The biggest european reggae festival Rototom Sunsplash begins once again its tour of launch parties. The tour started yesterday and will continue until July 28, the festival will tour five countries: Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, France, and a dozen cities in Spain, to promote the 2018 edition and the 25th year of the festival anniversary
The trip starts in Rome, which will host a special party for the festival with female voices of ska and reggae; and in Berlin, with a dancehall event that will be headed by Pow Pow Movement.
in unison, but a few kilometres away, the tour continues in Modena and Tenerife (Spain). These will take place on Friday the 11th of May, with a line-up led in Italy by Patois Brothers, Forelock & The Arawak and DJ Pier Tosi; and in Tenerife by Cali P, Dj Chiqui Dubs, Lion D and Rus Kuko, among others.
Montpellier will be the next stop of this tour. On May 19 with a dub event that brings together Iration Steppas, Macky Banton, Solo Banton and, Wicked and Bonny.
On the 2nd of June the tour will hit Portugal, with Black Omolo, Sista Awa and Rubera Roots Band leading the list of guest artists. The same day the tour will also hit two cities in Spain that we personally love Tarragona and Mallorca.
On Wednesday June 6 it will be the turn of Barcelona. The Sala Apolo will welcome the historical group of Jamaican reggae Israel Vibration, together with Manu Digital, Deemas J, Greenlight and Dj Karlixx.
The international tour culminates four days later, on June 10 in London. Ahead will be: Sant Carles de la Rapita (Tarragona) and Seville (with Sister Nancy and Legal Shot, among others) on June 16; Alicante; Sagunto on July 7; the mini tour by Ky-Mani Marley through Fuengirola (Malaga), Valencia and Madrid.
The next day, on July 21, Ky-Mani Marley will also lead the reggae party in the Jardines de Viveros in Valencia, with two Valencian bands of note: Auxili and Mediterranean Roots, and Borumbaia Percusión.
The trio of reggae events with Ky-Mani Marley to the fore comes to an end on July 22 in Madrid, as a part of Noches del Botánico, which will also host Emeterians & Forward Ever Band, Mediterranean Roots, Miguel Caamaño and Toni Face.
See you in 102 days ROTOTOM !!!