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
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
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,
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
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”