Rototom Sunsplash is one of the largest reggae festival in
This original event combines music and engagement, fun and opportunities to meet, discuss and reflect upon various issues. For ten consecutive days, together with the great live acts, there is a full schedule of various activities: debates, films and documentaries, photo exhibitions, workshops on percussions, African dance, Capoeira and Didjeridoo, sessions of meditation and alternative medicine, meetings on reggae music and Rasta culture. A professional team organizes creative workshops, puppet shows and juggling to entertain the large number of children that are always present at the festival.
More than a music festival, the Rototom Sunsplash can be considered a real holiday: during the daytime, those who do not attend the various debates and workshops can sunbathe, play frisbee or football, read, rest on a hammock or simply wander around the village, mixing with a multitude of new friends.
When the sun goes down, the lights on the main stage turn on and music becomes the undisputed protagonist. One after the other, the top artists and bands from
Bars and restaurants are open all day and night to offer drinks and dishes from all over the world, whereas in the crowded, open-air market, reggae music and positive vibes spread out from every stall. As well as records and handcrafted products, in the market you can find many non-profit organizations who promote their countless activities, aimed at improving living standards around the world.
The staff working at the infopoint and the internet point speaks a number of languages, so that the over 50% of persons who come from outside
The 2009 edition of the event will be held from July 2 to 11, once again in the
The live acts will be broadcasted on radio by Popolare Network. Special programmes will be televised on the satellite channel Arcoiris. Live streaming will be available on our website.
The line-up of confirmed acts is as follows:
Main Stage: Alborosie, Steel Pulse, Skatalites, Ska-J
Dancehall: Channel One, Conscious Sound + guests
Main Stage: Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sud Sound System, European Reggae Finals, Gocoo
Dancehall: Lt. Stitchie – Backed by Sheriff Soundpatrol, Yaga Yaga
Main Stage: Horace Andy, Rootz Underground, Easy Star All Stars, European Reggae Finals
Main Stage: Ali Campbell (ex-Ub40), Aggrolites,
Dancehall: I-Shence, Ward 21
Main Stage: Beenie Man, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Freddy McGregor, Elijah & Dubby Conquerors.
Dancehall: Soul Stereo feat. Lone Ranger & Carlton
Main Stage: Buju Banton, Groundation, Sebastian Sturm
Main Stage: Bunny Wailer,
Dancehall: Jungle Nite with Kenny Ken, Ragga Twins, Junglist
Main Stage: Sly & Robbie, Bitty Mclean, Pablo Moses, U
Dancehall: Shashamane Int’l – World Sound Cup Clash 2009 winner
Main Stage: Anthony B,
Dancehall: One Love Hi Powa
Tickets are priced at 150 euro for a 10-day ticket, and 180 euro for a festival ticket with camping, and daily tickets 25 euro.