The festival launches an “active and positive” call to action to defend the planet during its next edition in Benicàssim (Spain), from August 16 to 22
Main Stage of Rototom Sunsplash.
Rototom Sunsplash 2019 will be more ‘planetary’ than ever. Stand up for Earth is the theme for the international festival’s 26th edition, which will be held in Benicàssim (Spain) August 16 to 22. The theme reinforces the macro-reggae event’s commitment to defending human rights, peace and the environment. Standing with a planet for which there is no plan B.
For this its 26th edition, the festival has decided to take on the challenge of raising awareness about climate change and the need to protect the environment. The festival invites its public and all the people who make this project possible to reflect upon and search for “active and positive” collective solutions and alternatives to help change the course of the planet.
“Currently, environmental problems have acquired a very worrying dimension that affects all the different social, economic and political spheres, as well as having direct consequences for social justice. However, we believe that valid alternatives do exist. Any change must begin from within each one of us and also requires more participation, democracy and awareness” the Rototom Sunsplash team adds.
Stand up for Earth will be very present in the cultural areas of the concert venue, especially in Pachamama. This space of reconnection with Mother Earth brought alive by the values of sustainable development, agro-ecology and health will act as the epicentre for this year’s edition. Here the bulk of activities and initiatives will be developed to inform, raise social awareness, share knowledge and promote collective reflection. That said, the theme will also play a central role in the talks in the Social Forum and the House of the Word in the African Village.
The programme is being designed exclusively to make the theme a reality and to it the Rototom will add the actions of social and environmental importance that the festival has worked on since day one, such as those aimed at eliminating the consumption of plastic and its constant effort to ensure an efficient use of water resources during the event.
“We want Stand Up for Earth to be the common goal for all of us who are part of the festival and thereby facilitate a transformation that helps improve our relationship with the planet”, the festival organizers conclude.
Doing its part, to pave the way before for the 26th edition, the Cultural Association Exodus, which represents the social side of the Sunsplash makes a call to action to participate in Global Strike for Future, the global strike against Climate change scheduled for this Friday, March 15.