Reggae Sumfest is imminent

the biggest gathering of reggae stars, is set to take place at Montego Bay,
Jamaica later this month.

annual festival, between 17 and 24 July, has been an annual celebration of all
that is bassy and beaty since 1993, when it was introduced to replace the
previous shindig, Sunsplash. Sumfest is quite rightly billed as The Greatest
Reggae Show On Earth; Jamaica is the home of the genre and all eyes will be on
the events taking place during a week of fabulous music.

was recently announced that Usher has been added to an already mighty bill that
features some of the greatest names in worldwide dancehall, reggae, R&B and
hip hop.

all kicks off with a bash at 10am on Cornwall Beach on 17 July, a party that is
always massively popular for its great vibe and classic sounds.

concerts proper start with a bang on 22 July when the controversial Bounty
Killer shares the stage with the likes of Elephant Man, Ding Dong, Voicemail
and Demarco.


International nights

23 July, is the first of two international nights. Headlining the bill will be
is Christopher Brown, the 21-year-old R&B star. Christopher Martin, a
rising star, is also on the bill, plus many other artists at various stages of
their careers.

second instalment of International Night takes place on Saturday, 24 July, and
the crowds, warmed up by love-him-or-hate-him Beenie Man and Christopher
Martin, among others, will be eagerly anticipating the return of Shaggy to the
stage. A true international superstar, his longevity in the industry is matched
only by his way with words.

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Shaggy will be performing at Sumfest 2010.
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