15 August 2018
From the most classic roots to hip hop, soul, ska and rock steady, going through Caribbean rhythms and black roots music, the nights of the festival invite you to discover new sound horizons by the hand of the scenic trident that has consolidated itself: the three clubs that put more rhythm if it fits into the evenings of the Rototom Sunsplash. From the most veteran ones: the Roots Yard and Jumping stage, are joined by the most recent arrival Caribbean Uptempo, which disembarks, for the second consecutive year and with a lot of strength.
We propose a musical journey by night that starts at the Roots Yard, the sound system area where reggae returns to its roots, which has among its main attractions the gathering of representatives from the leading international sounds. Second stop: Jumping. With its resident crew interspersed with offerings from prominent international guests, the stage lives up to its name and invites you to action and dance. Here all black roots music converges from its origins – afro, soul, r&b and funk – to its more modern derivatives, such as hip hop, dubstep, drum & bass and trap, to dance until dawn.
We round the trip off with the Caribbean Uptempo and its explosive fusion of ska, rocksteady, early reggae, calypso, mento soca and cumbia that will be offered up by the best selectors of the United Kingdom will put content every night. A poster that includes Musclehead of Saxon Sound, Duke Neville, Gladdy Wax, D’Oxman, Artical Ranx, Asher G and the great Wassie One. Next to them, a crew of resident DJs, with Magoo Brixton MC, Tony Massive, Nembokid Selecta, Toni Face and Stefano Cecchi among others.