17 April 2015
The concert schedule of the twenty second edition of Rototom
Sunsplash is starting to take shape.
The 26 Main Stage performances announced so far how now been given a date.
Chambao will perform on Sunday the 16th of Agosto, Major Lazer Monday the 17th, the homage to Marley with Mala Rodríguez, Amparo Sánchez, Sr. Wilson, Roberto Sánchez, Payoh Soulrebel and Salda Dago & The Blackstarliners will take place on Thursday the 20th, and SOJA will close the twenty second edition of the festival on Saturday the 22nd.
Major Lazer, the musical project founded in 2008 by the DJs and producers Diplo (Thomas Wesley Pentz) and Switch (Dave Taylor) and which has become one of the most eclectic, prolific and versatile of the planet, with Diplo, Jillionaire and the Jamaican Walshy Fire at the helm, will perform for the first time on the Main Stage of the festival on Monday the 17th of August. The Jamaican Capleton, the New Zealanders Katchafire and the legendary vocal group The Pioneers complete the line-up for this day.
Chambao, will bring their original and engaging blend of flamenco and chill out music to the Main Stage on Sunday the 16th of August, in addition to the young British singer Hollie Cook and Jah Cure, one of the most evocative voices in Jamaican music, among other artists.
Mala Rodríguez, Amparo Sánchez, Sr. Wilson, Roberto Sánchez, El Payoh Soulrebel, Salda Dago & The Blackstarliners will participate in the special tribute to Bob Marley which the festival has scheduled on the 20th, the 70th anniversary of his birth, ‘Cantando a Marley’. A unique concert bringing together, some of the most prominent figures of reggae, hip hop and fusion nationally. The artists will reinterpret some of Bob Marley’s classics on the Main Stage of the festival, each in their own style. Also on the Main Stage that night will be Uwe Banton & The Next Generation, one of the biggest names of the European roots scene, and the Londoners Bad Manners, who revitalised ska at the end of the seventies and the early eighties, fuelling it with the energy of punk.
Soja, the reggae band founded in 1997 in Washington D.C. who have made a name for themselves on the international music scene due to their values, the universalness of their message, their blend of rhythms and the quality of their songs, will end the line-up on Saturday the 22nd of August in their first performance at Rototom Sunsplash. On the same night we will also have the fusion of reggae, rock y and hip hop of the Israeli Matisyahu, the young band Uprising Roots and Protoje, one of the biggest talents from Jamaica in recent years.
On Tuesday the 18th we will have Barrington Levy, one of the most popular traditional reggae singers; Morodo, who is without a doubt the most powerful singjay from the Iberian Peninsula accompanied by Okoumé Lions; the inspirational Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, who have moved the world with their story and their music; and the ex member of the Gladiators Clinton Fearon.
On Wednesday the 19th the audience at the Main Stage can enjoy one of the living legends of reggae, Bunny Wailer, who was one of the founding members of The Wailers, with Bob Marley y Peter Tosh. Esa noche también actuarán Kiril Dzjakovski, the powerful voice of Shuga and Cham, one of the heavyweights of dancehall.
The Italians Mellow Mood and the Spanish reggae and dancehall group Green Valley will be on the Main Stage on Friday the 21st.
Naâman, one of the most revelatory artists to have come out of France in recent years, and Popcaan, a young artist from the new generation of dancehall, will open the festival on Saturday the 15th of August, together with others, still to be announced.