A much anticipated Bob Marley statue is being unveiled to launch the official start of 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 Positive Vibration Festival 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.
The Bob Marley statue will be on the Baltic Creative Plinth situated at Jamaica Street in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
This statue is a testament to the hard work of many people and will be an iconic landmark for many years to come.