Reggae Sumfest Earlybird Tickets Available Now

No Comments

reggae-sumfest-2017.jpgRed Stripe presents Reggae Sumfest 2017 ....The 25th Edition of this premier global music festival celebrating Jamaican music and culture. DownSound Entertainment Ltd of Kingston, Jamaica, is the promoter and producer of Reggae Sumfest.

Reggae Sumfest 2017 main event early bird tickets are available now. All online sales are quoted in US dollars. Sale for main event, July 21, ends April 30.


Featured artistes are: Alkaline, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Tory Lanez, Aidonia, Beenie Man, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Masicka , Nigerian Star Patoranking , Devin Di Dakta, Tifa , Jahmiel , Ding Dong , Harry Toddler & Ikel Marvelous featuring Bucky Marshall & Tuffa Lie & John Hype & Shelly Belly & Shankle Dip & Blazzy , Shenseea , TJ , and surprise guest stars.

Red Stripe Beer is the presenting partner for this historic festival and also the Jamaican Tourist Board.


All Ticket Sales are Final and Non-Refundable. Must be Legal Age to Drink . Enjoy Red Stripe Responsibly.

Reggae Sumfest 2017

jamaica-travel-channel-promotes-ganja.jpgIn a very significant and historic move, the Jamaica Travel Channel via Instagram has included marijuana, or ganja as the weed is more popularly known, as one of the reasons visitors should come to the island.

In a picture posted recently, the Jamaica Travel Channel showcased three marijuana joints and a grinder with the words Jamaica carved in it. The picture was captioned "Come for an irie time mon!"

Many Jamaicans have long been calling for the legalization of ganja, and the former government made steps in this direction. It has been an open secret that the good Jamaican ganja has been one reason for visitors to come to the island, but, up until recently, ganja has been illegal and the possession of weed a criminal offence.

The Jamaican government last year approved the decriminalization of small amounts of ganja for personal use.

Reggae Sumfest 2017

court.jpgA man and his lover who hail from St Catherine have been convicted for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl, from two incidents arising in 2010.

The two sexual abusers have been names as Jody-Ann Lindo and David Walters. They were convicted by a jury in the St Catherine Circuit Court last Thursday..

Lindo was convicted on charges of indecent assault and aiding and abetting indecent assault. was found guilty for indecent assault and carnal abuse. The crimes occurred on separate occasions in January 2010 when the complainant, who was 9 years old at the time, went to spend time with Lindo and Walters.

On the first occasion -- the child who was allowed to spend the weekend with the couple -- was awoken by Lindo and taken to a room where she was forced to perform oral sex on Walters, who then had sex with her. On a subsequent occasion the complainant again went to spend time with the couple during which time Lindo used her finger on the child.

The matter was brought to light after the complainant had to seek medical attention.

The couple will be sentenced April 6.

shocked.jpgA nurse attached to St. Ann's Bay Hospital in St. Ann has revealed that at least five sexual abuse cases involving children are seen weekly at the facility.

Carmen Johnson, nurse and departmental manager at St. Ann's Bay Hospital, said the increase in the number of children being sexually abused is alarming.

She said what is more alarming is that the children affected are as young as three years old

The revelation was made today during a violence against women and children march put on by the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ).

The nurses marched from the Association's headquarters in Cross Roads, St. Andrew to the childrens' monument at Secret Gardens on Church Street in downtown Kingston.

crime-scene-gun.jpgThree business operators -- two men and a woman -- were killed by gunmen in Dias, Hanover Friday night.

The deceased have been identified as 49-year-old Peter Aitchison, 49-year-old Noel Mair and his 47-year old spouse Marcia Johnson, all of Dias.

Reports are that about 8:20pm armed men went to a restaurant in the Dias square, operated by Aitchison where they opened fire killing him and Johnson.

The men then went to a bar operated by Mair in close proximity and shot him dead, before escaping the community.

No motives have been established for the attacks.

furtyle-brain-makes-ripleys-believe-it-or-not.jpgIt is still up for debate whether the brain of the deejay who calls himself Furtyle is in fact, simply futile. This forward thinking young man decided to place implants - goat horns to e exact - in his forehead, in what was perhaps a not-so-futile attempt at stardom.

The goat horn implants earned Furtyle Brain a slot in the popular Ripley's "Believe It Or Not' column...but little else in terns of notoriety.

The big question still remains: WHY?

Anyway, the latest in this saga is that Furtyle Brain - who is yet to buss- recently removed said goat horn implants because of reports that they were giving him guessed it: HEADACHES.e.

Question: Where will Furtyle Brain place the goat horns implants next?


crime-scene-knife.jpgBarbara Moncrieffe, the co-owner of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop, has been killed, her husband is now battling for life in hospital and two of their teen workers injured in a wild attack at their workplace Friday afternoon.

The attack which occurred shortly after 12 o'clock was allegedly carried out by a 30-odd-year-old male employee, who was not scheduled to work today at the Old Hope Road outfit.

The slain woman reported died on the spot.

The workers, one 19 and the other 18, are cousins. They reportedly received multiple stab wounds to their torsos.The mother of one of the teens said her daughter was seriously injured and was set to undergo emergency surgery. She further said her daughter named her attacker as she arrived at the Kingston Public Hospital.

The attacker escaped but was later apprehended by the police in a nearby bar.

charged.jpgA 53 year-old Jamaican man has been charged with the attempted murder of his partner in Antigua.

Linsome Boyd was charged after 47 year-old Althea Henry was found on a road on Monday.

She was lying on a piece of cardboard with a large, blood-splattered rock next to her head.

The Jamaican was later arrested.

Miss Henry is in critical condition.

Brazil is tracing around 5,000 shipping containers that contain meat products, to determine if the supplies have come from any factories under investigation.

Brazilian authorities are investigating 21 meat processing plants amid allegations of malpractice by staff in relation to meat quality.

Blairo Maggi, Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, told an international news conference that containers with meat from the plants under investigation will be returned.

The minister also said that only six companies are authorised to ship beef abroad, and he is confident the authorities can trace all the meat that has been shipped.