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One Love 2017 – a reggae extravaganza

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One Love 2017 – a reggae extravaganza

Celebrating ten fantastic years of One Love Festival, the event has this year created a platform for the pioneers of the genre to perform alongside the new Roots Generation; embracing UK Sound System Culture and all its sub genres.

1-3 Sept 2017: Tunbridge Wells

One Love is celebrating this achievement with two key movers and shakers in the reggae music industry. Bunny “Striker” Lee, who is celebrating his 50th years in Reggae, and Greensleeves Records, who have their 40th anniversary.

This year’s line up will be in honour of these two mighty influencers.


The One Love 10th Year Anniversary Festival will be held at at 
Colebrook Lakes, Kingstanding Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3UP 
on 1st to 3rd September 2017.

Confirmed lineup

Derrick Morgan, U Roy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Vin Gordon and Real Rock Band, Saxon Sound System, Reggae Regulars, Capital Letters, Black Slate, Delroy Williams and Sons of Africa, Prince Hammer + Sword of Jah Mouth, Mad Professor, Jah Wobble, Gaudi, Dennis Bovell, Manudigital, Atomic Spliff, Channel One Sound System, Iration Steppas, Alpha and Omega, Vibronics meets Conscious Sounds ft Madu Messenger, Sentinel Sound, Suns of Dub, Jerry Dammers,  King Tubby Sound System, Earl Gateshead, Twilight Circus, Jah Sufferer Sound, Maestro Sound, Unique Star Sound, Black Crusader Sound, Blackstar Sound, G.I. Roadshow Sound, Foundation Sound, Observer SuperPower, Stereophonic Sound, Alex Paterson, Youth (Martin Glover), Nick Manasseh, Dan Wiltshire, Smith and Mighty, Mixmaster Morris, Reggae Rajahs, Direct Impact, Uncle Al & Sherman, Dub Bunnies, DJ Dadaist,  Instrument of Jah, The Reggae Choir, Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution, Nucleus Roots, Scratchylus and Empress Reggae, The Marginal, The Majestic, The Uppercut Band, One Style MDV, King Solomon Band, Troy Ellis, Unitafari, Fijahborn,  Friendly Fire Band, I.R.I,E, Greed, Hotsteppas, Elephant Step, Skaburst Band, The Downsetters, The Barefoot Bandit, The Petty Thieves, Belly to Belly Sound , Arrival Soundsystem, Jah Lion Movement, Madam Scorcher, New Era Reggae SoundSystem ft Rachel Wallace, Rebel Lion Sound, Robin Catto, The Uplifter, Dubvocaliza, Raggo Zulu Rebel, Blak Flamez, Dub the Earth, Junior Dread, Rasta Four Eyes, Mellonie Page with the Ites Band, Juliette Ashby, John Blood & The Highlys, Karl Philips and the Rejects, The Tribe, Urban Soul, Zamaica, Tarzan Bros, Tasonia and the Soul Rebel band, The Bobonboboffs, Leanne and The Radix, Flame Lily Arts, Britain’s Got Reggae, Shelly Ravid, DopeSickFly, Behave and BeQuiet!, Han-FX, Jor-DMC, Jon Curtis, Drumlove, DJ Sarah C, Dub Organiser, Tighten Up Crew ft Champian

+ many more artists to be announced

One Love did a 10th year survey asking customers for input and they were overwhelmed with the response.

The results have helped to shape this year’s festival, which will include:

More culture: there will be a place to meet, greet and talk with this year’s performing artists, there will also be Reggae films, art exhibitions, book and album signing sessions in the One Love Reggae Education Arena.

A busy timetable throughout the weekend will see talks, Q&A’s from the performers, guest speakers, book signings, record signings, special film screenings and art exhibitions – all hosted by Bunny Lee and friends, Greensleeves Records and the Reggae Film UK Festival.

More family activities: One Love are introducing a Space of Love – here away from the hustle and bustle of the music is a quiet area of peace, healing, arts and creativity.  The Space of Love is a new holistic, wellbeing, spiritually creative addition to this much-loved festival, where you are invited to relax, participate and expand your mind with one or as many of the workshops as you desire.

A central marquee will be the heart of activity where you can enjoy workshops such as yoga, reggae sound baths, meditations, communal drumming sessions and active art exhibitions. These mindful workshops have been selected for both children and adults alike.

Situated around the marquee hub will be some carefully handpicked stalls to explore offering many services like healing and massage.

Each morning between 9am and 11am the festival will have a variety of meditation, yoga and sound therapies, equally great for early birds and you sleepy heads, let these lull you into a day of tranquil rejuvenation. Throughout the day, you can sample many alternative therapies, gain insight from different concepts or take part in some of the spiritual arts and crafts workshops.

This year the event will have a vintage funfair and a live music stage next to the lake and a woodland area, hosted by WNBC Radio – Alex Peterson and friends including Jah Wobble and Youth (Killing Joke in Dub) & Gaudi.

Improved general toilet facilities, improved campsite toilet and shower facilities and a new quiet, family area and a communal BBQ area in the campsite are all also on offer.

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