presents the ‘lost footage of Bob Marley’ shot by Esther Anderson in 56 Hope Road in 1973, showing for the first time the young Bob Marley and the Wailers reasoning and performing their first ever rehearsal.

This historical footage and Esther’s intimate narration reveals the love story between Esther and Bob, the writing of anthems like Get up stand up, I Shot the Sheriff and War. The restored footage also reveals the brotherly friendship between Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and the strength of the Reggae sound by the other legends Aston Familyman Barrett and his brother Carlton Barrett, unravelling a vision that gave birth of the union between Reggae music and Rasta consciousness during a time of social confrontation.

In music Esther Anderson helped to develop the career of Millie Small, and Bob Marley and The Wailers. Her photographs launch ed the career of Bob Marley and The Wailers (All photographs appearing on Catch a Fire album and Burnin’ album were shot by Esther Anderson in 1973 to launch their international career). Esther was a minority shareholder of Island Records and an associate producer of The Harder They Come, casting Jimmy Cliff for the part of Ivan O Martin and coaching him for the part. A co-founder of Island Records, Esther helped to create a musical revolution from the early 60, giving an international platform to Jamaican musicians.

Esther is a NAACP Image Award winning actress in Hollywood films opposite actors like Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr. Among her credits she play the lead role opposite Sidney Poitier in A Warm December – for which she was put forward for an Oscar nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was made an Honorary Citizen of Memphis Tennessee for her contribution to music and films.

via EUROPE’S LARGEST EVER REGGAE FILM PROGRAM 22 FILMS 8 UK PREMIERS + CHARITY ANNOUNCEMENT | Festivals for All.

One Love Festival 2012

There only ONE Summer Vibe – Who’s In? Tickets Selling FAST

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THE BEST OF JAMAICA REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL CINEMA PROGRAM

EUROPE’S LARGEST EVER REGGAE FILM PROGRAM 22 FILMS 8 UK PREMIERS TIMETABLE BELOW

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TIME   Fri. 10th Aug  5pm

Showtime – History of UK Dancehall

Rollo Jackson Sweden  70mins

6pm

Musically Mad

Kalle Folke USA 54mins

7pm

The Legacy

Jep Jorba Spain 24mins

7:30pm

Reggae in the Ruff

Don McConnell US/JA 60mins

8:35pm

Ichiban Reggae Japan

Roan Ross USA/JAP 60mins UK PREMIER

9:40pm

Dub To Jungle

Nick Hayman UK 15mins

9:55pm

Vagabondz: Dub To Jungle Tour

Josh Cohen UK 3mins

10:00pm

*Bob Marley Special (TBC)

Reggae Strong USA 30mins UK PREMIER

10:30pm

Studio ‘Drummie’ One and the History of Rocksteady Music

Guy Ragosta USA/JA 60mins UK PREMIER

11:30pm

*Reggae: Jamaican Soul (TBC)

Don King USA 29mins 1975

12:00am

Lovers Rock Gala awards 1

Mikey Parkes UK 120mins 2:00am END

*=To be confirmed

TIME

Sat. 11th August 5:30pm

Q+A Esther Anderson & Gian Godoy

6:00pm

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend

Esther Anderson & Gian Godoy

UK 93mins 2012 7:40pm

Icon Eye

Tony Lowe USA 58mins 2012 UK PREMIER

8:40pm

Jamdown

Emmanuel Bonn France 70mins 1980

10.00pm

Word, Sound+Power

Jerry Stein USA 60mins 1979

11.00pm

Kilamanjaro Soul of the Lion

USA 10mins UK PREMIER 11.15pm

FIYAH! Dubbing Away – Oku Onuora Documentary

Joshua Bee Alfia USA 33mins UK PREMIER

11:50pm

Count C – The Wizard Of The West

Soul of the Lion USA 6mins UK PREMIER

12.00pm

Lovers Rock Gala Awards 2

Mikey Parkes UK 120mins 2:00am

Sun.12th Aug. 6pm

Intensified

Jep Jorba Spain 2011

7pm

DJ Derek

Helena Appio UK 30mins

8:40pm

Red, Amber, Green

Christopher Byfield JA 18mins 2012

9:00pm

Rastafarians of Jamaica

Aran Patinkin Israel 28mins?

