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.