The first announcement unveiling the initial artists signed onto Rototom 25 is finally here! As of this morning, Spain’s Rototom Sunsplash, otherwise known as the biggest European reggae extravaganza of all time, has taken shape for reggae-lovers far and wide. Situated on the breathtaking Costa Azahar Mediterranean beaches of Benicassim, Rototom is not your regular reggae festival. First of all, it stretches a whopping week long. Last year, it was eight full days of music and merriment; this year, seven, from August 16th – 22nd, 2018. Second, on top of the most exemplary selections of worldwide reggae artists, Rototom is themed. Although yet to be revealed, Rototom is officially a quarter of a century old – it’s time to go BIG.
Rototom is officially a quarter of a century old – it’s time to go BIG.
And, don’t you fret for one minute that this is going to be anything but the time of your life! The Rototom crew is ready to provide a larger than life experience, evidenced in the artists attached to the 25th Annual announcement numero uno. The first headliner revealed, closing down the inaugural night of August 16th, is none other than American folk/reggae artist Ben Harper, alongside his Innocent Criminals. Also on the bill for 2018 is New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop (August 21st), Italian reggae artist Alborosie & Shengen Clan (August 20th), French roots reggae band Danaki (August 20th), Valencian nine-piece band Auxilli (August 16th), Jamaican R&B The Uppertones (August 21st), Spanish reggae-dancehall artists Green Valley and Morodo, UK’s vibey chanteuse Hollie Cook (August 18th) and early reggae revivalists Alpheus & the Mighty Megatons (August 17th) – also hailing from the UK. Speaking of the reggae revival movement, Protoje will be there with The Indiggnation (August 20th), along with reggae heavyweight Tarrus Riley featuring Dean Fraser (August 22nd) and GRAMMY-award winner Jimmy Cliff (August 17th). That’s three generations of Jamaican reggae music just in one announcement!
With a taste of each day disclosed, Rototom 25 has already rendered itself the primary place to be this summer. It is unclear at this point in time if all performing acts will be scattered across the same seven stages as last year, but one thing is certain – camping is still encouraged! Tickets for the 25th Annual are already on sale, with weeklong passes as low as 150 Euros until May 8th! Whether you’re eternally wanderlust or simply want an unforgettable Spanish summer experience, get your tickets for Rototom Sunsplash 25 today at www.rototomsunsplash.com. Stay tuned for more on the #25Anniversary to come!