Nearly 90,000 people have attended the first three days of Rototom Sunsplash, a figure that for the organization demonstrates "the desire for the public to meet" at this international festival based in Benicàssim.
Thus, since its inception on August 16 and until this Saturday, nearly 90,000 people of more than 70 nationalities have passed through the Castellón concert venue, including Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands , Portugal and the United States as the main countries of origin.
Of these, more than 13,000 are under 13 years of age, which "reinforces the family profile" of the macro-musical event. Also its "more inclusive" side thanks to the 9,000 over 65s and more than 4,000 people with functional diversity along with their companions have joined the Rototom experience, as detailed by the organization in a statement.
The festival also accumulates followers thanks to streaming. In fact, among the most followed live shows is the Burning Spear concert last Friday, which has reached "incredible figures", according to the organization, coinciding with the release of their new album, No destroyer, which is among the best sellers. these days in the United States.
The musical event faces its fifth day of celebration this Sunday, in the middle of a venue "full of life and leisure proposals for any age", with which to "recharge energy" before giving way to the concerts.
Rototom also reserves part of its agenda for "social reflection". This Sunday he will do so with the session On the margins on the drama of evictions, which will host the screening of the film of the same name (5:00 p.m.) to be followed by a debate with the film's director and actor Juan Diego Botto; his co-writer, the journalist Olga Rodríguez; and the lawyer from the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH), Javier Rubio.
At 8:00 p.m. it will be time for "one of the most anticipated shows" by lovers of Jamaican foundational sounds, the one starring Linval Thompson and Willie Williams. "Capital" figures in the history of reggae will be accompanied on stage by the Spanish Roberto Sánchez and his Lone Ark Band. After the concert, along with Linval Thompson and Willi Williams, Roberto Sánchez will take the stage at the Dub Academy with a selection of his productions.
In a "twist of style" the young Argentine rapper Trueno, hardened by studying and emulating American hip hop legends such as Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, will also break into the festival's Main Stage (10 pm).
Trueno is the son of the Uruguayan rapper MC Peligro, famous in South America for his numerous victories in 'battles'. After winning numerous trophies in freestyle, they say that Trueno has become "one of the new forces in Latin American hip hop."
The night will also surrender to the Jamaican singer Johnny Osbourne. With a "soulful" voice, his greatest triumphs came through the productions of Studio One and later the King Jammys. At 75, he has just published Right Right Time. His set will feature as a guest Lone Ranger, a key DJ in the transition from the 70s to the 80s sound and Johnny Osbourne's partner in both Techniques and Studio One.
The "icing on the cake" on this stage will be put by the English Steel Pulse, "one of the most acclaimed reggae bands on the world scene".
"Potencia sonora" will also exhibit the Lion Stage, where the presence of Valencian bands debuts with Maluks (10:45 p.m.), a "young" group born in 2019 in the Benimaclet neighborhood of Valencia, which goes through a variety of styles, from dancehall to reggae, cumbia or drum and bass, to weave together her socially themed lyrics narrated from a feminist perspective.
The staging of the Lion Stage also includes Chicha Dub, with Lucky Salvadori