Announcing Final 2016 One Love Festival Headliners

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Joining Lee ‘Scratch Perry” and Max Romeo and a weekend of 100’s heavyweights, One Love Festival are delighted to announce their final UK Festival headliners

JUNIOR REID. Unstoppable force in Reggae and Hip Hop scene on both sides of the Atlantic, will take to the stage to co-headline an evening of heavy bass lines and reggae anthems. The phenomenal JUNIOR’ONE BLOOD” REID stands as true One Love Festival original trench town star, rising through the ranks, his full-throttle reggae has propelled him to the top of festival bills around the world. With a new album in the works, and a nation of fans eagerly awaiting his next step, JUNIOR REID is destined to bring his explosive headline credentials for a truly monumental performance at the top of the bill. JUNIOR REID commented: “ I’m are honoured to be asked to headline the Saturday at One Love Festival this summer.  I’m going to do all I can to make it a great performance.

Catalysts for an entire generation and genre, DJ kingpin BIG YOUTH have sound tracked the history of reggae and won fans around the globe. His catalogue of unmistakable anthems laid the blueprint for a genre of his own, standing the Reggae Star as one of the most influential acts of the 21st century. His 2016 appearance to One Love Festival will no doubt trigger one of the biggest crowds at festival, so expect euphoria, nostalgia and pandemonium as BIG YOUTH co headline One Love Festival 2016. Speaking about his massive co-headlining spot, BIG YOUTH said: "It’s pretty surreal I’m gong to be co-headlining One Love Festival  I’m excited to be a part of it."

Dan Wiltshire, commented: “This year really is a big one for One Love Festival. Seven headliners across three days – it’s a first for us and the UK Reggae scene. I’m always looking to give One Love Festival fans something new and this year isn’t going to disappoint.  The mighty Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Junior Reid, Big Youth, Half Pint, Kabaka Pyramid and Jah9 are going to be incredible.”  They join an unparalleled line up of headliners for One Love Festival 2016, With 7 Headliners over 3 Days, On top of these sensational headliners, a raft of new names have been confirmed to appear across the weekend.

The New School Roots Revolution Kabaka Pyramid and Jah9 have taken the world by storm over the past 3 years, with critically-acclaimed studio albums and captivating live presence. Their appearance at One Love Festival will leave a lasting effect on a legion of devoted fans. There graduation to the major leagues of Reggae has been staggering securing their reputation as one of the most vital names of recent times. Their sets are ones destined to elicit jubilant summertime scenes in a UK Festival performance. Uncompromising and consistently pushing boundaries both Kabaka Pyramid and Jah9 are global forces to be reckoned with, across two acclaimed collection of intoxicating records that both high charted on the Reggae Charts and radios worldwide and drew universal acclaim from critics around the globe a generational influencer, there UK Festival appearance at  One Love Festival sees the crowning of the next kings and queens of Reggae. After a massive year that culminated in a sold out appearances Worldwide they will be bringing there radio-ready hit parade to a momentous milestone of Reggaes finest.

They’ll be joined by one of the greatest in the Dancehall world with the primal tones of Half Pint, Reggae legend  who said: "It's such an honor to be asked to play One Love Festival, "You will see a lot of bands at One Love Festival but there's nothing that will come close to the energy that Half Pint will deliver and the vibes that will be rocking through the festival when we hit the stage! A performance not to be missed,


Including the unprecedented 7 Headliners Over 3 Days is Lee ‘Scratch” Perry, Max Romeo, The Congos and today’s announcement of Junior Reid,  Big Youth,  Half Pint, and new school roots revolution Kabaka Pyramid and Jah9 previously announced acts including Reggae kings The Gladiators, dance supremo Gaudi, UK 45’s chart hero Macka B, Brinsley ‘Aswad’ Forde,  Dub collective Mad Professor, King Addis Sound, Natty, Sister Nancy, Ikong and many, many more! Unmissable and unmistakable,  One Love Festival 2016 stands as the line up of the summer. ANNOUNCED TODAY:  Junior Reid (co-headline) (UK Festival Exclusive)  Half Pint (co-headline) (UK Festival Exclusive)  Big Youth (UK Festival Exclusive) The Congos (UK Festival Exclusive) The Gladiators (UK Festival Exclusive) The Reggae Choir (UK Festival Exclusive) Battle of The Dubplates  (UK Festival Exclusive) Dennis Bovell and Roger Robinson (UK Festival Exclusive) Saxon Sound Marquee (UK Festival Exclusive)

2016 Lineup


Lee "Scratch" Perry / Junior Reid / Big Youth / Max Romeo / Half Pint / Kabaka Pyramid / Jah9 / The Congos / The Gladiators / I Kong / SisterNancy / Brinsley (Aswad) Forde / Natty / Bass Odyssey Sound System Meets Saxon Sound System (40th Anniversary Special) / Battle of the Dubplates - Coxsone Sound Vs Java Sound Vs Stereophonic Sound Vs Qualitex sound Vs Lord Gelly Sound Vs Love Express Sound Vs G.I. Roadshow Sound System Vs Mackabee Sound / Saxon Sound System Marquee / Dennis Bovell & Roger Robinson / Capital Letters / Macka B / King Addies Sound / Gaudi - Live Dub Show / / Mad Professor - Live Dub Show / The Underclass ft. Neville Staple / Prince Hammer and Dub Natty Sessions / Nucleus Roots / Jimmy London ft Black Roots / Gary Clail ft 2kings sound system / Chris Peckings & Ras Charmer / Dubateers / General Roots / The Reggae Choir / Digitaldubs Sound System / Twilight Circus / Fatman Sound Sound Meets Saxon Sound / King Lorenzo / I.R.I.E / Bunny Lee / Don Campbell / Disciples / Smith and Mighty / Mixmaster Morris / Dan Wiltshire / Salutation Dub / Chris Dubflow / Babilondon / One Style MDV / Instrument of Jah / Direct Impact Sound System / Nick Manassah / Wendy Walker / Aurelia Dey / Ben Russell and the Charmers / The Downsetters / Josephine and The Artizans / Lion Star / Junior Dread / Robin Catto / Flying Muses / Konquerin Soundz / LPOJ 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 / Lobster / Maximum Heights Band / Positive Vibes Crew / Ras Lando & The Internationals / Jeremiah Ferrar / The Mighty Dub Generators / Stop Press / Tree House Fire / Skipyard Rockers / 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 / Jamie Irie

Published on 20 April 2016 by Ben Robinson

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