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One Love Festival 2019

Starts: 30th Aug 2019

We are really excited to bringing the Festival back to the Heart of Kent where where we had a wonderful time in 2012 and 2017 - This years wonderful presentation includes x 3 Nights Camping, a Rasta Village, Executive Toilet facilities and 4 stages + lots lots more

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Start Date

30th Aug 2019

End Date

1st Sep 2019

Location

The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent TN126PY

Lineup

Linval Thompson, Trinity, DubFX, Benjamin Zephaniah, Carl Malcom, Keith Poppin, Macka B, Dawn Penn, Mad Professor, Fabio and GrooveRider

Details

13th annual celebration of Pace and Love - are theme this year is Hop Meets Hemp


RASTA VILLAGE

IQulah Rastafari Giddeon Family presents Rasta Village in association with the Rasatafari Andahnet Center (St Ann, Jamaica) and the Ethiopian World Federation.

Hosted by Iqulah Rastafari – Iqulah is the president of EWF Charter 17 in his home of St. Ann, Jamaica and has been a International Chaplin for the last 3yrs

Rastafari is rightly associated with Jamaica for defending Emperor Haile Selassie the First. The island of Jamaica gave birth to the movement in the 1930s. Rastafari is an Abrahamic faith that adheres to much of The Bible, though Rastafaris worship Haile Selassie I, former emperor of Ethiopia.

Rastafari culture rejects many of the conditions of modern society they consider degenerate, including materialism, oppression and sensual pleasures. They refer to this corrupt version of society as “Babylon,” which is directly opposite of “Zion,” the promised land, often considered Ethiopia.

While many Rastas choose not to cut their hair, and wear dreadlocks, it is not an absolute for believers.


Rasta Village will be highlighting the way of life of the Rastafari movement. The Ethiopian World Federation will present a workshop on the works and times of HIM Haile Selassie 1st, the early rise of the Ras Tafari and the Ethiopian movements.

As you approach you’ll hear the traditional Nyabinghi drumming and chanting getting louder and the natural smell of the wood fire pit and Herb and Spice Garden

In the Village you’ll be surrounded by the Rastafarian life in motion and will see the principles of living in harmony with nature and the role of Haile Selassie I.

You have opportunity to witness food preparation through the Ital village kitchen, showing the vegetables, herbs and spices used in Rastafarian cooking, showing the nutritional and culinary importance of each ingredient

Including:

Drumming Work Shops
Ital Food Caterers
Craft Work Shops
Home Made Gifts
Chanting and Dance Work Shops
Meditation
Food

A herb library where your guide will explain the medicinal properties of the many herbs grown there and, in some cases, those which scientists are beginning to investigate for their use in scientific remedies.

A meditative temple where you can engage in your own private contemplation.

Throughout the proceedings there is a traditional drum and chanting session in the centre of the village. With Herbal tea and fresh fruit available to purchase whilst you listen or even join the join the drummers at the end of the session.

Traditional jewellery, clothing and herbal remedies are made and sold in the village.

SPACE OF LOVE

The Space of Love is our dedicated field of holistic, wellbeing and spiritual awakening a place to relax, participate and expand your minds with one or as many of our workshops as you desire.

A central marquee will be the heart of activity where you can enjoy workshops such as; yoga, sound baths, meditations, communal drumming sessions and active art exhibitions. Our mindful workshops have been selected for both children and adults alike, spreading a message of Love, community and empowerment. The Space of Love will provide you with a happy and welcoming environment where you can contemplate the many unseen wonders of our world in a big bubble of Love.

Situated around the marquee hub will be some carefully handpicked stalls amongst the trees to explore offering services such as healing and massage

Each morning between 9am and 11am we will have a variety of meditations, yoga and sound therapies, equally great for you early birds and you sleepy heads, let us lull you into a day of tranquil rejuvenation. Throughout the day you can sample many alternative therapies, gain insight from different concepts or take part in some of our spiritual arts and crafts workshops. Below is a taste of some of the activities available, we look forward to meeting you.

Sound System History

The sound system concept first became popular in the 1950s, in the ghettos of Kingston. DJs would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers and set up street parties. An important part of sound system culture is the sound clash, an organized battle between two or more systems. The culture of the Sound System was brought to the UK with the mass immigration of Jamaicans in the 1960s and 70's

About One Love Festival:

We are really excited to bringing the Festival back to the Heart of Kent where where we had a wonderful time in 2012 and 2017

This years wonderful presentation includes x 3 Nights Camping, a Rasta Village, increased toilet and pamper facilities, increased children’s and circus activities, more Healers in our dedicated Field of Love, a more relaxed laid back vibe even more spread out arenas a Stone Circle and with more emphasis on Nature and Peace. We are going back to the root of all festivals; a camping weekend festival dedicated to a better world


Disabled Facilities

Disabled access, wheelchair charging, toilets, showers, camping,

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