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Rototom Sunsplash Festival 2011

Rototom Sunsplash Festival 2011

Rototom Sunsplash Festival 2011

By Karl Pearson on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Comment

Festival stretches over an incredible 10 days.

The mammoth event of the year has to be the Rototom Sunsplash Festival that stretches over an incredible 10 days form the 18th August up until the 27th August and is returning for a second year to Benicassim, located on the coast between Valencia and Barcelona in Spain.

Rototom Sunsplash 2011

The main stage line-up reads like a who’s who of reggae, past and present and with this year being the 30th anniversary since Bob Marley’s passing will feature son Stephen Marley opening night of Thursday 18th with more of his offspring appearing in the shape of Ky-mani and Ziggy Marley along with wife, and mother to both Ziggy and Stephen Rita Marley on Tuesday 23rd. The rest of the main stage Line-up is as follows:

Thursday 18th: Mr. Vegas, Toots & the Maytals, Stephen Marley.
Friday 19th: Shaggy, Dub Inc.
Saturday 20th: Inner Circle, Jimmy Cliff, Roberto Sanchez & Lone Ark feat. Alpheus.
Sunday 21st: Maxi Priest, Richie Spice.
Monday 22nd: Luciano, Linton Kwesi Johnson.
Tuesday 23rd: Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ky-mani Marley.
Wednesday 24th: Sud Sound System, Ojos de Brujo, Capleton.
Thursday 25th: Burro Banton, Ali Campbell (UB40), Lutan Fyah, Perfect, Giddimani House of Riddim.
Friday 26th: Bunny Wailer, Brigadier Jerry, Ken Boothe
Saturday 27th: Horace Andy, Gyptian, Johnny Clarke, Michael Prophet, Chezidek

There is also a Dub Station that will feature the likes of Bush Chemists, Adrian Sherwood, Jah Observer, Channel One, O.B.F., Aba Shanti, Iration Steppas ft. Maki Banton & YT, Stand High Patrol ft. Pupa Jim, Blackboard Jungle, King Alpha, and Dubkasm ft. Solo Banton, plus a Ska Club with DJ 1-TA Raw & 3rd Ball.

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