It’s less than a week now before the much anticipated Bob Marley statue will be unveiled in and will launch the official start to the Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae 2021 in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
The 7ft tall statue will be eventually be cast in bronze and was commissioned by PV Fest and sculpted by Andy Edwards whose other works include The Beatles statue on Liverpool’s Waterfront.
This project has already attracted international attention – particularly in Bob Marley’s Jamaica where excitement has been growing ever since the statue was announced.
The organisers of PV Fest commissioned the statue in honour of Bob Marley’s legacy and his impact on millions of people around the world. Marley’s message of unity, love and compassion is one of universal importance.
After a turbulent and difficult year for everyone, divisiveness has come to define a lot of public discourse. It was for this reason that Positive Vibration Festival came up with the idea for a Bob Marley statue. The power of Bob Marley’s message of hope is much needed, and the festival wanted to pay tribute to that and hopefully inspire people.
This will also mark the return of PV Fest and will serve as a celebration of the return of live music and promises to be one of the highlights of Liverpool’s cultural calendar.
Thursday 9th September will see the unveiling of the Bob Marley statue on the Baltic Creative Plinth situated at Jamaica Street in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. This event will mark the opening of the Art of Reggae Exhibition at 92 Degrees Coffee 7pm and the launch of PV Fest 2021.
The unveiling is scheduled for 7:30pm and will be accompanied by a ceremony conducted by Liverpool artist, Levi Tafari who will reflect on his experiences with Bob Marley’s work, meeting him and being inspired by him. Levi will perform one of his poems in tribute to the occasion.
This statue is a testament to the hard work of many people and will be an iconic landmark for many years to come.
Quote from Positive Vibration Festival:
Bob Marley is a cultural icon who is recognised and adored all around the world. More importantly, he is a symbol of peace, love and unity – all of which are needed more than ever right now.
We hope the statue of Bob, not only celebrates his ongoing legacy but provides joy, happiness, and inspiration to the people who come across and engage with it.
About the Positive Vibration Festival:
Positive Vibration is the UK’s award-winning festival of reggae, and it will be returning to the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool on 10 – 11 September 2021.
Since its inception in 2016, it has established itself as one of the country’s most exciting and eclectic reggae festivals, playing host to internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems & selectors, and some of the brightest new talent.
Tickets for 2021 are available HERE