26 February 2019
We announce first 23 names for our 2019 edition, which also includes Israel Vibration and three generations of female voices: Marcia Griffiths, Queen Ifrica and Lila Iké.
We open our 2019 line-up with 23 artists for our next event in Benicàssim, August 16 to 22. On the crest of the wave, the eight-time Grammy winner and son of Bob, Ziggy Marley; the heir to the crown of modern reggae Chronixx – with the Rototom being his only date in Spain – and the incombustible dancehall of Busy Signal, a regular companion of Major Lazer.
Our musical offering ups the pulse with Babylon Soundtrack, a special project by Briton Brinsley Forde (former voice of Aswad) and Dennis Bovell (ex-Matumbi) and that combines the successes of the two mythical formations and the soundtrack of the classic reggae film Babylon.
From Jamaica, the harmony of the Rastafarian reggae symbolized by Israel Vibration and three generations of female voices: Marcia Griffiths, from Bob Marley’s I-Threes and the undisputed queen of reggae who will celebrate her career’s 55th anniversary with a special show; Queen Ifrica and her reggae-dancehall cocktail and the young velvet voiced artist Lila Iké, the new star of Protoje’s label.
The French scene is well represented with Naâman; Taïro, who booms in with The Family Band; the duo L’Entourloop with Troy Berkley and N’Zeng at the mic; the French production team OBF accompanied by The A1 Crew (with Mr. Wilson, Charlie P and Shanty D) and Stand High Patrol, in a joint project with the Italian Marina P.
A unique opportunity for addicts of the British sound system culture will be the show brought by Iration Steppas, with their own rig. Also hailing from the United Kingdom are Gentleman’s Dub Club and Jamaican-Briton Stylo G, who has collaborated with La Mala Rodríguez on her single Contigo. The first wave of confirmations for the Rototom Sunsplash 2019 is completed with New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble; Reemah; International Dub Ambassadors and Renaissance Sound, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with Jazzy T at the controls.