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Jamaica’s Largest Music Festival Reggae Sumfest Announces Line Up For 2018

For over a quarter of a century as the Caribbean’s largest long-standing music festival, Reggae Sumfest returns to Montego Bay, Jamaica with a heavy-hitting artist lineup featuring the world’s top reggae and dancehall artists.

Friday night (July 20) is the ultimate dancehall takeover with both emerging and iconic lyricists including Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco, Ding Dong, I-Octane, Stonebwoy and more. Saturday night (July 21) will feature show-stopping performances from reggae’s biggest names like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Cham, Capleton, Raging Fyah, Jesse Royal, J Boog and many more.

Queen Of The Stage Spice

Ghanaian Dancehall & Afrobeats Star StoneBwoy

Sizzla

Reggae Sumfest’s week-long takeover begins Sun. July 15, 2018 with a variety of action-packed pre-parties and events before the climax of the 2-day music festival. Below is a list of the festivities.

Sun. July 15  

Sumfest Colour-Fest Beach Party

@ Tropical Bliss Beach | Doors Open: 3pm | (Ticketed)

Mon. July 16

Sumfest Street Dance

@ Hip Strip, MoBay | Gates Open: 7pm | (Free)

Tues. July 17

All White Party

@ Pier One Restaurant & Bar | Doors Open: 8pm | (Ticketed)

Wed. July 18

The Blitz “All Black” Party

@ (Venue TBD) | Doors Open: 8pm | (Ticketed)

Thu. July 19

The Inspire Awards

@ Iberostar Hotel | 5pm-9pm | (Invitation Only)

Thu. July 19

Reggae Sumfest Presents Irish & Chin’s World Clash 20th Anniversary

@ Pier One Event Center | Doors Open: 8pm | (Ticketed)

Tony Matterhorn, Mighty Crown, Ricky Trooper and Pink Panther

Fri. July 20

Sumfest Symposium

@ Montego Bay Conference Center | Time TBD | (Free)

Fri. July 20

Sumfest Festival Night 1

@ Catherine Hall Event Centre | Doors Open: 7pm | (Ticketed)

Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco, Ding Dong, I-Octane, Stonebwoy, Harry Toddler, Yanique, D-Major, Kemar Highcon, Dance Expressions, Govana, Tosh Alexander, Shano, Jah Fabio, Kim Nain, Rygin King, Vanzo, G Don V, Press Kay Plus special guest stars

Damian Marley

Beres Hammond

Sat. July 21

Sumfest Festival Night 2

@ Catherine Hall Event Centre | Doors Open: 7pm | (Ticketed)

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Cham, Capleton, Raging Fyah, Jesse Royal, J Boog, Fantan Mojah, Keznamdi, Empress Ayeola, Naomi Cowan, Jah Dore, D’Yani, Stushi, plus special guest stars

Sun. July 22

Sumfest Medz “Tailgate” Party

@ Dump Up Beach | Start: 8am | (Ticketed)

Please visit www.reggaesumfest.com to purchase tickets and for most up-to-date information.

Reggae Sumfest

Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music as well as many other popular global genres of music. Now in its 26th year, the world’s greatest reggae music festival continues to pay homage to the musical genre that originated in Jamaica and has become a global phenomenon. Sumfest continues to add unprecedented value to “Brand Jamaica” by promoting two of the country’s most valuable products – the music and the island itself as a tourist destination. Since its inception, Sumfest has made Montego Bay and the surrounding areas a prime summer destination for visitors and locals alike who flock to the city to enjoy some of the best talent in Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop and R&B. Over the years, Sumfest has partnered with a number of major local and international brands. Our goal is to continue these long-standing partnerships and develop ways to enhance their relationship with Sumfest to drive incremental value for their brands. Sumfest is owned by Joseph Bogdanovich and produced by his company DownSound Entertainment.

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