13 August 2016
The Rototom Sunsplash is ready to open its 23rd edition today in Benicàssim under the slogan ‘Reggae for Freedom’ with a very varied program.
The Main Stage will raise its curtain with names like Macaco, (Barcelona), who has just launched its new album, ‘Historias Tattooadas’, and will bring a special show to the festival with multiple nuances for the Rototom Sunsplash reggae fans. On the first day Main Stage will also have a strong Jamaican presence, led by one of the great female voices of reggae that is Marcia Griffiths, one of the vocalists of the I Threes, and chorus singer for Bob Marley himself. The opening quartet will be completed by the former lead singer of the legendary Black Uhuru, Mykal Rose, who in 1985 became the first reggae artist to win a Grammy Award for his album ‘Anthem’; as well as the DJ and dancehall artist Jeffrey Campbell, better known as Assassin aka Agent Sasco, who will present some of the songs from his latest album, much more reggae.
As for the other stages, the Showcase Stage welcomes the Brazilian artist Dada Yute, composer of the tune ‘Rototom City’, the song that he wrote and dedicated especially to festival. The line-up also features the performance of the locals, from Castellon, Bandits and SwingLing DJ’s raising the curtain on the ska slot that will run every night, from 23:30 to 02:15.
In DanceHall the selection of sounds scheduled for Saturday includes the Americans Camouflage who will share the night with the Italians Heavy Hammer, in addition to the Spanish Rebelmadiaq. And, as for the Dub Academy, Saturday’s line-up will be led by the French Blackboard Jungle that have consolidated themselves as one of the forces responsible for the blooming of the dub scene in France in particular and in Europe in general.