Kingston, Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest, the greatest reggae show on earth, is unleashing fiery Reggae energy for the 20th staging on July 15 to 21 at Catherine Hall. Damian Marley, Taurus Riley, The legendary Bunny Wailer with the Skatellites & Wailers Tribute and many others will take to the Sumfest stage with explosive performances in the second city.
Grammy award -winning artiste Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley is set to rock the audience with mega hits such as Affairs of the Heart, Set Up Shop and Mek it Bun Dem. Third World returns to the Sumfest stage for a sizzling display of musical prowess that has been the hallmark of their career with favourites like Now That We've Found Love, 96 Degrees in the Shade, Try Jah Love, Reggae Party and many more. Though there are more artistes to be announced, Taurus Riley, Christopher Martin, Konshens, I-Octane, Popcaan and Aidonia will also be lighting up the stage with energised performances fans will enjoy.
The week of activities kicks off with a beach party on Sunday, July 15. The high energy Reggae Sumfest vibe continues with a 'Vintage Night' which will commence the musical celebrations on July 18, 2012, in addition to the already steaming Dancehall Night and International Night.
Reggae Sumfest, in its 20th year, will celebrate Jamaica's 50th year of independence with a musical journey through the decades .This will prove to be extremely symbolic - a great time for individuals to experience the show's unique effervescence. In addition to a vibrant musical experience, fans may expect to indulge in various products of Jamaican cuisine and Jamaican art pieces.
As the 2012 staging of the Festival draws nearer, the organizers - Summerfest Productions (Jamaica) - recently created a buzz on the social media platform -Facebook - with Rhythm, Poster and T-Shirt competitions. Reynado Harrison, Alray Campbell and Jason Lopez won the competitions respectively and were the recipients of VIP tickets for the show.
The week of activities kicks off with a Beach Party on Sunday, July 15 The musical celebration resumes on Thursday, July 19 with the hard-hitting Dancehall Night. Reggae Sumfest 2012 is sponsored by Digicel, Red Stripe, Iberostar, Jamaica Tourist Board and Pepsi and takes place in Montego Bay, Jamaica July 15 to 21, 2012.