Dream Weekend Gets Greenlight from Jamaican Government

by Jovani Davis

Jamaica’s biggest summer party series, Dream Weekend is on for 2021. The announcement was made on Thursday, July 15, on the official Dream Weekend page.

The five-day party series will run from August 5-9 at select locations along Negril’s seven-mile beach strip on Norman Manley Boulevard in Westmoreland.

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Three weeks ago, Prime Minister Andrew Holness had announced that promoters of large scale events could apply for permission by sending an application to the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports which would then review the application to see that it meets the safety requirements, and if satisfied, it would forward the application to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).

Holness said ODPEM would then consult with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Municipal Corporations, the police, fire and all other relevant authorities, and when they are satisfied that the application for the event to be held at the specified place and time has met the threshold and the standards, it would be approved.

While event organizers are still finalizing plans for the various events, it was revealed that veteran dancehall artistes Bounty Killer and Beenie Man are booked for the popular party Yush.

Following the staging of Dream Weekend in Jamaica, the party series will then move to New York for its August 27 to 29 staging.