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.