9:30pm

Fire Burn Babylon

Sarita Seigel UK 53mins 2010

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One Love Festival 2012 Preview: intimate and friendly. | This Festival Feeling

One Love Festival 2012 Preview: Intimate And Friendly.

The word spreading from the mouths of all festival goers this summer is ‘One Love’. This intimate and friendly festival has wasted no time in becoming the UK’s No. 1 reggae and dub festival. Created as the UK’s 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s famous concert and falling on the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s independence year, this one is sure to revitalise those powerful, soul enhancing vibes brought to our people by reggae music in the 70’s.

Set in the magical vast countryside of Hop Farm, these 500 acres will welcome you with saunas, interactive art spaces healing areas and burlesque dancers. Indulge yourself in hand made treasures at the craft stalls or travel through one of the many fair trade villages. It is One Love’s organic growth that has built such a refreshing and beautiful returning fan base.

This family friendly festival provides a fun, enlightening atmosphere for children to safely explore and enjoy.

Aside from all it’s visually stunning beauties, One Love is more than the art forms you will see. It has an enriching historical story that stems from an attempt to link Jamaica’s feuding political parties by a performance by Bob Marley and The Wailers at the One Love Peace concert in Kingston’s National Arena.

Allow yourself time to take a tour around the Reiki and massage huts and allow healing hands to calm your mind and uplift your spirit. Then let your re-energised mind drift away during a classic reggae film at the screening of the Largest Reggae Film Programme in Europe. You can also grab a local ale and choose foods from all over the world whilst you catch up with some of the stars behind these classic reggae films.

With acts like Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul and Dub Syndicate there’s no doubt One Love will be the word on your mouth this summer. Bringing reggae and the message of Bob Marley to the people – One Love, One Heart, a World Without Boarders. Don’t forget to check out some new fresh new talent too. By The Rivers and Ska’d for life are the one’s to keep an eye out for this festival.

And as you trail off to bed you will be welcomed by glamping level camp sites and with toilets and showers already in place that unwanted portaloo scent won’t be making it back to your tents with you.

All this for just £110 for the weekend or £45 for a day ticket. One Love.

 

via One Love Festival 2012 Preview: intimate and friendly. | This Festival Feeling.

Day Ticket Camping

It is now possible to Camp Over with Day Tickets – with a £10 Camping Pass per person  only valid with Day Ticket allows you to camp whole weekend – further details from website www.onelovefestival.co.uk –

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Todays Guardian Bringing carnival to the festivals

David Rodigan recommends One Love Festival 2012 in todays Guardian http://m.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/26/music-festivals-guide-2012-soundsystems?cat=music&type=article

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BBQ safety

Out of customer demand we allowing BBQ’s in campsite this year – Take Heed – CARBON MONOXIDE CAN KILL Never use a fuel burning appliance inside your tent!!! RT SHARE – PLAY SAFE www.onelovefestival.co.uk

Live in vehicle – selling out

Our Live in vehicle area this year has electrical hook ups, separate shower and toilet blocks – it is going to be a bit like a Irie Butlins weekender – but these are selling out fast so if you haven’t secured your Live In Vehicle spot do so before they all go to avoid disappointment!!!

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BIG GREEN COACH COMPANY travel to One Love Festival

The BIG GREEN COACH COMPANY is only way to travel taking customers return from London and Brighton – cheaper and quicker then train – BOOKS YOUR SEATS NOW & SAVE MONEY on train fares while relaxing on luxury coach taking away all the travel stresses arriving you and your gear at festival FRESH and READY TO PARTY!! http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/product/affview/onelovefestival

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There's a Natural Mystic blowing through the air

There’s a Natural Mystic blowing through the air — On May 11th 1981, 31 years ago today Bob Marley died at young age of only 36 years old. We remember – He left a legacy that Grows Stronger in every new generation around the world, he left an extraordinary back catalogue of musical work and a huge number of concerts and Festival such as ours are dedicated to him. We are 5yrs old Now and Bob’s message is Stronger Now then has ever been – BOOM – his Image and Music uniting people all over the World with inspirational Positive Messages of Love and Unity – each day we remember him and Each Year at One Love Festival we celebrate his life together ONE LOVE Natural Mystic – Peace and Love too all of mankind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkndVzfOeRc

