One Love Peace Festival 2012 Line-up Announced
Diddy, Rev Run, Bunny Wailer, T Pain and more head to East London
SUNDAY 15TH JULY 2012 – MABLEY GREEN, LONDON
One Love Peace Festival, the UK’s number one urban music festival, returns in spectacular fashion with the announcement of a stellar line-up across two massive stages that are set to transform East London’s Mabley Green into a tropical fairground on Sunday 15th July 2012.
Hip-Hop powerhouse Diddy will headline the event on The Contemporary Stage, performing hits from an illustrious career in music that has spanned two decades and garnered four Grammy awards. Special guests from renowned rap label Bad Boy will also join Diddy on stage with past and present members of the highly celebrated roster reuniting in a landmark festival exclusive.
With 2012 marking the 15th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G’s untimely passing as well as a year that would have seen the first star of Bad Boy celebrate his 40th birthday, Diddy, his mentor, will also be performing a special tribute to the late star as part of an extended set at the One Love Peace Festival.
Rap royalty and Rock and Roll hall of famer Rev Run will also take to the decks on The Contemporary Stage at this year’s festival where the front man from seminal hip-hop group Run D.M.C will spin an unmissable mix of old school classics and new school hits with some explosive surprises along the way. Widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture, Rev Run completes the legendary offering at this year’s event as two of hip-hop’s crossover vanguards bring the festival to an explosive close.
Waving the British flag on The Contemporary Stage will include homegrown star Chip (Chipmunk) with Grammy-award-winning artist T-Pain bringing his three-ringed circus to East London in his first ever UK festival performance.
Headliner Diddy said: “I’m thrilled to be performing at the One Love Peace Festival, its gonna be a party unlike anything you’ve ever seen. I really can’t wait to get to the UK as London is one of my favourite cities and I’m a real big fan of UK rap so I’ll definitely be checking out artists like Chip on the day. I’m also hoping I’ll get to meet Prince Harry while I’m there! He seems like a cool guy to hang out with in the club.”
The Heritage Stage at this year’s festival reaffirms the event’s well-preserved roots in reggae and will be headlined by Bunny Wailer, hailed as one of the genres forefathers and an original member of legendary group The Wailers alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Joining him on the heritage line-up will be reggae heavyweights Barrington Levy, Capleton and Luciano as well as club favourite Khago alongside a whole host of international stars who will unite to celebrate ‘Jamaica 50’; 50 years of Jamaican independence.
ONE LOVE PEACE FESTIVAL LINE-UP
The Contemporary Stage
& Special Guests
With DJ Ruckus
+ Many More TBA
The Heritage Stage
+ Many More TBA
With a legacy of over 20 years, the One Love Peace Festival acts as an annual reminder of the organisers’ year-round efforts as they aim to unite revelers by promoting tolerance and reconciliation with community-led campaigns. This year the organisers will be launching The Peace Fund which will act as a long-term charitable trust fuelling varied outreach activity including the development of youth centers, outlets of parental support and local mentoring schemes offering coaching, advice and support to the frontline in Broken Britain.
Event organiser Dexter Ricketts said: “We are honoured to be staging another One Love Peace Festival with what is our most eclectic and exciting line-up to date. For us the event is all about raising multi-cultural wareness and tolerance through the powerful medium of music. We hope that the One Love Peace Festival continues to inspire change and promote social harmony within the British community.”
Other features on the day will include guest DJs, comedy corners, fairground rides and an international food village offering cuisines from each corner of the globe.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 16th March and are available from ticketmaster.co.uk and Ticket Mania.
Prices start at £45.
For more information please visit www.originalonelove.com
Notes to Editors
Since its inception in the UK, the One Love Peace Festival has grown from strength to strength with the staging of a number of large and highly successful events across the country. The first of these events took place at the West London Stadium (now renamed the Linford Christie Stadium) in 1991 and was attended by 25,000 peaceful revelers who turned up in their droves to see the likes of The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor and Barrington Levy. The 2011 event was held last year at London’s Wembley Arena with a line-up that included Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Gyptian, John Holt, Aswad and Skepta.