Glastonbury 'One Love' reggae festival will support Amnesty's human rights work
Performers at the 31 August-2 September event include Mighty Diamonds, Mad Professor, Jerry Dammers and Don Letts
‘Reggae has a long history of supporting human rights issues’ - Kerry Moscogiuri
Amnesty International is supporting this year’s One Love reggae festival near Glastonbury at the end of August.
The festival, which has grown into a major three-day reggae event, will see well-known Jamaican acts – including Cutty Ranks, Johnny Clarke, Johnny Osbourne, Mighty Diamonds and Mad Professor – playing alongside significant performers from the UK ska, reggae and dub scenes, including Jerry Dammers, Don Letts, Zion Train and Saxon Sound System.
The event, at a site on Gilcombe Farm adjacent to the picturesque Somerset town of Bruton near Glastonbury, takes place during 31 August-2 September and 20 per cent of the proceeds from all ticket sales will go towards Amnesty’s human rights work.
Kerry Moscogiuri, Amnesty International UK’s campaigns director, said:
“We’re delighted that One Love is supporting Amnesty’s human rights work and we expect this to be a superb event from some of the world’s best reggae musicians.
“Reggae has a long history of supporting human rights issues, from the campaign to end Apartheid in South Africa to speaking out on police killings and institutionalised discrimination.
“Reggae vibes on an August weekend in the Somerset countryside is surely a winning combination.”
What: reggae festival, with 20% of proceeds to Amnesty
When: 31 August-2 September 2018
Who: Johnny Clarke, Jerry Dammers, Johnny Osbourne, Zion Train, Mighty Diamonds, Mad Professor and others
Where: Gilcombe Farm, Bruton (near Glastonbury), Somerset BA10 0QE
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.