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One Love Festival – on Trojan Records

ONE LOVE FESTIVAL 2012, HOP FARM, KENT

Date: August, 10 2012

The UK’s No1 Reggae, Dub Camping event

Falling on the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. the 5th One Love Festival have announced that they will be holding this year’s event at a brand new festival site at Hop Farm, Paddock Wood in Kent. Created in 2008 as UK’s 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s famous concert of the same name. One Love Festival is now 5 years old and, in the organiser’s words, is The UK’s No1 Reggae and Dub camping event. “Bringing Reggae and the Message of Bob Marley to the People – One Love, One Heart a World Without Boarders”

Here’s the 2012 Line-up as of 1st May 2012: (Click here to get the most up to date Line-up and to read bios on all of the artists) Tickets range from £20 for a child’s day-ticket, up to £100 for an adult’s full weekend ticket. Full ticket information here.

Aba Shanti-I

Alpha and Omega

Babyboom

Bloco Fogo

By The Rivers

Channel One Sound System

Chris Coco

Connie & Di Man Dem

Conscious Sounds ft King General

Cornel Campbell

Coxsone Sound System meets Saxon Sound System

Dawn Penn

Dennis Alcapone

Disciples

DJ G and Futureman

Don Campbell

Don Letts

Dub Pistols Sound System

Dub Syndicate

Earl Gateshead (Trojan Sound System)

Eccleton Jarrett

Eddie K

Fenomeno Show

Fonti & Bushkin (formerly Heartless Crew)

FOWOKAN

Frankie Paul

Freddie McGregor

FREESTYLERS

Gaudi

HATCHA

Instrument of Jah sound system

Iration Steppas

Jack Curtis and Red Eye All Stars

Jah Tubbys Sound System

Jah Warriors

Jumping Jack Frost

Kevin Isaacs & Tallawah Band

Killsonic aka chasing Shadows

King Tubbys Sound System

KRAFTY KUTS

Macka B

Michigan and Smiley

Miniman ft Earl 16

Mixmaster Morris

Monkey Mafia

Mooque and Pimpsoul

Mungo’s Hi Fi

Nick Manasseh

Nicky Blackmarket

Overproof Sound System

Pablo and Skorcha

Radio Riddler

Ragga Twins

Ras Kwame

Rhythmites

Robbo Ranx

Saxon Sound System

Sip a Cup ft Matic Horns

Ska’d 4 Life

Smith and Mighty

Soothsayers

Stylo G

Tapper Zukie

The Dualers

The Skints

Troy Ellis

Twilight Circus Dub Sound System

Unity Hi Fi

University of Dub

Urban Knights

Youthman Promotion Soundsation

via One Love Festival, Kent – Trojan.

Junglists and Fun Lovin Crims added to One Love bill | SupaJam / News

The line up at the UK’s premier reggae festival just got bigger. One Love fest, taking place at Hop Farm on August 10th-12th has announced a couple of additions to their line up. Firstly they’ll be joined by Fun Lovin Criminals Fast and Frankie Benbini in their Radio Riddler guise. The laidback twosome have combined their love of Prince and reggae to reimagine the classic LP Purple Rain as, prosaically enough, Purple Reggae.In making the project Radio Riddler picked up a bunch of guest stars, including Plan B, Madness and Sinnead O Conner performing a version of Supajam favourite I Would Die 4 U. They’ll be showcasing Purple Reggae alongside other material at One Love, and we’ve got fingers crossed for some good guest appearences…

The festival has also booked some acts from the world of Jungle- that most English form of reggae- with a host of DJs putting in an appearence. Spearheading the junglists are turntable legends Jumping Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket and Funky Flirt.  After the sandwich, jungle is basically the best thing England ever invented. Here’s a Jack Frost classic to prove my point.

 

For more info on the festival, tickets, and the rest of it’s skankin line up, head over to www.onelovefestival.co.uk

via Junglists and Fun Lovin Crims added to One Love bill | SupaJam / News.

