Toppa Top 10: Top Ten Summertime Festivals

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May 23, 2013

3. Rototom Sunsplash (Benicassim, Spain; August 17-24)

The family-oriented Rototom Sunplash celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, its fourth since relocating from Italy to Benicassim, Spain. Performances are just one element of the multi-faceted cultural event, which hosts percussion classes, photo exhibitions, seminars, debates and film screenings, among other community-building events.

Notable names on this year’s performance roster includeย Damian Marley (making his only European appearance of the summer), Konshens, Busy Signal, Mr. Vegas, Third World, U-Roy, John Holt, Leroy Sibbles,ย Ini Kamoze, Ranking Joe, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Ce’cile, Protoje andโ€”most encouraging of all, in our opinionโ€”Israel Vibration backed by the Roots Radics.