One Love aims to bring together the best in reggae, dub and electronic music. The festival was created in recognition of one of the worlds greatest ever rock gig, Bob Marley’s famous 1978 One Love concert.
One Love will see the gathering of music fans to listen to 100’s of performing artists and visual DJs, playing a selection of Reggae, Dub, and Electronic music. Staged amongst four music areas, the festival will also bring a whole host of additional entertainment, including a healing and green field area, body and soul tent, spoken word area, workshops and market stalls selling a range of craft and wares. With a huge variety of food and drink representing some of the world’s finest cuisines will be on offer.
One Love Festival offers something for everyone. Bringing together all the facilities and allures of a large-scale event but with the personal touch of a small, independent occasion, it will be a weekend that won’t easily be forgotten.
About 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.”
Mykal RoseVernon Maytone *The Maytones* Dennis Bovell & Dub Natty Sessions Echo Minott Macka B Tristan Palmer Little Roy Saxon Sound Marquee Fatman Sound Vs Youthman International Vs King Tubbys Vs Mackabee Sound Vs Coxsone Vs Soul Stereo Vs Foundation Sound Dubblestandart Horseman and the Upper Cut Band Teddy Dan Norris Man Donette Forte's Urban Lions Band Randy Valentine Subajah Mixmaster Morris Ambient Dub Sessions Twilight Circus Nick Manasseh Earl Gateshead Dubversion Sound Erin Bardwell Collective King Tuts Revenge Heritage Survival Reggae Icons Forleigh Talawa Roots The Objectors The Ohmz Sticky Rhythms Band The Dublings Max Barry Zuri Aura Afresh Avalon Roots Nattylyn Kalyan 2 Kings featuring henry and Louis feat Peter culture Titan Sounds Jah Lion Sound Movement Easy Dread Pangani Disorda Instrument of Jah King of Eye Dialect and Kosine Roof Top Sounds DJ AS-IF Rumble Unity Hi Fi Misfit 3 Lions Sound ft Digital Digsy Voytek Rooftop Sound Arcane Third World Twinkle Brothers Junior Kelly Mad Professor Stone Love meets Saxon Earl 16 Vivian Jones IQulah Nucleus Roots Frank Aird Edge Michael Atomic Spliff Jah Tubby Don Letts Jah Free Jah Warriors Direct Impact Ramon Judah and Diverse Collective Trinity Lo Fi Unitary Jah Lion Sound Movement Sparky Riot Dojo Arkham Karvers Beam Up