6 June 2017
The “Doctor of Dancehall” joins a spectacular programme of artists for our 24th edition Celebrating Africa
Rototom Sunsplash 2017 has confirmed its full star-studded list of live reggae acts on the Main Stage. The festival, taking place in Benicassim from 12th to 19th August, is proud to announce the final addition to the line-up, the Doctor of Dancehall, Beenie Man.
This Jamaican child deejay prodigy turned veteran entertainer will return to Rototom, bringing his irrepressible energy and full bag of raw and overproof dancehall hits on Wednesday 16 August. In keeping with this year’s theme, Celebrating Africa, Beenie has toured and performed in many African countries through the years.
Reggae music is the heartbeat of Africa. Created in Jamaica, in the wake of colonial independence, it has spread throughout the diaspora to every corner of the globe. Rototom Sunsplash’s Main Stage offering combines reggae from Jamaica, Europe, and America, with highly influential parallel forms from Africa, and the continent’s own reggae scene – taking the music full circle.