Jamaica’s iconic music festival Reggae Sumfest has been expanded to eight days this year, according to Downsound Entertainment, festival owners since 2016.
Thousands of reggae and dancehall fans from across the world will be descending on the island to attend the 26th staging of the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth,” from July 15 – 22 in Montego Bay.
Some of the biggest reggae acts
This year’s festival has attracted some of the genre’s biggest names, including Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Beres Hammond, Capleton, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Spice and Raging Fyah. Patrons are in for an extra treat this year as for the first time, a Latin flavor has been added with Mexican reggae artist Jah Fabio set to perform on Friday night.
“Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae music, and this world class festival, Reggae Sumfest, affords music lovers an opportunity to enjoy some of their favorite artists in a great setting,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Summer is an exciting time to visit Jamaica and this event is one of the many activities visitors can enjoy as they immerse themselves in our culture, interact with our people and experience our scrumptious cuisine.”
Reggae Sumfest Activities
The week’s activities include:
- Sumfest Colorfest Beach Party on Sunday, July 15
- Sumfest Street Jam on Monday, July 16
- Sumfest All White Party on Tuesday, July 17
- Sumfest Blitz on Wednesday, July 18
- Sumfest Inspire Awards & Heavyweight Clash on Thursday, July 19
- Reggae Industry Symposium & Sumfest Dancehall Night on Friday, July 20
- Sumfest Reggae Night on Saturday, July 21
- Sumfest Morning Medz on Sunday, July 22
Reggae Sumfest hotel packages
With the festival dates fast approaching, hotels are filling up quickly with many already sold out.
Hotel partner and Platinum Sponsor Iberostar Hotels & Resort, the all-inclusive luxury five-star property is offering the following Reggae Sumfest packages for July 20 – 22:
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Other partners offering special Reggae Sumfest packages include: Deja All-Inclusive Resort, Grand Palladium Jamaica & Lady Hamilton Resorts & Spa, Holiday Inn Resort, RIU Hotels & Resorts, Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Sandals Resorts, Sea Gardens Beach Resort and The Wexford Hotel.
For more information about Jamaica or planning your trip to Reggae Sumfest, check out www.visitjamaica.com.