Tickets go up in Price on Tuesday 1st May

Tickets go up in Price on Tuesday 1st May – this is last couple of days in 2012 you be able to grab a bargain Early Bird Tickets to what is looking to be The Must Attend Festival of the year!! BOOM!!!

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Purple Reggae for One Love Festival – Fun Lovin Criminals crew bring reggae version of Prince's Purple Rain

Purple Reggae for One Love Festival

Fun Lovin Criminals crew bring reggae version of Prince’s Purple Rain

Thursday 26th April 2012

Radio Riddler aka Fun Lovin Criminals’ members Fast, and Frank Benbini will be showcasing their ‘Purple Reggae’, a reggae tribute to Prince and the ‘Purple Rain’ album in its entirety at this summer’s One Love Festival.

According to an interview with drummer Frank Benbini the album is a true labour of love, “We’d done a lot of remixes for a lot of people, so why not do the soundtrack to ‘Purple Rain’? I started to approach different people and one person I approached was Sinéad O’Connor. She hasn’t sung a Prince song since ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ which was an international number one so I didn’t think she’d go for it. But she did, and did a version of ‘I Would Die 4 U’. Amazing! Then we’ve got Plan B, he’s doing one, Madness are doing one, the singer from UB40’s doing one. So, yeah, that’s a great little project we’ve got going!”

One Love Festival goers will get to hear the album in full at this year’s event. Also confirmed today are Jumping Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket, Funky Flirt, Uncle Dugs, Dialect, Kosine, and Mr Innovation.

Now in its fifth year, One Love festival, happens from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August 2012, at a new location, moving away from London to The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, in Kent.

There are already some acts confirmed for the event which was created in recognition of one of the worlds greatest ever rock gig, Bob Marley’s famous 1978 ‘One Love’ concert, the One Love Festival is the UK’s only annual Reggae Camping Festival.

One Love Festival is one of the largest gatherings of Top Sound Systems gathered any where in the Country including a 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.

Also confirmed are 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, Nick Manasseh, Ras Kwame, Robbo Ranx, Smith and Mighty, and 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 year’s One Love Festival theme, attendees can join the walk about performances, fire eaters, percussion drum circles and burlesque dancers for a weekend in the sun shine.

Extended Early Bird Tier 2 weekend adult (aged 16+) tickets are priced at £100 until May 1st when will go up in price too Tier 3 full price tickets. Children’s tickets (for those aged 5 to 15 years) are priced at £60. Children aged under 5 years can attend for free. Please note that all under 18 year olds must be accompanied to the festival by an adult. An adult cannot be responsible for more than 4 under 18 year olds each. Proof of age for child tickets may be required on site. Live in vehicle tickets are priced at £45 for weekend.

via Purple Reggae for One Love Festival – Fun Lovin Criminals crew bring reggae version of Prince’s Purple Rain.

New acts for One Love Festival 2012 – Get ready for some 'Purple Reggae'… – Festival News

One Love Festival has announced new acts today (26 April).

Radio Riddler, aka Fast and Frank Benbini from Fun Lovin’ Criminals, will be showcase their new album ‘Purple Reggae’, a reggae tribute to Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ album, in its entirety at this year’s festival.

Also confirmed today are Jumping Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket, Funky Flirt, Uncle Dugs, Dialect, Kosine and Mr Innovation.

Freddie McGregor and Frankie Paul will headline this year, joining fellow Jamaicans Studio 1 falsetto singer Cornel Campbell, Dub Syndicate, Michigan and Smiley, Tapper Zukie and Kevin Issacs, son of the legendary Gregory Issacs, at the event, as it moves to The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, in Kent for its fifth year, on 10-12 August.

The festival also promises “one of the largest gatherings of top sound systems gathered anywhere in the country” – including a Saxon Sound System meets Coxsone sound system all day collaboration in the UK for the first time, as well as 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 and 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,

Spreading out over 4 stages, the festival also boasts the largest Reggae Film programme ever shown in Europe, plus a children’s area and a chill out area.

One Love Festival tickets are on sale now, with Early Bird Adult Weekend tickets priced at 100, with child tickets at £60.

via New acts for One Love Festival 2012 – Get ready for some ‘Purple Reggae’… – Festival News.

