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One Love Festival secures location for the future

Mar 29, 2016

2 – 4 September 2016, Hainault Forest Country Park, Fox Burrow Road, Chigwell, London IG7 4QN

One Love Festival’s inception in 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of Reggae legend Bob Marley’s concert of the same name, and remains true to the ethos of peace, love, truth, human rights, equality and justice for all.

The festival was at Hainault in 2010 and 2011 and the organisers have announced that after a huge amount of work and collaboration they have finally secured a permanent premises license to host the annual Reggae Festival in Hainault Forest Country Park, turning Hainault into the new Capital for Reggae and Culture for the UK and Europe.

The UK’s number one Reggae and Dub festival event grows year on year, and now has no fewer than five different areas. One Love brings together some of the industry’s greatest veterans, alongside the rising stars of tomorrow – showcasing the very best of UK soundsystem culture.

Being the only UK reggae camping festival makes it a very special occasion each year with a friendly and chilled vibe. The mixture of old school artists and the new generation of dub creates amazing displays of compatibility and sound. (One of this years headliners is Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry the 80 Yr old originator of Reggae and Dub) As the day rolls on the carnival ethos gradually seeps in and the festival transforms into a true Jamaican style celebration.

For all those who love the sounds of the Caribbean, this is your chance to experience the taste too with a huge range of catering outlets providing authentic soul food to fill your belly. Also expect an array of independent stall holders selling crafts, clothing, cultural items and most importantly records, so you can take some of the music home.

2016 Line Up so far

Lee “Scratch” Perry / The Gladiators / I Kong / Sister Nancy / Brinsley Forde / Natty / Bass Odyssey Sound System Meets Saxon Sound System (40th Anniversary Special) / Saxon Sound System Marquee / King Addies Sound / Gaudi – Live Dub Show / Adrian Sherwood – Live Dub Show / Mad Professor – Live Dub Show / The Underclass ft. Neville Staple / Prince Hammer and Dub Natty Sessions / The Reggae Choir / Digitaldubs Sound System / Twilight Circus / Fatman Sound Sound Meets Saxon Sound / King Lorenzo / Earl Gateshead / Bunny Lee / Instrument of Jah / Direct Impact Sound System / Nick Manassah / Jahcub and the Chosenones / Michael St. George / Friction & The Roots Drivers / Paul Morgan and The Messengers / King Solomon / Yechidah / Genral Steppas ft R Zee Jackson / Poorman Dub / Roots Renegade / Dread Culture / Dub Doctor / Maitree Express / The Tribe / Jah Eyes / Junior Dread / Lobster / Maximum Heights Band / Positive Vibes Crew / Ras Lando & The Internationals / Jeremiah Ferrar / The Mighty Dub Generators / Stop Press / Tree House Fire / Skipyard Rockers / Lion Star / Last Tree Squad Tony / Aleighcia Scott / Ras Pilot / CBlock / Nano Fish Dippers / Joe Angel & Pamodzi Band / Wadada / Dub Marta / Leanne and The Radix / The Stalks / Steel City Rhythm / Stig of the Dub + much much more to be announced soon

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