Bob Marley festival tribute planned
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2011
Legendary reggae artist Bob Marley will be paid tribute to by a whole host of global artists at this year's One Love Peace Festival
Bob Marley will be paid tribute to at this year's One Love Peace Festival.
Ky-Mani Marley - the son of the legendary reggae artist - will be joined by artists including Busta Rhymes, Shaggy and Sean Paul to mark 30 years since the anniversary of the singer's untimely death in 1981 at the age of just 36.
The all-day event, which is to be held at London's Wembley Arena on July 31, will "pay homage" to the musical legacy of the 'No Woman, No Cry' hitmaker with a whole host of Bob Marley-themed sets.
Ky-Mani said: "I feel blessed to be part of The One Love Peace Festival. It is with great pride that I will pay homage to my father, Bob Marley, with some of his best-loved songs. The festival's message of peace is a noble cause that I hold very dear to my heart and one that my father would have applauded.
"It is in giving truthfully of oneself, selflessly to benefit others that the soul finds satisfaction and great delight. London I'm coming to give you all that I've got with my music...past to present...it is my Destiny.
"The festival will be unforgettable to all of us who are present... Mystical proportions. 30 years after my father's passing and his legacy still lives on. One Love."
Meanwhile, 'Touch It' rapper Busta Rhymes admitted he is "dying" to return to the UK to perform for the first time in three years.
He explained: "I can't wait to get back to the UK! It's been three years since I last performed here so I'm dying to tear the roof off Wembley Arena at The One Love Peace Festival with some old school joints and brand new bangers.
"When I'm done, you're gonna remember it for a long time to come. Get ready because it's about to go down!"
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