The Evolution of Reggae Sumfest: Will you be there in 2024?

Since 1993, Reggae Sumfest has set the stage for reggae with the likes of Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Tony Rebel and Beres Hammond. These artists along with many more legends contributed to making the inaugural event a memorable celebration.

A show which then spanned across three nights featuring performances of various reggae and dancehall artistes has since evolved to seven nights of musical bliss. The show now starts with a family fun day where all family members are invited to enjoy rides and treats. The following day is the Sumfest Street Dance where popular and not so popular dancers get to showcase their dance moves; tickets can be won for the main events and other tokens are given away as prizes in competitions. Maybe one of your ‘fave’s’ might even pop up for a performance. Wanna know the best thing about the street dance? It’s FREE!!!

The night after the street dance, all white and classy outfits lead to the famous Pier One venue for the annual white party set to feature a curated selection of music from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Reggae Sumfest promises attendees an immersive musical experience where they will have the opportunity to indulge in a variety of epicurean pleasures.

The following night will be a thrilling spectacle as Dynamq Sounds will defend their title against world renowned DJs at Reggae Sumfest’s Global Sound Clash slated for July 17th. This event, which is powered by Magnum, will for the first time in history, feature a female DJ from Japan.

2024 is a history-making year for Reggae Sumfest because for the first time ever, they will be partnering with the Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum festival to provide patrons with a one of a kind experience promoted with the tag line “Come for the rum, Stay for the blitz” which starts on July 18th. This collaboration allows patrons to enjoy 2 events, with one admission fee. You get to enjoy the rum festival from 1 pm-9pm, including tours of the estate, rum tastings and performances from various reggae and dancehall artistes. The show after 9pm is set to be electric with the likes of Major Lazor, Bush1 and Ashile set to perform.

After this electrifying experience, the next night we head to Cathrine Hall Sports Complex to witness history unfolding on the main stage once more. Featuring the top and upcoming artistes in reggae and dancehall music, the line up for international night 1 includes: Capleton, Teejay, 450, Jada Kingdom and Aidonia. International Night 2 is set to be just as spectacular as it features talents like Baby face, Beres Hammond, Sevana and the most recent talent taking all the continents by storm, Nigey Boy, the Continental Boss.

This is just to name a few of the international artistes who will be performing this year at the largest reggae festival in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

With the expectation of prizes and surprises, delicious foods and beverages, additional artistes and performances, come out for the most exciting nights of your life and enjoy “A VIBRANT CELEBRATION OF REGGAE MUSIC AND JAMAICAN CULTURE”.