It was exactly one year ago in Loviisa, when we started daydreaming about covering Rototom Sunsplash as media. It has been a long year of working hard, brainstorming and promoting. But all our efforts have been rewarded by getting our accreditation. As an independent radio it has been a really exciting pursuit from such a big festival.
So here we are, are you ready for a walk inside the biggest european reggae event with us ?Let’s begin with the media center, which is something you hardly ever see.
It is just on the left of the main stage, very cozy and useful area for every professional working here.
But let's go on with our visit. The festival area is one of the most eclectic and sparkling you may imagine. Thematic areas, uplifting quotes and art everywhere, and delicious and spiced smells from the several ethnic restaurants. There are several stages displaying artists that go from old school roots to the most up-to-date Dance Hall, for every taste and age in the big reggae universe.
This is the Lion Stage, the first one you come across when you enter the festival area, quite a welcome if you arrive when someone's playing !
It was a bit too early for this stage when I took the picture, but here you can see the Dance Hall area, where the craziest and those with most stamina can dance and sing until the sunrise.
And here we are in the real musical heart of the festival, the Main Stage and Radio Rototom. The greatest name have perfomed on that very stage.
And here you have a quick peek of my very favourite area : the Artisan Market, where it is possible to see many different kind of artisans perform their skills in front of the amazed eyes of adult and children.
If we want to find a downside of Rototom, it is not in the festival itself but mostly in the camping accommodation which could be better to meet the basic needs of such a huge amount of people (worst part is the lack of drinking water ) and the communication among the staff which is a bit poor.
I really hope you enjoyed the stroll around the festival, we're surely happy to be here and we look forward to many more collaborations.