Reggae Sumfest 2018

Enthusiasm high for Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night

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sumfest-2016-dancehall-night.jpgReggae Sumfest Dancehall Night 2016 will kick off the festival on Friday, July 22nd with a lineup boasting Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Popcaan, I-Octane, Agent Sasco and I-Shawna among many others.

After announcing last month that Jamaica's leading music festival, Reggae Sumfest, was under new management, Josef Bogdanovich, CEO of Downsound Productions, has now revealed the newly re-focused two-night lineup for Sumfest 2016, rolling out with the slogan "our music, our festival."

This catchphrase holds a vital clue to the spirit of the newly re-imagined festival-with the whole world rocking to Jamaican sounds recorded by "foreign" artists, Reggae Sumfest is now focusing on 100% Jamaican lineup, letting go of the whole "International Night" mindset.

Moving forward from its long-standing Thursday night slot, Saturday, July 23rd is the festival's inaugural Reggae Night 2016 with strictly world-class singers like Barrington Levy, Luciano, Sanchez, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, as well as Downsound's own up-and-coming artist Nature.

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Reggae Sumfest 2018

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