Rototom Sunsplash: In Numbers

Rototom Sunsplash: In Numbers

Rototom Sunsplash 2020

Rototom Sunsplash 2020

Benicàssim, Spain


It's been a quarter of a century since European reggae giant Rototom Sunsplash held their very first festival. Now a firm fixture of the summer calendar, the festival have set up camp in Benicàssim and become one of the continent's biggest and best.

It hasn't always been plain-sailing, whether that's moving from Italy to Spain under intense political pressure, maintaining a festival on the scale without commercial sponsorship, or scaling up to the ever-growing audience of festival-goers of all ages from across the globe.

But ultimately, the organisers have made a resounding success of it all – and with Ziggy Marley, Chronixx, Busy Signal, Queen Ifrica, Morgan Heritage and Marcia Griffiths already confirmed for this summer's edition, we decided to look at some of the key figures in the festival's story to date. 


25


Editions since the festival's debut in 1994

3.2 million


Festival-goers in that time 

From...

130

Different countries

262


Social Forum meetings, with…

709


Speakers; including…

2


Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize  – Rigoberta Menchú and Shirin Ebadi 

12


Years since the Reggae University joined the festival programme, in 2007 

Featuring

751


speakers… 

194 


Film screenings, and…

51


Talks

 

In 2018, there were...

208,000


Festival-goers, from

66


countries 

83


Market stalls 

43


Bars and restaurants

 

150,000


Plastic bottles avoided

15.13


Tons of carbon emissions avoided by recycling 

10 million+


Followers on the festival's live stream


Book tickets, accommodation, transfers, and extras for Rototom Sunsplash 2019 here

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