One Love in Kent as reggae festival returns to the Hop Farm

The festival will take place on the 30th August

Reggae lovers will be heading to the Hop Farm in Kent again this year as the One Love Festival returns after a seven year hiatus.

The festival will have music from more than thirty artists, bands and musicians including Fabio and Grooverider and Benjamin Zephaniah.

The festival, which runs at the venue in Paddock Wood from 30th August to 1st September, will also feature a Rasta Village highlighting the way of life of the Rastafari movement and the principles of living in harmony with nature and the role of Ehtopia's former Emperor Haile Selassie. There"ll be meditation workshops and children's activities too.

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.