History of Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Reggae Sumfest was first held in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1993, replacing Reggae Sunsplash. Reggae Sumfest is regarded as the world’s greatest reggae music festival. The festival attracts millions from around the world each year and visitors come as far away as the African continent, Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Reggae Sumfest not only features reggae artists, but also jazz, hip hop, pop and rhythm and blues as well. The festival is usually held the 3rd week of July each year and is customarily kicked off on Sunday with a beach party at the Aquasol Theme Park located on the Walter Fletcher Beach Complex. There is an all-white party held on Tuesday followed by Dancehall Night on Thursday then International Nights on Friday and Saturday at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. This year, Raggae Sumfest will be held July 13 – 19, 2014 and will include performers such as, Tessanne Chin (Season 5 winner of The Voice), Wiz Khalifa, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas and Jason Derulo. For more info on Sumfest 2014, go to http://www.reggaesumfest.com/2013/index.php/en/

Reggae Sumfest attracts people of varying age groups, and the stage over the years has been graced by reggae artists, such as Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Queen Ifrica, Lady Saw, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Bunny Wailer and many many more. The International Artists have included Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Rhianna, Ciara, Alicia Keys and more.

Travel Around Jamaica Tours is your best way of getting to Reggae Sumfest this year. Book your transportation early to this year’s Sumfest events by calling 876-287-2180 or 860-499-0256 or by booking online.

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