Rototom Sunsplash bids farewell to ‘We must change the world’ this evening after more than 180 concerts and sessions, as well as 182 extra-musical activities.

Our closing day welcomes the Jamaican legend Burning Spear today, who will be accompanied on the Main Stage by the Rasta messenger Luciano, Africa Unite from Italy and the Spaniards Iseo&Dodosound. In one week, we have totalled 388 hours of music and 204 hours of conferences, workshops, debates and other cultural events.

An afrobeat opening with Nigeria’s Davido

The line-up for the Main Stage this Saturday, 20th August, will be completed by the legendary Horace Andy, the Jamaican Hempress Sativa, an exponent of the new reggae scene, as well as the Italian-Spanish tandem Mellow Mood-Emeterians. The Social Forum begins its session with the goal of peace and journalistic analysis by Inna Afinogenova, Irene Zugasti, Olga Rodríguez and Miquel Ramos.

Party number four, with which the Rototom Sunsplash reaches its equator this friday, has also been characterized by being under the banner of the great eclecticism that exists between the different subgenres of reggae.

The worthy replacement of Black Uhuru, who dropped out of the line-up after the cancellation of their European tour, was one of the most eccentric characters in Jamaican music. Eek-A-Mouse, the ideal personification of the madness and excess of the Jamaican dancehall from the 80s and 90s.

More than 28,000 people kick off Rototom as we approach the halfway point, with audiences from 77 countries touring Benicàssim

Jamaican multi-Grammy award-winners Morgan Heritage and France’s O.B.F. headline this Friday’s Main Stage, which also features Aza Lineage and Eek A Mouse.  Dub Princess and Mighty Mystic add an international touch to the Lion Stage, which hosts a double choral offering with the collective Chill Mafia from Pamplona and Barcelona’s Balkan Paradise Orchestra.

The music that moves us often has the power to make us travel virtually without moving from where we are and to remind us of past times. And the great eclecticism of this third night of the Rototom 2022 had the ability to take us to many different places and times.

The first stop was the birthplace of reggae at a crucial moment in the development of the music tradition that we love the most. It is customary this year for Jamaican roots& culture masters to perform first on the main stage. And last night it was the turn of the legendary Max Romeo to open the dance. At 77 years old, Max is one of the oldest Jamaican artists, and his numerous hits for various producers make him one of the most celebrated reggae artists of all times.