Reggae Sumfest

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Reggae Sumfest
Mavado performs on stage for Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2008.jpg
Mavado performs on stage for Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2008
GenreReggae, dancehall, hip hop, etc.
Location(s)Montego Bay, Jamaica
Years active1993-present
Founded bySummerfest Productions Limited
WebsiteOfficial website

Reggae Sumfest is the largest concert festival in Jamaica, taking place each year in mid-July in Montego Bay.[1] Sumfest started in 1993.

It often attracts young crowds, and has featured a variety of Jamaican reggae artists such as Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Stephen Marley, Bunny Wailer, The Mighty Diamonds, Toots & the Maytals, Derrick Harriott, Leroy Sibbles, U-Roy, John Holt, Maxi Priest, Leroy Smart, Beres Hammond, Tony Rebel, Andy Vernon, Frankie Paul, and Freddie McGregor, dancehall stars like Barrington Levy, Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Tommy Lee Sparta, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Capleton, Sean Paul, and Lady Saw as well as international artists including 50 Cent, Rihanna , Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Usher.

Founders Summerfest Productions Limited sold the Reggae Sumfest trademark to Downsound Records in April 2016.

As is customary, Reggae Sumfest kicks off on Sunday with the Sumfest Beach Party held at the Aquasol Theme Park located on the Walter Fletcher Beach Complex; the All White Party (dress code) held on Tuesday at Pier 1 On the Waterfront follow by three nights of live performances beginning with Dancehall Night on Thursday (Dancehall), International Night 1 on Friday, and ending with International Night 2 on Saturday at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex.

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  1. ^ Johnson, Richard (2014) "All Set for Sumfest", Jamaica Observer, 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014

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