21 August 2015
Legendary. Eccentric. Creative to the limit. The whirlwind Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry arrives this friday to the Rototom Sunsplash, and to Spain exclusively this summer, willing, once again, to not leave anyone indifferent to his overwhelming presence, which will inspired the Main Stage alongside Macka B, one of the most important figures in the British reggae scene of the last three decades. Perrys presence will be also at the Film Festival, where “Lee Scratch Perrys Vision of Paradise” by Volker Schaner will be screened, a poetic narrative about his figure.
With the memorable producer and creator of dub, the Main Stage recovers its Jamaican essence after the most European night of this edition, where there were no headliners of the Caribbean island.
Lee Perry will close today the Main Stage with a mixture of solid reggae, dub and the most unpredictable aspects that characterize his staging. Active since the days of ska, Scratch has worked with almost all the greats names of his era. His productions of the Wailers of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh are memorable, along with the works of Heptones, Congos, Junior Marvin and Max Romeo, plus the craziest dub sounds. His recording return last year with “Back at the Controls” received a Reggae Grammy nomination.
Green Valley reaches the Main Stage
Also tonight Green Valley will jump to the front music line of the Rototom Sunsplash, one of the most promising Spanish bands with more fans, who will savour for the first time the Main Stage after their presence last year on the Showcase. They will share the stage with Mellow Mood (Italy), one of the most interesting formations of the European reggae scene, which presents new album. Furthermore, Mellow Mood and their producer, Paolo Baldini, will participate this afternoon in the Reggae University to discuss the Dubfiles project, which brings together Italian artists and producers, which will be in the Dub Academy on Saturday 22nd. Todays line-up of the Main Stage, will be completed by Aswad, the lions of Notting Hill Gate, a major name in the English historical roots scene, who return back to the festival.