Jimmy Cliff

With a legacy that stretches back almost 50 years Jimmy Cliff remains a forceful voice of power and conscience, creating new music that is as vital and as vibrant as anything in his astonishing back catalogue.

Jimmy’s first hit came at the tender age of just 14 with “Hurricane Hattie” before he signed with Island Records, shipped himself off to London and started to record hit after hit with the likes of “Wonderful World, Beautiful People” instantly endearing him to music lovers around the globe.

For all of Jimmy’s musical prowess it was actually a movie that catapulted him to superstardom. Released in 1972, The Harder They Come was a global success with Jimmy both starring in and recording the seminal soundtrack that made reggae music accessible to the masses for the first time with tracks like “You Can Get it if your Really Want it” and “Many Rivers to Cross” transforming Jimmy into a household name.

Since then Jimmy has continued to record, amassing a jaw dropping body of work revered by everyone from Paul Simon to Bob Dylan and his appearance at Bestival gives you the opportunity to catch a true music legend doing what he does best, laying down tracks new and old in what promises to be one of the shows of this year’s festival.

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