About 13 spliffs after writing about Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley dropping out of the Nine Mile Music Festival, we here at Crossfade decided that this alleged cancellation wasn't true. We became convinced it was all part of a vast Babylonian conspiracy and the Marley bros would still be showing up for the fest.
Turns out, we weren't too far off the mark. The Marley bros are back on the Nine Mile bill. And just now, Stephen Marley has issued a statement via Ghetto Youths International, confirming his, Damian, and Julian's performances at the festival.
An Official Announcement from Stephen Marley, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, and Julian Marley Regarding the 9 Mile Music Festival 2012
Stephen Marley , Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley , and Julian Marley are pleased to confirm that on
Saturday March 3 , 2012 they will in fact be performing at the 9 Mile Music Festival due to the love of their fans and the music. "We are in it for the Love."
-- Stephen Marley
We are glad to hear the Marley Bros are back on the show, especially since it's taking place outside of Downtown for the first time in almost twenty years, and moving to Historic Virgina Key Beach, Miami's first black beach and a local home of good vibes, sunshine, cool breeze, and the Biscayne Bay.
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Nine Mile Music Festival 2012 Lineup
-*Richie Spice (just added)
Nine Mile Music Festival. Saturday, March 3. Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Key Biscayne. The festival begins at 1 p.m. and tickets cost $49.87 to $166.50 plus fees. Four canned goods are also required for admission. Call 877-440-8499 or visit ninemilemusicfestival.com.