Purple Reggae for One Love Festival – Fun Lovin Criminals crew bring reggae version of Prince's Purple Rain

Radio Riddler aka Fun Lovin Criminals’ members Fast, and Frank Benbini will be showcasing their ‘Purple Reggae’, a reggae tribute to Prince and the ‘Purple Rain’ album in its entirety at this summer’s One Love Festival.

According to an interview with drummer Frank Benbini the album is a true labour of love, “We’d done a lot of remixes for a lot of people, so why not do the soundtrack to ‘Purple Rain’? I started to approach different people and one person I approached was Sinéad O’Connor. She hasn’t sung a Prince song since ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ which was an international number one so I didn’t think she’d go for it. But she did, and did a version of ‘I Would Die 4 U’. Amazing! Then we’ve got Plan B, he’s doing one, Madness are doing one, the singer from UB40’s doing one. So, yeah, that’s a great little project we’ve got going!”

One Love Festival goers will get to hear the album in full at this year’s event. Also confirmed today are Jumping Jack Frost, Nicky Blackmarket, Funky Flirt, Uncle Dugs, Dialect, Kosine, and Mr Innovation.

via Purple Reggae for One Love Festival – Fun Lovin Criminals crew bring reggae version of Prince’s Purple Rain.

FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS, FAST & FRANK BENBINI aka RADIO RIDDLER perform new album at this years One Love Festival

FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS, FAST & FRANK BENBINI aka RADIO RIDDLER

Will be performing there forthcoming album the Long Awaited Production of Prince’s Purple Rain soundtrack – ‘Purple Reggae’ at this years One Love Festival http://onelovefestival.co.uk/artists/radio-riddler/ – what we are very excited about!!! BOOOM

 

 

 

 

 

via FUN LOVIN….

Very few Tier 2 Tickets remaining

Very few Tier 2 Tickets remaining it will increasing to tier 3 soon – a BIG BIG BUZZ on this years event – get your ticket before they go up in price!!

via One Love Festival.

One Love Festival – Caribbean Culture – Zimbio

Description

The One Love Festival takes place every year in August and is the UK’s Number 1 Reggae Camping Festival and is 5yrs old starting in 2008 in East Sussex and now have moved into new site Hop Farm in Kent.

About the original One Love Concert (1978):

The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22nd, 1978, at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties; Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers’ performance of “Jammin”, when Marley joined the hands of political rivals, Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP).

Bob Marley said the following as he called the two politicians onstage and held their hands above his head: “His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, I run lightning, leading the people of the slaves to shake hands. . . To show the people that you love them right, to show the people that you gonna unite, show the people that you’re over bright, show the people that everything is all right. Watch, watch, watch, what you’re doing, because. . I’m not so good at talking but I hope you understand what I’m trying to say. I’m trying to say, could we have, could we have, up here onstage here the presence of Mr. Michael Manley and Mr. Edward Seaga. I just want to shake hands and show the people that we’re gonna unite . . . we’re gonna unite . . . we’ve got to unite . . . The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead. The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead.”

About the Jamaican Reggae Film Festival

 

http://www.jamaicafilmacademy.org/

 

In the decades since 1972 when Jamaica’s first feature film “The Harder They Come” exposed reggae to the world on its soundtrack, a growing number of films have continued to be made that focus on Jamaica’s music culture. In 2008 these films were given the title “Reggae Films” and gathered together in one place for the first ever REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL, held in New Kingston February 25th-27th.

 

With an inaugural event in February 2008, the Reggae Film Festival showcases films in which Jamaica’s Reggae music culture is displayed, documented and memorialized in features, documentaries and short films, animation and music videos.  In five years the Reggae Film Festival has showcased more than 200 films made by Jamaicans, global reggae researchers and fans from the Caribbean, UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Africa. The focus of many documentaries on the history of Jamaican music and music makers, has given the Jamaica Film Academy an archive of historical material on the genre genre that preserves on film the oral memories of a culture that that emerged from the Rastafari movement and spread to and been honored by the world.

