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
Genre Reggae, dancehall, hip hop, etc.
Dates mid-July
Location(s) Montego Bay, Jamaica
Years active 1993-present
Founded by Summerfest Productions Limited
Website Official 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 features a variety of Jamaican reggae artists such as Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Stephen Marley, The Mighty Diamonds, Toots & the Maytals, Beres Hammond, Tony Rebel, Andy Vernon, Frankie Paul, and Freddie McGregor, dancehall stars like Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Tommy Lee Sparta, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Capleton, and Lady Saw as well as international artists including 50 Cent, Rihanna 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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