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Rototom Sunsplash celebrates its 25th anniversary August 16 to 22 in Benicàssim

By November 21, 2017Articles

Tickets for the 2018 edition will be on sale from next December 15 on the festival’s website


August 16 to 22 in the Benicàssim festival grounds (Spain) is where it’s at. Rototom Sunsplash just announced the dates for its 2018 edition, marked by the celebration of its 25th anniversary, which will bring first class international artists and exclusive shows to Benicàssim, commemorate the reggae festival’s first quarter century.

An anniversary that Rototom Sunsplash has used as a turning point to introduce some changes in its current format: to set stable dates for future editions and move from the current eight day format to one of seven. Thus, the purpose of the organization is to celebrate the festival from August 16 to 22, with seven days in which to present a “much more intense programme, with the same amount of activities as before that were distributed over more days”, says the director of the macro reggae event, Filippo Giunta. “The public will have more daily offerings to choose from and enjoy; the programme will not lose anything, to the contrary, it will gain in intensity and variety.”

What does not change is the Rototom Sunsplash philosophy, marked by its multicultural profile, social and environmental commitment, self-management model -“that gives us freedom to choose what we want to offer”- and the variety of parallel activities it offers to the public in its different areas, “beyond the music itself”.

With the machinery to design the musical and extra musical programme of this 25th anniversary well in place, Giunta foresees that: “It will be a special edition, with special projects, which include unique shows that can only be seen in Benicàssim, which we will be announcing shortly.” All of this to commemorate the Rototom Sunsplash’s first quarter of a century, “for which we have set ourselves the challenge continually increasing the quality of the line-up, and maintaining attendance numbers. We want to opt for a quality festival where each festival goer has their own vital space”.
Advance ticket sales for the Rototom Sunsplash’s 25th anniversary will begin at 23.00 on December 15 via the Rototom Sunsplash website.
220,000 festivalgoers from 98 different countries attended the 2017 edition of the festival.


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