Shaggy, Damian Marley, Lee Scratch Perry and Jimmy Cliff will all celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence in London.

A host of reggae, dub and pop stars from the island nation will play at The O2 venue in London as part of the Respect Jamaica 50 Celebration of half century since their homeland was granted independence from the UK.

The two week long festival will run from July 25 to August 6 and include dozens of Jamaican artists, as well as club nights and traditional food. It also coincides with the exhibition 'Messenger: The Bob Marley Exhibition' at the British Music Experience (BME), a celebration of the most famous artist to come out of Jamaica, who died in 1981.

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