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KONSHENS live @ Main Stage 2011

Konshens’ real name is Garfield Spence and we could say that this young artist is one of the most interesting of the new generation of Jamaican singers. Singles such as “Pon di corner” (together with Delus, his brother), “Gal dem a talk”, “Forward” and the superb combination with Tarrus Riley in “Good girl gone bad”…

LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY live @ Main Stage 2011

Lee Perry is a legend and one of the fathers of the classic reggae and dub sound. His incredible creativity, often pushed to the limit, is often shown through extreme and eccentric behaviour. One example would be the episode of the destruction of his legendary Black Ark Studios, where he had created his own unmistakable…

BRIGADIER JERRY live @ Main Stage 2011

We are delighted to announce a performance by this Jamaican DJ! Brigadier Jerry gained legendary status in Jamaican dancehall music in the late seventies and eighties with his conscious style and improvisational abilities. He was born as Robert Russell in the Papine region of Kingston on September 28th, 1957. After his beginnings as a stand-up…

KY-MANI MARLEY live @ Main Stage 2011

Togheter with Stephen, Ky-Mani Marley is the son of the great Bob, whose voice is most similar to the father’s. On February 26, 1976 he was born to the legendary Robert Nesta Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion, Anita Belnavis. After having passed some periods of his childhood with the father Bob and the mother…

GLEN WASHINGTON live @ Main Stage 2010

We are delighted to also confirm the sweet voice of Glen Washington, the specialist veteran of ‘ lovers style’ to the Sunsplash 2010 line-up . Glen began singing as a member of Joe Gibbs’ crew in the seventies while he was still young and continued his career as drummer for Joseph Hill’s Culture for many…

THE ABYSSINIANS live @ Main Stage 2010

Sattamassagana’ the quintessential Rastafari hymn recorded by the Abyssinians in 1969 was on its own enough to make this legendary vocal trio unforgettable. In reality, Bernard Collins and his team had written other extraordinary ‘roots & culture’ pieces during the 1970s without achieving the fame they deserved but when touring they always had a loyal…

MORCHEEBA live @ Main Stage 2010

Sunsplash has often included quality offerings from outside the reggae scene in it’s line-up. This year it’s time for the British band Morcheeba. Internationally famed for their mix of trip hop, soul and pop, the group was founded in the mid 1990s by brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey, originally from Folkestone. The band which broke…

ALBOROSIE live @ Main Stage 2010

After great hits like ‘Herbalist‘ and ‘Kingston town‘, Alborosie was signed by prestigious label Greensleeves, and has released a CD entitled ‘Escape from Babylon’ which is full of references to the golden years of roots reggae and conciousness. His recent European tour was a real triumph and no doubt he will deliver another magical performance…

AFRICA UNITE live @ Main Stage 2010

The roots of Italian reggae in Spain with Rototom Sunsplash! After almost 30 years on the scene, Africa Unite are no doubt one the longest standing reggae bands in Italy. Their history is intertwined with that of the festival since Madaski, Bunna and the rest of the band agree to play year after year, always…