Full A/Z Line Up so far

http://onelovefestival.co.uk/line-up

 

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,

HMV Outlets:

0843 224 9001  Call centre hours are:

Monday – Saturday 9am – 10pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 8pm

 

One Love Festival – Hmv tickets Outlets:

Ashford, Belfast, Birmingham High Street, Birmingham Bullring, Brighton Churchill Square, Bristol Broadmead

Cardiff, Edinburgh Princes Street, Glasgow Buchanan Street, Inverness, Leeds Headrow, Liverpool One, London Islington, London Trocadero, London Westfield, Newcastle, Nottingham Victoria, Oxford, Portsmouth

Reading Oracle, Southampton, Stratford Upon Avon

 

About Hop Farm

The Hop Farm family park is over 450 years old and has a spectacular backdrop of the largest collection of Oast houses in the world and is set within 500 acres of unspoilt Kent countryside

 

About Kent

Kent is in South East England and borders East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London. Because of its abundance of orchards and hop gardens, Kent is widely known as “The Garden of England”

 

via One Love Festival – Caribbean Culture – Zimbio.

Kent festival to mark 50 years of Jamaican Independence | Meridian – ITV News

Hundreds of Reggae lovers are expected to head to the One Love Festival in Kent this August, to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican Independence. For the first time, the event, which has been running at other sites for 5 years, is going to be held at Hop Farm in Paddock Wood.

Two years ago, Julian Marley, the son of Reggae legend Bob Marley played at the festival and this year it’s partially funded by a coffee company which is run by another of Bob Marley’s sons Rohan.

The original One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22nd, 1978, at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties – the Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers’ performance of “Jammin”, when Marley joined the hands of the two political rivals and appealed for unity.

via Kent festival to mark 50 years of Jamaican Independence | Meridian – ITV News.

Only 200 Tier 2 Early Bird Tickets remain!!

Only 200 Tier 2 Early Bird Tickets remain!! Once they have gone we move onto Tier 3 full price tickets – we are all very surprised how quickly the tickets are selling – so grab a bargain while you still can www.onelovefestival.co.uk

via One Love Festival.

Getting to One Love Festival by Big Green Coach

 

We are over the moon to announce that we have teamed up with Big Green Coach company, the music travel company, who will be providing direct coach services from London Victoria and Brighton to One Love festival, so why not leave your car at home, sit back, relax, and let Big Green Coach take you to the heart of the Festival.

Coach travel is the most environmentally friendly way of getting to the festival and Big Green Coach makes it even greener with their commitment to plant two trees for every coach they bring to the festival!  Save money and the environment as return coach travel is only £24. To make it even easier you can buy your festival tickets with your travel. Let the famous One Love atmosphere start the moment you get on board with Big Green Coach.

All coaches arrive on Friday and return home on Monday. To view all coach service information, including times and prices and to secure your Big Green Coach travel, visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/onelovefestival

 

 

Music festivals in Kent 2012: – Your Tonbridge

One Love Festival

When? August 10-12

Where? Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

Who? Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul, Cornel Campbell, Dub Syndicate, Michigan and Smiley, Tapper Zukie, Kevin Issacs and many more.

Why attend? Assuming the weather holds up, there can be no better sound of the summer than the sights and sounds of the Caribbean – and One Love aims to deliver just that. From top reggae stars to leading sound systems, the Hop Farm should provide a perfect back drop for a laid-back slice of summer fun.

History: Created five years ago, the One Love Festival comes to Kent in what it hopes will be a regular new home at a venue which the Hop Farm Festival has propelled into the spotlight. The line-up is strong with a range of stages; this could prove to be the county’s surprise hit of the summer.

How much? Limited early bird tickets for the weekend are still available for £100. After they run out its £110. Children 5-15 go free.

via Music festivals in Kent 2012: Updated – Home – Your Tonbridge.

Top 100 music festivals: Telegraph

We made Telegraph Top 100 Uk Festivals

76 One Love Festival

C – FF – H – W

When August 10-12

Where Paddock Wood, Kent

Price £100; 5-15 £60; under-5s free

Headliners Dub Syndicate, Smith & Mighty, King Tubby’s Sound System

The real deal for reggae lovers. onelovefestival.co.uk

via Top 100 music festivals: April – September 2012 – Telegraph.