Marley Fest 2012 in Miami: Lineup Includes Three Marleys, Burning Spear, Capleton

See Crossfade's righteous, nine-part guide to Marley Fest 2012, AKA Nine Mile Music Festival.

Get dreaded. Grow some ganja. Climb that mountain.

Now known as the Nine Mile Music Festival, this year's edition of the Bob Marley Movement of Jah People's righteous reggae fest will be going down -- "rain or shine" -- on Saturday, March 3.

As always, the Nine Mile lineup is led by a bunch of Bob's sons -- Stephen, Damian, Julian -- and elder reggae legends such as Burning Spear, Capleton, and Cocoa Tea while fest regulars and local dread heads like Tarrus Riley, Kevens, and Khevs add a lil' extra to this already sweet Irie.

Nine Mile Music Festival 2012 Lineup

-Stephen Marley

-Damian Marley

-Julian Marley

-Burning Spear


-Cocoa Tea

-Tarrus Riley

-Collie Buddz



The most important change for Nine Mile 2012: The fest has left Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park for the subtropical refuge of Virginia Key Beach Park, which organizers say, "offers what the fans want ... a bigger venue, easier parking, longer hours to enjoy the music."

Plus, we hear there's a Jah load of sweet, green grass. You know, for sitting. Not smoking, mon.

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.

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