Sumfest was Mudfest…

Dancehall entertainer Mavado (left) performs with R&B singer Usher during the final night of Reggae Sumfest Saturday in Montego Bay, St James. – Photo by Janet Silvera

Reggae Sumfest may be forced to relocate to the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium if conditions at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC)-owned Catherine Hall complex in Montego Bay, St James, are not improved.

Sumfest would become the second major event forced to move from the tourism capital as a result of the absence of a suitable show venue. The first was the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Continue reading

Dappa Yute Performs ‘Feel The Vibe’ This Tuesday @ Rock Jamaica


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Tuesday July 21st @ Kress 6608 Hollywood Blvd. 90028

Rock Jamaica is proud to have Dappa Yute performing this Tuesday on the roof top of Kress in Hollywood. Our goal has always been to help upcoming artists who posses talent and a serious work ethic to make it on their own so it was an easy decision to give Dappa the opportunity to perform. We were very impressed with the new single ‘Feel the Vibe’ and especially the music video which is better than a lot of big named artists videos that are currently in rotation on television. Dappa has a very good opportunity right now to get noticed with Sean Paul dropping his new album and Damian Marley touring with Nas on the ‘Rock the Bells’ tour. People are going to be hearing a lot more dancehall this summer due to Damian and Sean being back on the scene so we thought it was good time to let an undiscovered artist take the stage at Rock Jamaica. Rock Jamaica’s last performances saw reggae legend Junior Reid and hip hop icon Chali 2NA of Jurassic 5 take the roof top by storm so all eyes will be on Dappa to see how he can move the crowd this Tuesday on the roof. Check out Dappa Yute’s new music video below and his brief bio. Continue reading

Jackson’s to Perform at Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica Next Weekend


Thirty-four years after performing for a massive crowd at the National Stadium in St Andrew, two of the ‘Jackson Five’ will return to Jamaica for Reggae

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Jackson 5 with Bob Marley on their first trip to Jamaica

Sumfest 2009, the event organisers have announced.

Tito and Jackie Jackson will grace the Reggae Sumfest stage for the first time since their brother, King of Pop Michael Jackson’s death, and the Summerfest Production chairman, Robert Russell, said there was a strong possibility the group’s other members, Marlon and Jermaine, will share the limelight.

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The deal, which was brokered by New York journalist Vinette Pryce, a friend of the Jacksons, has been dubbed a major coup by the promoters who had taken a decision to dedicate the entire show to Michael after his sudden death on June 25 Continue reading

Keri Hilson added to Reggae Sumfest


The epic hip-hop flavour of Keri Hilson will be adding some spice to ‘The Greatest Reggae Show On Earth’, when she appears on Reggae Sumfest in July.

The Atlanta-grown singer has been added to the line up for International Night I, Friday July 24, and joins an already dazzling array of stars including Jazmine Sullivan, Ne-Yo, Morgan Heritage, Jah Cure, Queen Ifrica and Coco Tea.

Hilton will be making an appearance at Reggae Sumfest 2009.

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