The annual Bob Marley Festival is back featuring one of the royalty sons of the reggae legend Ky-Mani Marley. Now on its fifth year, the event will take place on February 9, 2018 at Yas Beach, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Paying tribute to the Jamaican legend who would have been 73 years old this year, the celebration of music and art will carry Bob Marley’s ideals introducing them to the present generation. Grammy nominated musician Ky-Mani is following his father’s footsteps in taking the world by storm with his talents. Joining him on the stage to pay homeage is Reanno Devon Gordon a.k.a. Busy Signal, a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist, who ruled charts and had done collaborations with No Doubt, Major Lazer, and many more.
Following a successful event last year in Dubai, Ky-Mani is excited to come back to the UAE. He said, “The number of followers my father has in the UAE is impressive. I did not expect reggae to be big in the country. Because of that, I have prepared an even better line up along with my band Konfrontation. I look forward to celebrating my father’s legacy again with the amazing people in Abu Dhabi.”
Gates will open at 3pm for reggae fans to enjoy a themed décor full of memorabilia while listening to funky reggae beats. The tropical scene will take the guests to the Caribbean while being served authentic Jamaican dishes by local food trucks. Guests can also shop handmade creations by local talents.
The 5th annual Bob Marley Festival, open to adults above 21 years old, is supported by Miral, Turkish Airlines, Radio 1, and Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Early bird tickets cost AED 125 at Virgin Megastore and UAE Exchange retail outlets, and online at Virgin and Platinum List. The first 100 tickets can be purchased at AED73 instead of AED125. Tickets at the gate will be sold at AED 160.