One Love Festival
09 Jun 2010
The One Love Festival has a new location in Hainault Forest Country Park. It is the only London based music festival to offer camping and is a multi-cultural, multi-ethical, environmentally friendly event.
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Friday 6th – Sunday 8th August 2010
Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell, London
One Love Festival comes to a brand new location, Hainault Forest Country Park, just 30 minutes from London’s Oxford Circus. As the city’s only music festival to offer camping facilities, it is a multi-cultural, multi-ethical, environmentally friendly event, buzzing with creativity, harmony and soul.
Originally held in Kent, the new site boasts a rare breeds farm, ancient woodland, lakes and spectacular settings. A global line-up of reggae and dub music, bands, DJs and performance poetry, with food from around the world, a fair trade village, healing area, multimedia tent and a Caribbean carnival procession. Head-liners include: Luciano, Mikey General, Lutan Fyah, Michael Prophet, Benjamin Zephaniah and Soothsayers Meet Red Earth Collective.
Now in its third year, the festival was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest ever gigs. Bob Marley’s famous 1978 One Love concert was held at the National Stadium in Kingston, in an attempt to cool down the violent conflicts that were tearing Jamaica apart during political civil war. During his performance of Jammin, Bob Marley asked Prime Minister Michael Manley and opposition leader Edward Seaga, to join him on stage and hold hands in a symbolic gesture of the country’s long-awaited unification.
This year’s One Love Festival will be keeping true to its environmental roots, boasting 100 per cent composting toilets, a target of 80 per cent recycling, on-site solar showers and noise management policies – including the infamous Silent Disco to keep people entertained during the small hours.
A special payment plan has also been introduced to help festival goers spread the cost of their ticket throughout the year, so the event is accessible to every-one. In 2009, it was nominated for three Awards, including Best Family Festival and Best Small Festival.
To find out more or purchase tickets:
or write to: Foxes Den Ltd,
66 Willoughby Road,
Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 9HN
The stage bus is a double decker bus which has been converted in to a mobile stage. Photo: copyright www.thestagebus.com
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