Hundreds of Reggae lovers are heading to the One Love Festival in Kent this weekend, to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican Independence.
For the first time, the event, which has been running at other sites for 5 years, is going to be held at Hop Farm in Paddock Wood.
Two years ago, Julian Marley, the son of Reggae legend Bob Marley played at the festival and this year it's part funded by a coffee company which is run by another of Bob Marley's sons Rohan.
The original One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22nd, 1978, at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.
This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties - the Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party.
The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers’ performance of “Jammin”, when Marley joined the hands of the two political rivals and appealed for unity.
The Proclaimers will be among the headline acts at the Wickham Festival in Hampshire tonight.
The festival started yesterday and further acts including KT Tunstall, Bellowhead and The Levellers will be entertaining the crowds over the weekend.
Music stars KT Tunstall and the Proclaimers will be among the headline acts at the Wickham Festival in Hampshire tonight. The festival started yesterday and further acts including Bellowhead and The Levellers will be entertaining the crowds over the weekend.
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A group of volunteers from Kent who helped stranded motorists on the island are holding an online auction to raise funds.
South East 4x4 Response sent four vehicles and five support staff down to the island on Saturday to help get vehicles out of the mud.
The volunteers describe the auction for “ souvenir mud “ collected on one of the vehicles as very tongue in cheek.
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Delays expected due to Isle of Wight Festival traffic on A3054 in both directions between Victoria Road and A3021 Whippingham Road. There has been heavy rainfall making the camp site & car parks muddy.
The mud has led to difficulties getting vehicles into the car parks. Overnight vehicles have had to be towed onto site using tractors. Police ask drivers to prepare their vehicles for towing.
Same Sky spends the six months leading up to the parade working with local schools to help them plan and create their costumes. The charity, which works with communities to create exciting and affordable arts events, has been organising the spectacular free parade since 1989.