Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

February, 2018

Confirmed Artists and Participants

Pato Banton and the Now Generation


Reggae legend and Grammy nominated artist Pato Banton with his full band, the Now Generation featuring Ras I Ray are confirmed to come and headline the event.

King Shiloh Sound System


King Shiloh Sound System, based in Amsterdam, Holland, is an international, independently operating, roots reggae sound system, founded and inspired through the inspiration of Jah Rastafari.

Blakk Rasta


Blakk Rasta is currently Ghana’s number one Reggae star. His greatest assets are his humility, consciousness and fearlessness.

Beside music, writing and traveling, Blakk Rasta is a reggae DJ on HITZ 103.9 FM, Accra, and judged as the best Reggae radio DJ in Africa.

Gary Nesta Pine


Gary Nesta Pine is a Jamaican reggae artist best known for being the lead singer for Bob Marley’s Wailers and for his success with his European dance hits “Love Generation” and “Sound of Freedom”.

Gary is known as a charismatic and crowd-motivating artist. He is also known and loved for his distinctive voice, his magnetic personality, attention-grabbing stage presence and his energetic performances. He is currently working on his second album which is scheduled to be released in August, 2016.

  • High ranking representatives of the Thai Buddhist Clergy have agreed to attend the event and ceremonially pass the “Torch of Unity” to Ethiopia.


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Ethiopia 2018 - U DAY II

U DAY Festival is thrilled to be coming to Ethiopia in 2018. Bringing international Reggae artists including Pato Banton and the Now Generation, King Shiloh Sound System along with Spiritual Leaders from across the world, we are excited about hosting the Festival in the Rift Valley, the home of the origins of humanity.

Ethiopia is a great example of a multicultural society and has a great record of inter-religious peace and harmony. Ethiopia has a rich culture including the historic Ethiopian Orthodox Church, a large Muslim population, many different tribal groups and is the spiritual homeland of the Rastafari movement.

The Theme for U DAY II is Faith, Hope, Love.

The Festival is taking place from February 4-6 and coincide with Bob Marley’s 72nd birthday.

Come join us for this historic moment as we gather the forces for Good.