14 June 2018
Beres Hammond, the Ivory Coast’s Tiken Jah Fakoly and the tribute to Peter Tosh by his son Andrew almost close the musical programme for our 2018 edition
Our 2018 edition entitled 25 Years Walking Together, has almost completed the musical puzzle that brings together reggae and musical talent influenced by the Jamaican genre in the whole world, in Benicassim (Spain), from August 16 to 22.
Among the latest additions on Main Stage, is one of the most successful Jamaican reggae singers of the last 25 years is surely Beres Hammond who will perform on Monday August 20 backed by his talented Harmony House Band; and the Ivory Coast’s Tiken Jah Fakoly, one of the giants of African reggae (August 18). On August 19 the reggae music legend Peter Tosh, ex of the Wailers, will remembered in a tribute show by his son Andrew, Keith Sterling the great keyboardist of Tosh’s band: Word Sound and Power, and Mafia & Fluxy.
In the neighbouring Lion Stage, the lyrical fire will emanate from the conscious hip-hop and reggae artist of Argentine-Uruguayan descent Alika (August 22). Also confirmed is the presence of the Catalan artist Paula Bu, who is premiering a project as a soloist and an album at Rototom accompanied by her countrywoman Emma Youth and The Same Song Band (Tuesday, August 21).
English radio and soundclash legend David Rodigan CBE will offer on August 20 in the Dancehall an additional show to the already announced in the Main Stage, and the veteran Italian sound system One Love Hi Powa (18 August) from Rome will bring its 25 years of experience to the area. With this new wave of confirmations the line-up for our grand anniversary is almost closed.