One Love Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Upminster, Essex, England UK
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Urban Foxes
Phone +44 0208 8830417

Festival Description

One Love Festival is an annual three night Reggae Camping Festival for all ages and even the entire family. The program includes performing artists and visual DJs presenting reggae, dub and electronic music staged across four music areas. In addition, entertainment will include the following areas: healing and green initiatives, a body and soul tent, spoken word, workshops and vendor stalls selling crafts and a variety of international food and beverages.

Festival Dates August 15 - 17, 2014
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Festival Story:

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.”


Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • Cocoa Tea
  • Sir John Holt
  • The Wailing Souls
  • Cornel Campbell with Soothsayers
  • Tappa Zuckie with Full Band
  • Coxsone vs Fatman International Sound vs Sentinal vs Natural Affair
  • Gorgon Sound System featuring Bunny Lee, Nereus Joseph and Sereus Band
  • Dub Colossus
  • Kaiju Dub featuring Flowdan
  • King Kong
  • Pad Anthony
  • Mighty Diamonds
  • Bushman with full Band
  • Bobby Melody's Legacy Roots Vibration
  • High Elements
  • Saxon Sound Marquee
  • Dom Dem + Ras Dem
  • Dubwiser
  • Lion Dub
  • The Reggae Choir
  • Dub The Earth
  • Lord Tooth
  • and many more...


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Practical Info:

  • Stockwell Farm
    Leighton Buzzard
    Bedfordshire, LU7 9PA


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