Ziggy Marley brings the reggae tradition further on Grönan

By on December 2, 2017

Gröna Lund’s reggae tradition started on June 10, 1976 when Bob Marley stood on the Big Stage for the first time. This summer it is Ziggy Marley’s turn to carry on the tradition when he, on July 27th, for the fourth time goes on the same stage as his legendary father.

Ziggy Marley, reggae legend Bob Marley’s eldest son, was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica in 1968. On his father’s advice he formed together with the siblings Stephen, Cedella and Sharon, the band Melody Makers in 1979. They played for the first time at Gröna Lund in 1988, only eight years after his father’s fourth and last play on the tivoli. Since then, Ziggy Marley has returned to Gröna Lund twice in 1991 with the Melody Makers and 2011 as solo artist. July 27 at 20.00 brings Ziggy Marley Gröna Lund’s reggae tradition again further, as he steps out on the Big Stage.

– Last year we didn’t make it to a reggae concert at Gröna Lund, something that we and our concert visitors missed. That’s why it’s extra fun that we can to the summer 2018 welcome Ziggy Marley back to the Big Stage, says Johan Tidstrand, owner of Gröna Lund.

Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Stockholm