Since the announcement that there will be no International Nights on the Reggae Sumfest main stage this year, the naysayers have had a ball doing what naysayers always do. However, there is another way to look at it - not what the summer music festival in Montego Bay has been, but what it is becoming. And let us not forget that international (as in American, for that is largely what they have been) acts have not been ruled out of an event where a financial decision has been taken to stop spending at least US$2 million on an imported performer.
When Joe Bogdanovich acquired the Reggae Sumfest brand, he promised some changes to the festival and the entire Sumfest experience. With the 16th staging of the festival fast approaching, the businessman has revealed that there will be no international night this year and no international act.