Reggae Sumfest arrives in Jamaica for its 27th edition

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Reggae Sumfest arrives in Jamaica for its 27th edition
Thu June 06, 2019

The outstanding festival arrives immediately after the designation of reggae as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO


This summer marks the 27th anniversary of Reggae Sumfest, the iconic music festival of Jamaica, which will be held in Montego Bay from July 14 to 20, 2019. Organized by Downsound Entertainment and sponsored by the Jamaica Tourism Office, the Prominent music festival comes immediately after the designation of reggae as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Reggae Sumfest brings reggae legends together with local and international artists from other popular musical genres that also originated on the island and have greatly influenced today's urban and popular charts. The star cast of the Festival's Nights 1 and 2 concerts will include global reggae sensation Buju Banton, dancehall veterans Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, as well as Chronixx, Spice, Spragga Benz, Elephant Man, Protégé, Beres Hammond and more.

This year the festival offers a 7-night event program: Sunday, July 14:

Mornin 'Medz Brunch Party

Monday, July 15: Street Dance Party

Tuesday, July 16: Fiesta All White

Wednesday, July 17: Blitz All Black Party / Bunji Garlin Birthday Celebration

Thursday, July 18: Global Sound Clash

Friday, July 19: First night of the Festival

Saturday, July 20: Second night of the Festival

"It has been a historic year for both the arrival of tourists and Reggae music, and we are delighted to present this world-class music festival again," said Donovan White, Director of Tourism of Jamaica. "Reggae Sumfest continues to add unprecedented value to Jamaica, the birthplace of this musical genre, because it offers one of the most authentic cultural experiences on the island, both for locals and visitors."

As one of the most watched festivals in the world, Reggae Sumfest will be broadcast live through radio and television stations, the internet and other platforms, bringing music, artists and culture from Jamaica to all continents and countries of the world. You can see it at:

Montego Bay, the tourist capital of Jamaica, offers a wide variety of accommodation options for Reggae Sumfest attendees:

Boutique: S Hotel, overlooking the famous Doctor's Cave beach in Jamaica, is a new 120-room hotel that ingeniously combines a discreet urban sophistication and a relaxed lifestyle in a resort. In celebration of the recent opening, travelers can book with special introductory rates starting at $ 179 per day.

Luxury: Half Moon Resort, an iconic property that sits on 160 acres of tropical gardens and is bordered by three miles of beaches, offers a 10% discount on the best rate available for guests who book a minimum stay of 4 nights with at least 14 days in advance. Rates start at $ 222.30 per night and include roundtrip airport transfers.

All Inclusive: Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay offers a beachfront location, comfortable rooms and unlimited meals. Rates start at $ 216.60 per person.


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