It is no doubt that Jamaica has made a huge impact on the world through their distinguished reggae music— and Reggae Sumfest has definitely had much to do with this influence. As the premier reggae festival on the planet and the biggest party in Jamaica, Reggae Sumfest is an entire week of head bobbin´, drum beatin´, hip-swayin´ fun.
R&B AND HIP HOP AT REGGAE SUMFEST
Beyond just reggae, however, Sumfest also explores the musical worlds of R&B and hip hop.
Over the years, Beyonce, R. Kelly, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Usher, Lil´Wayne, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, and many other huge international sensations have rocked the stages of Sumfest.
Although the festival is known for attracting elite musicians from all over the world, it also does an outstanding job of shining a bright light on their local legends, such as Damian and Stephen Marley, The Mighty Diamonds, and Freddie McGregor.
REGGAE SUMFEST 2017 LINEUP
The musical lineup for 2017 was just as impressive, starring the likes of Alkaline, Sean Paul, Tifa, Queen Ifrica, Sean Kingston, Mavado, and many, many more.
REGGAE SUMFEST 2018 LINEUP
As in the last 2 years, Spice the queen is also starring the Sumfest lineup 2018. The other reggae artists confirmed are: Popcaan, Sizzla, Beres Hammond, Capleton, Maxi Priest. See the full lineups for the weekend below!
PEACE AND LOVE THROUGH REGGAE
Through all of this, it is important to note that Reggae Sumfest is much more than just a music festival. It is an affectionate gathering in one of the most tropically delightful places on Earth, celebrating authentic Jamaican culture, and raising the vibrations of peace and love high enough for the world to feel.
While many people attend the festival for the music, it is the energy of the island that swims in their veins for a lifetime, causing them to return year after year.
SO WHY REGGAE SUMFEST?
It’s time to get down; to get down to reggae in the home of gettin’ down to reggae— Jamaica. It’s time to light up, sway in unison to rhythmic reggae, throw your hands up to the sky, and march to the anthem of “One Love” at this year’s Reggae Sumfest.