Jamaica Entertainment News, Montego Bay: Marcia McDonald, Marketing Manager of Reggae Sumfest has indicated that the start to the 2018 staging of the greatest reggae show on earth has been a total success.
McDonald who was speaking on Friday, May 18, at a Press Conference which was held at the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records located along Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay, stated that things are looking very good so far and they seem poised for an excellent show.
She further pointed out that, the Press Conference was aimed at bringing the media together and to meet with media personnel so that the Sumfest brand can relate in a very open and informal way.
Reggae Sumfest show will kick off on July 15, with a number of events such as the Coldest Beach Party set for Tropical Beach, then the patrons will move over to the Street Dance to be held on the 16th along the Hip Strip.
The 17th of July will see an All White party being held at Pier One complex and this will make way for Blitz, the all Black Edition, which is billed for July 18th at Hard Rock Cafe.
On Thursday, July 19, some of Jamaica’s most entertaining dancehall selectors will oppose each other at Sound Clash on the 20th, this is billed for the Pier One complex.
On Friday, July 20th, it will be the hosting of the Reggae Industry Symposium at the Montego Bay Conference Centre.
On Friday night it will be star time with a host of local and international artists such as Popcaan, Bounty Killer, Aidonia, Tommy Lee, I Octane, Spice and Agent Sasco.
It will then be time for the Big Gun on Saturday, July 21st, with acts such as Capleton, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Maxi Priest, Sham, Beres Hammond, Fantan Mojah and many more. These two final nights will be held at the regular Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.
The promoters have now added a final magic touch to this year’s staging with, the Morning Medz, this is billed for Sunday, July 22nd at the Dump Up Beach compound.
By Henry Bucknor