The biggest and best reggae show on earth on earth, Reggae Sumfest turns thirty this year and if the recent media launch is any indication, we are in for quiet the celebration.
Reggae Sumfest first began in 1993 in Montego Bay, Jamaica and has evolved over the years to become the biggest and best reggae festival in the world, with tens of thousands of patrons from every corner of the globe making the trek to experience this annual legendary festival. Not only do patrons come to see a showcase of local and overseas artists perform they also are blessed to experience the local culture and the abundance of beauty that the tiny island nation of Jamaica has to offer. Reggae Sumfest is not only a reggae festival, but a celebration of all things Jamaican. The abundance of native food, dance, natural beauty, the vibe, beaches, waterfalls mountains and most importantly its nations people make Jamaica a unique experience. The people of Jamaica, who are among the most beautiful natured, creative, joyful, and friendly in the world really enjoy sharing their stories, culture, country and music with you, and Reggae Sumfest captures it all.
From the time of inception Reggae Sumfest has paid tribute and given exposure to so many artists in the genre of reggae and dancehall, as well as hosting cultural events that include Sound Clashes and Street Dance Party’s. The list of artists who performed over its duration is long and distinguished, from veteran reggae artists to up and coming dancehall performers. This year’s line-up is no different with up-and-coming dancehall artists on Festival Night 1 and legendary Morgan Heritage and Freddie Mc Gregor gracing the stage on Festival Night 2.
One of the highlights will sure to be seeing the 8th time World Clash Champions, Mighty Crown Sound System out of Japan as they officially perform for one of the last times since announcing their retirement to work on other projects. Starting out in Yokahama in the early 90s Mighty Crown Sounds System grew a worldwide following and received respect for their amazing skills while sharing Jamaica’s sound clash culture globally. Seeing Mighty Crown Sound System just one more time is truly going to be an emotional and memorable event. Be sure to catch them live on Festival Night 1 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay and cheer them on one last time as we celebrate two historic moments combined, the retirement of the world’s best Sound System and 30 years of Reggae Sumfest.
Love & Blessings
Jamarie (aka Lucija M Visic)
P.J. Cannon Jr.