12 December 2019
We can change the world is the theme on which Rototom Sunsplash builds its 27th edition in Benicàssim (Castellón), 16 to 22 August, 2020. A theme that will inspire the programming, the cultural engine and the social actions that our event promotes every year and which has a clear message: each person has the power to change things and cannot afford to stand arms crossed. We cannot look the other way.
Thus, in this new adventure, the active and positive call to defend the planet is maintained, in line with last year’s consolidated Stand up for Earth. This time however we want to take it a step further. We know that another world is possible; but only if we save and take care of the one we have. At Rototom Sunsplash we have always said that change begins with people, and we must assume our responsibility not to be complicit in the destruction of the Earth. We must act because we can change the world.
15 years ago, in the tenth edition of the Rototom Sunsplash (Osoppo, Italy), the Jamaican poet and musician Linton Kwesie Johnson sent this message to new generations around the world: “Your opinion and your action are important. You can change the world. You can change the world. ”
Under the umbrella of the We can change the world, the challenges for this 27th anniversary are to continue to be active in this collective struggle called Earth. From August 16 to 22, the Rototom Sunsplash city, built in the Benicàssim concerts venue will be a space dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the efforts of people struggling to turn the course of Earth and humanity. It will also become a forum that will give voice to planetary heroes and heroines, which will work to identify solutions and alternatives to develop a more just and sustainable world. A world in which reggae music, recognised as intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO, is a vehicle of social, political and cultural reflection and that for 27 years has spread its values of peace, love, tolerance and respect.
Our commitment to the ideal that Another world is possible remains intact. We will prove it this coming summer in Benicàssim.