Legends, emerging talent and eclectic sound: Rototom Sunsplash gets ready to roar for summer 2023
40 names shape the first artist announcement of the International Reggae Festival, which opens with the likes of Barrington Levy, Capleton and the most recent Grammy award winner Kabaka Pyramid; along with Junior Marvin & The Legendary Wailers and Don Carlos

The African reggae scene is represented by Yemi Alade from Nigeria and the Ivorian Tiken Jah Fakoly, while the legendary British band Steel Pulse, the French L’Entourloop and Biga Ranx, and Zoo, from Spain, lead the musical tour of Europe

The musical tapestry that is the 28th edition of the International Reggae Festival Rototom Sunsplash, to be held in Benicàssim (Castelló, Spain) from August 16th to 22nd, 2023, begins to come to life. More than 40 names inaugurate a line-up that reflects the idiosyncratic journey on which the macro cultural event embarks each year through the global reggae scene, steeped, as always, in a rich range of melodic sound. Figuras consagradas conviviendo con artistas y proyectos emergentes. dealing doses of long-awaited returns together with expectant debuts. This is how Rototom begins to mould its versatile programme to fill the summer with music and culture.

The journey begins in Jamaica, with nine shows for the Main Stage, led by Barrington Levy; Capleton; Kabaka Pyramid; Junior Marvin & The Legendary Wailers; Don Carlos; Anthony B; Lila Iké; Mutabaruka; and the Inna de Yard collective. It continues through Africa with Yemi Alade from Nigeria and the Ivorian Tiken Jah Fakoly and then on to Europe, with the legendary British band Steel Pulse, as well as L’Entourloop and Biga Ranx from France, and the Spanish band Zoo.

Representing as always, Lion Stage innovates with fifteen debuts, featuring the likes of Dub Fx from Australia; the Brit Vandal; the benchmark reggae band on the Tunisian scene Gultrah Sound System and Geo with The Upright Ones (following in the footsteps of his father, Don Carlos), from Jamaica. The singer Lady Lykez and Freddie Krueger lead the first immersion in Dancehall, while the Dub Academy adds to the mix, with Scientist Sound & Friends and Channel One from the UK.

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