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Marlon Asher, Mortimer & Mike Love @ Festiville Magazine 2024


Marlon Asher, Mortimer & Mike Love @ Festiville Magazine 2024


We proudly present the FESTIVILLE Magazine 2024. Read & download your free PDF copy HERE!

“Music is a very powerful force and it’s a privilege to be able to share music with the people!” (Mortimer)

Summer, the most magical time of the year, has arrived - and so has our yearly Festiville Magazine! Browse the following pages and let them guide you to 130 international festivals, all set and ready to provide a much-needed soundtrack of peace, tolerance and unity. These gatherings are an important counterbalance to nationalist and right-wing tendencies sweeping the world right now, as they help us to (re-)charge on positive vibes and meet like-minded people from different social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, thus fostering tolerance and keeping humanity alive.

And to celebrate the music we love, with goosebumps on our skin and awe in our hearts! Awe-inspiring magical creations are here with the upcoming albums of Mortimer (From Within), Mike Love (Leaders) and Marlon Asher (Safe), which is why we chose these triple-M-artists for our cover.   

“The way that I want to be on is the way of a messenger.” (Marlon Asher)

To learn more about the message transported through the music, our authors have spoken to several artists about their creations. Thus, you will find in-depth interviews with Mortimer, Mike Love and Marlon Asher, of course, but also with Nadia McAnuff, Kaya Black, J Written, Mykal Rose & Subatomic Sound System, Unlimited Culture and Linton Kwesi Johnson. Not only do their words provide context to their music, they also give us hope and inspiration to always strive for better and never give up.    

“It’s all about the music!” (Mike Love)

Indeed, that’s what drives us at Reggaeville: creating a space for music, bringing to your attention opportunities to gather and enjoy live performances and helping you discover new releases. Throughout the following pages, you’ll find reviews of upcoming albums by most of the artists interviewed, as well as by Johnny Clarke, Rootz Underground, Don Corleon, Linval Thompson, Unstoppable Fyah, Rekall and Rygin King.

Here’s another M: while the Bob Marley: One Love movie has created waves earlier this year, we present a short preview of the new book Hit Me With Music: Roots, Rock, Reggae by Lee Jaffe.

As always, we advise you to check our event agenda online at for complete line-ups, news and updates. Also, we encourage you to visit the festivals which do take place (several were cancelled or postponed, e.g. Reggae Jam International, Overjam Festival, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival etc.) to show your support and ensure that future editions can take place. Finally, we want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for your continued support – together we can make this world a better place by spreading this Magic Message Music

May the force of the triple M be with you!