Organisers of the One Love Festival have added more artists to their star-studded line up, including Julian Marley, Rio Ferdinand Foundation ambassador Heather Small, and The Dualers.
The much anticipated festival is set to rock the Wiston Estate, Steyning, on the 12-14th August 2022, as it rejoices in it's biggest line-up yet.
Julian Marley, musical visionary and son of reggae music icon Bob Marley is the latest artist to confirm attendance at this summers festival. A twice Grammy award nominee, Julian is an acclaimed reggae musician, songwriter and producer, with an impressive reputation for transcending musical genres.
Former M people lead singer, and social activist Heather Small has also pledged her support. A successful solo artist, with songs such as 'Moving on Up','Search for the Hero' and 'Proud', it is anticipated Heather will perform 'United Together' a charity single released in 2021 in support of the Rio Ferdinand Foundation's #UnitedAgainstRacism campaign. Heather Small, Rio Ferdinand Foundation Music Ambassador
The full list of artists confirmed to perform at One Love 2022 include:
Julian Marley, Black Uhuru, Heather Small, Jo Mersa Marley, The Dualers, A Certain Ratio, The Orb, Pyramids Symarip, Norman Jay, Darren Emerson, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Saxon Sound System, Lol Hammond, Aba Shanti, Channel One Sound, Danny Howells, Don Letts, Brandon Block, Gaudi, Zion Train (DJ set), Youth, Mark Wilkinson, Steve Mac, Dan Wiltshire, Earl Gateshead, Chris coco, Twilight Circus, Matt Black, Smith and Mighty, Mobius Loop, Buddha Triangle, Nick Manassah, Amy Lauren, Mixmaster Morris, Ilona, Carl Loben, Paul Barkworth, Toby Wiltshire, Sugar Ska Jesus, Leggo Beast, Bo Bo El Numero, Scratchylus and Empress Reggae.
After a two year hiatus, the 14th annual show is shaping up to be a celebration of inclusivity, and an appreciation of music from all genres. The latest union of artists, confirms the festivals commitment to provide a festival for the people and a stage for inspirational artists, united in positive vibes.
What more One Love shares a vision with its charity partner to provide a voice for young people. As part of the festivals commitment to celebrate ingenuity in music and the arts, two paid content creator opportunities are to be created at the festival, for young graduates from the Rio Ferdinand Foundation digital skills programme.
The social media placements will provide a unique opportunity for young people to create 'never been seen before' behind the scenes content at a live event.
The One Love Festival is proving to be a wonderful partnership for the Rio Ferdinand Foundation on so many levels. As well as providing a huge platform for the Foundation to amplify its message and raise much needed funds, the offer of paid work placements and social media takeovers driven by young people who have completed our training courses is a great opportunity for them to build practical skills in a fun environment in the music industry. It’s also fantastic to see our partnership come ‘full circle’ as our ambassador for the music industry and United Against Racism advocate Heather Small joins the line-up. We are really looking forward to the day and hope as many people as possible get down to the event for what promises to be a great festival.’
Gary Stannett, Chief Executive, Rio Ferdinand Foundation
The One Love Festival has re-emerged in 2022 with a new version, new genres, and new partnerships, but at its heart remains a passion for promoting positivity. It remains steadfast to its origins of ONE LOVE- A universal One Love for all people.
We are totally over the moon with our new line up announcement. One Love Festival 2022 is going to be something beyond amazing, and we can't wait to see you all there."
Dan Wiltshire, Organiser, One-Love Festival 2022
Published on 21 April 2022 by Ben Robinson