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Roots reggae comes to Sohail Castle

Ky-Mani Marley will headline the Rototom festival.
Ky-Mani Marley will headline the Rototom festival. / Psycler
  • Tickets for the festival, which begins tonight at 8.30pm, cost 15.40 euros and are available online or at the door

Sohail Castle in Fuengirola will host the much-anticipated Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival on Friday 20 June (today). The festival is part of the popular Marenostrum Castle Park Music Festival, an annual programme of live music events presenting national and international stars.

The Sunsplash event has become one of the most important reggae gatherings in Andalucía and has previously presented musicians such as Sly and Robbie, and The Skatalites.

The international reggae festival will visit five countries, including twelve Spanish cities, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. This year's star attraction will be Ky-Mani Marley, son of Jamaican reggae legend, Bob Marley.

Ky-Mani, whose name means 'adventurous traveller', is the only child of Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion, Anita Belnavis.

The 42-year-old singer/musician released his debut album - Like Father Like Son - in 1998. From this came one of his most celebrated hits, Dear Dad, which topped the British reggae charts. He has acquired a reputation as the master of the new generation of reggae stars, collaborating with artists like Shaggy, and Pras Michel of the Fugees, with whom he recorded a version of Eddy Grant's Electric Avenue.

Marley will be supported by Spanish roots-reggae band Mediterranean Roots; Malaga ska masters, Malaka Youth; and specialist reggae record spinner, DJ Roots.

Tickets for the festival, which begins at 8.30pm, cost 15.40 euros and are available online or at the door.

Children under the age of 12 are not permitted and those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For tickets and information, see www.marenostrumcastlepark.com