2017 Reggae Sumfest, presented by Red Stripe and produced by DownSound Entertainment is going all-out in celebrating this 25th Anniversary with a week-long takeover of Montego Bay on July 16-22. Five major pre-events lead up to a weekend of main festival events featuring top Reggae stars. High-definition Livestream with 360 surround Livestream will engage Reggae fans around the globe. With a line-up featuring many of Reggae and Dancehall’s biggest stars, it’s no wonder that Reggae-lovers from around the world are making the Sumfest Week their summer vacation. Reggae Sumfest represents the most authentic Jamaican music experience in the world.
The Jamaica Observer newspaper recently ran a story titled, “Record crowds expected for Reggae Sumfest’s 25th anniversary show.” The article summed up the excitement by reporting that ticket sales so far this year indicate record crowds coming to the annual event scheduled for Montego Bay.
After the pre-event parties, Catherine Hall Festival Grounds are transformed into the biggest Reggae festival of the year! The Main Event Night 1 on Friday, July 21 night focuses on Dancehall while the Main Event Night 2 on Saturday July 22 has a Reggae Focus.
Global Reggae and Dancehall fans are rejoicing for the chance to see (live or on livestream), these international Reggae performers:
MAIN EVENT NIGHT 1
- Alkaline ~ the first Dancehall deejay to have a #1 album on the chart for five years.
- Mavado ~ recently performed for 50,000 in Gambia, Africa.
- Bounty Killer ~ signature debut track “Roots, Reality, and Culture” has been playing in Reggae fans’ homes since 1994.
- Tory Lanez ~ Describes his own personal style as Swavey.
- Aidonia ~ Kingston DJ with a rapid, festive flow inspired by ’80s and ’90s Dancehall.
- Female artist Spice is sure to bring some sexy, high-energy.
- Tommy Lee Sparta strongly influenced by different genres: Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Pop and rock.
- Masicka ~ rising star deejay is also referred to as “Sicka Dan Dem.”
- Reggae-Grammy nominated Devin di Dakta, and Nigerian Dancehall star Pato Ranking’s Youtube videos average 20 million views each.
MAIN EVENT NIGHT 2
- Grammy Award winning artist Sean Paul has been consistently releasing hits for the past two decades.
- The tracks of high-energy star Sizzla Kalonji are played daily in fan’s homes, and his philanthropy is abundant with his NGO “Sizzla Youth Foundation.”
- Grammy-Award winning Beenie Man’s music is compelling, and all Reggae fans are familiar with his signature “Girls Dem Sugar.”
- Jah Cure’s album The Cure topped Billboard Reggae Albums chart in its first week and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2016.
- The beloved Queen Ifrica represents the empresses of Reggae to the fullest.
- Smooth Singer Christopher Martin is popular worldwide.
- Richie Stephens started out as a singer for Grammy Award-winning R&B group Soul II Soul and received the Jamaican Governor-General’s Achievement Award for contributing to civic, social and recreational projects in and around the parish of Westmoreland.
- Mad Cobra’s music is part of every DJ and Sound System collection.
- The conscious lyrics of Kabaka Pyramid coupled with Dancehall rhythms make him a rising star touring the world.
- Sean Kingston’s song “Beautiful Girls” was an international success.
- Ras I is gaining notoriety for his song “Dread Inna Babylon.”
- Rising talent Deep Jahi first gained spotlight in 2012 when he entered the Magnum Kings and Queen contest in JA and came out victorious.
- Meleku is Sizzla Kalonji’s son and brings intensity and fire to his music.
- Daviannah is the melodic daughter of the legendary Tony Rebel.
Come play with us all week long in Jamaica, July 16-22, 2017 to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary of Jamaica’s Premier Reggae Festival.
For more information on all events and the livestream, visit: www.Reggaesumfest.com