O2 in London will be transformed into a Caribbean oasis as over 50 artists take to the stage.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, The O2 in London will be transformed into a Caribbean oasis as over 50 artists take to the stage as part of Respect Jamaica 50.
The two week extravaganza, from July 25 to August 6 will include a multitude of legendary Jamaican singers, DJs, writers, comedians, actors and poets showcasing the cultural depth and diversity of this esteemed nation.
The line-up includes:
Damian Marley, Toots & The Maytals, Mighty Diamonds, Leroy Heptones Sibbles, Tarrus Riley, John Holt, Morgan Heritage, Lee Scratch, Perry Jah, Shaka Sound System, Shaggy, Bob Andy, Freddie McGregor, Maxi Priest Plus many more!
The Respect Jamaica 50 Line-up
25 July: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Mad Professor, Ras Lawi with Reggae Vibes
26 July: Damian Marley plus guests Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Wayne Marshall,Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, Jo Mersa
27 July: Damian Marley plus guests Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, Jo Mersa
28 July: Tappa Zukie, U-Roy, Yellowman, Dennis Alcapone & Winston Reedy
29 July: Jamaican Legends Band: Ernest Ranglin, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare & Tyrone Downie
30 July: Mutabaruka live with the Lloyd Parks Band, The Abyssinians, Jah9, Benjamin Zephaniah 31 July: John Holt, Mighty Diamonds, Leroy Heptones Sibbles
1 August: Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Maxi Priest, Johnny Osbourne
2 August: Tarrus Riley, Gyptian, Nomadz, Natty
3 August: Toots & The Maytals, Junior Toots, Chantelle Ernandez, followed by Sir Lloyd Coxsone & Fatman Hi Fi until late
4 August: Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Michael Prophet with the Dub Asante Band followed by Jah Shaka Sound System until late
5 August: Morgan Heritage, Shaggy, Raging Fyah
6 August: Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Morgan, Max Romeo, Gaylads, Bob Andy, followed by David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan until late
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