Scratch Perry, Rick Ross for High Vibes Roots and Reggae Festival

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rick-ross-photo-3.jpgHigh Vibes Roots and Reggae Festival featuring Ky-Mani Marley, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and a host of other high class acts, is scheduled for the Aqueduct in Montego Bay on September 3 and 4.

According to Douglas Gordon of High Vibes Jamaica, who is putting together this concert with an aim to bring visitors to Jamaica outside the peak season of tourist arrivals,"We plan to create this as an annual event that celebrates aspects of Jamaica's rich and vibrant music and cultural heritage."

Lee 'Scratch' Perry is one of the pioneers of dub music and has produced for artistes like Junior Byles, The Heptones, Max Romeo, and Bob Marley and the Wailers. The 80-year-old musical maestro, known for his innovative musical techniques, won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2003 and the following year was named as one of the greatest artistes of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Ky-Mani is the son of the King of Reggae. The reggae and rap artiste has also carved his niche as an actor starring in the 2002 cult classic, Shottas. He will bring his musical skill set to the event in a performance not seen often on Jamaican soil.

"We're excited to have reggae music royalty on our stage at the High Vibes Roots and Reggae Festival. Ky-Mani embodies the image that we are trying to bring across to our patrons. We strive on positivity, and Ky-Mani is the perfect candidate," Gordon said.

Rick Ross, one of rap's biggest names, has also been added to the line-up.