17 August 2016
The Main Stage will swing between the contagious rhythms of Inner Circle (Jamaica), who have been together for 45 years and are known for their hits such as ‘Sweat (A lalalala long)’ and ‘Bad Boys’ (the theme song of the TV series COPS), and the superb sounds of Dub Inc (France), who have consolidated their postion as one of the most important reggae groups in France and will take us on a journey through their nineteen career, playing many of their most famous songs.
Gentleman’s Dub Club (UK), who in addition to having collaborated with artists of the calibre of the Wailers, Busy Signal and U-Roy, are renowned for the unique energy they bring to the stage with their blend of dub, ska and roots reggae, will share the main stage with the roots veterans The Congos. The Jamaican group garnered critical acclaim in the late seventies with the album ‘Heart of the Congos’ which they recorded with the legendary Lee ‘Scracth’ Perry and which quickly became a classic. The DanceHall stage will also feautre several Jamaican artists.
The audience can enjoy the ragamuffin, DanceHall and reggae vibes of Skarra Mucci, and the heavyweight sounds of Freddie Krueger, who rose to fame after taking the place of Ricky Trooper in the legendary Kilimanjaro crew, filling the dancehall with energy and good vibrations in every one of his sessions.
In the Reggae University Camp, in addition to the Film Festival screenings, the British veteran Mad Professor – who this year celebrates the 40th anniversary of his label, Ariwa- will be talking about the past, present and future of dub in a session which will also feature Lasai, Álex Bass, Yeyo Pérez y George Palmer.