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One Love Festival 2023

One Love Festival 2023

Starts: 10th Aug 2023

Highden Estate, Worthing, West Sussex

The UK’s longest continually running Reggae Festival celebrates its 15th Anniversary with multiple exciting announcements today.



Freddie McGregor and The Big Ship Family, Junior Marvin & the Legendary Wailers, Mutabaruka, IQulah Rastafari, Mad Professor, Jah Warriors, Giddeon Fa

PRESS RELEASE: Exciting New Location and Huge Collaborators announcement

Highden Estate, Worthing, West Sussex, RH20 4BA

One Love Festival, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th August 2023

Press Release: Artist Announcement, Daily Shuttle Reggae Bus, New Areas and Back to Africa theme

Dear Press / Listing managers

The UK’s longest continually running Reggae Festival celebrates its 15th Anniversary with multiple exciting announcements today.

We are pleased to confirm our new home at Highden Estate in Worthing. A breathtakingly stunning beautiful venue surrounded by rolling South Down Hills, a perfect retreat to celebrate a One Love annual gathering.

This year we are reintroducing our Daily Shuttle “Reggae Bus” from Worthing Train Station to the very heart of the Festival and safely back again throughout each day of the entire weekend as a part of our carbon offsetting program

One Love 2023 incorporates so many outstanding new creative and artistic contributors and areas including the Om and Bass area (hosted by Om and Bass festival) an extensive healing and holistic therapies area of relaxation and great vibes - a total alcohol-free and vegan space. A tree will be planted for every attendee there - we can’t wait to welcome Om and Bass to the One Love community.

Dub Legend and Pioneer Mad Professor brings his famous Gambian Festival “Back to Africa” to One Love Festival this year Jense, the theme of the event is “Back to Africa”. Think Culture, Tribal, Drums, Fsnce Art and Crafts - Rastafarians believe all Rastas will eventually return to Zion (Africa) it’s a wonderful time to Work with Neil (Fraser) he has been the centre of UK Reggae, and he is creatively very respected Dub pioneer in the World.

We have the pleasure of announcing the return of our famous Battle of the Dubplates, last hosted 5 years ago in 2018 - who will win the Champion Sound Cup trophy - only you can decide!

This year’s Battle of the Dubplates is of most epic proportions a once in a lifetime Clash, a rare Gathering of UK Foundation Sounds from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s representing London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester, Bristol, and Derby - and it is YOU who decides who is going to take home the Championship Cup 2023.

King Tubbys Sound System Vs Unique Star Vs Youthman Promotion Vs Java Nuclear Power

Winner will become Champion Sound 2023.

We have the pleasure of announcing for our special 15th anniversary special IQulah Rastafari and the Gideon Family will be our co-curators.

IQULAH (and the Gideon Family), which represents Integrity, Quality, Unity and Love for Africa as Home, are known Internationally as Reggae Ambassadors. Iqulah is the President of Chapter 17 of The Ethiopian World Federation. IQulah’s mission is to bring love and unity to the four ends of the earth. His mission is unity for the people. He has established community centre’s around the world, including The Andahnet Center in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, and two community centres in Rwanda and Uganda, East Africa. The Gideon Force Foundation (GFF) is a charity-based organisation that aims to support the development of community centres and other projects in development.

We are also very proud to announce our first phase of lineup announcements:

Mutabaruka, Nadine Sutherland, IQulah Rastafari and Gideon Family, Mad Professor, Jah Warriors, Ariwa Roots Daughters ft Aisha, Sister Audrey, Sandra Cross, Zeena Banks, Red Head Qi, Lady Marga, Don Campbell, Pyramids Symarip, Prince Hammer and Dub Natty Sessions, Saxon Sound System, Reggae Regulars, Nucleus Roots, Demolition Man, Babe Roots, Zion Train, Dj Vadim + Jman, DigitalDubs, LionDud, Jah Tubbys, Kibir La Amlak, Captain Accident, The Scorchers ft Freddie Notes, Dubkasm, Inner Sanctuary (Altha and Omega), Earl Gateshead, Dan Wiltshire, Direct Impact, Dubateers, Twilight Circus Suns of Dub, Smith and Mighty, Nick Manasseh, Mixmaster Morris, Coreysan & Ink Project, Natural Right.

About One Love Festival

At the forefront of the UK Reggae and Culture scene for 15yrs – The People’s Festival of un-dividing peace and un-conquering love – we create a world that allows you to immerse yourselves within completely, unrestrictedly – a reality where hope and love joins everybody into a combined and unbreakable positive force – where everyone is welcome and no-one’s is judged – an atmosphere of acceptance where there are no borders just One People, One World

About the original One Love Concert (1978):

The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22nd, 1978, at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties; Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers’ performance of “Jammin”, when Marley joined the hands of political rivals, Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP).

Bob Marley said the following as he called the two politicians onstage and held their hands above his head: “His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, I run lightning, leading the people of the slaves to shake hands. . . To show the people that you love them right, to show the people that you gonna unite, show the people that you're over bright, show the people that everything is all right. Watch, watch, watch, what you're doing, because. . I'm not so good at talking but I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. I'm trying to say, could we have, could we have, up here onstage here the presence of Mr. Michael Manley and Mr. Edward Seaga. I just want to shake hands and show the people that we're gonna unite . . . we're gonna unite . . . we've got to unite . . . The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead. The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead.”

Disabled Facilities: Yes throughout