The Heptones & Basque Dub Foundation
One of the most famous bands in the golden age of rocksteady music, they built their fame on a number of super-hits – 'Fatty fatty', 'Sweet talking', 'Ting A ling' and 'Why did you leave', to name a few – which added a tinge of “soul” to the rapidly evolving music scene in Jamaica. During the Seventies, their creativeness remained unaltered, as witnessed by their masterpiece album, ‘Party time’, produced by Lee Perry at his Black Ark Studios. We are proud to announce that, for the first time ever, the Heptones will come this summer to Rototom Sunsplash, accompanied by their legendary solo singer Leroy Sibbles, who is also a most talented bass player. Leroy was bass player at at Brentford Road, and is the author of some of the most memorable bass lines in the history of reggae music.
The Heptones will be backed by BDF (Basque Dub Foundation), for the first time ever at Rototom Sunsplash. Basque Dub Foundation are considered one of the best roots
bands in Europe, and have collaborated with many top stars, such as Luciano, Sugar Minott and Johnny Osbourne.