Why You Need to Visit Reggae Sumfest


Reggae Sumfest will return to Montego Bay this summer, for the 25th staging of the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.”

The island’s biggest weeklong festival, which draws thousands of reggae and dancehall fans from across the world, will take place from July 16 – 21 and play host to some of the genre’s biggest names, including Sean Paul, Beenie Man and Sean Kingston.

They will be joined by other popular acts such as Alkaline, Mavado, Sizzla and Jah Cure, along with a lineup of over 30 more artists.

In addition to enjoying the top-tier talent, guests of Reggae Sumfest will also have the opportunity to experience Jamaica’s beautiful beaches, cuisine and people.

“Jamaica is proud to be the birthplace of reggae music, and just as proud to host Reggae Sumfest, giving music lovers an opportunity to enjoy some of Jamaica’s greatest talent,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Reggae Sumfest is an excellent time for travelers to come to Jamaica and immerse themselves in our culture – and after their experience, we’re confident they’ll become repeat visitors.”

The week’s activities include Sumfest Beach Party on July 16, Semfest @ Sunset Boat Party on July 17, Sumfest All White Party on July 18, Sumfest Blitz: Retro Block Party on July 19 and Sumfest Heavyweight Clash on July 20.

At these events, attendees will enjoy music, meet other fans and prepare for the headline musical performances to take place Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22.

— Dana Niland, CJ Contributor


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