| April 20, 2018 |
“We at home should acknowledge that there is greater understanding or, should I say, ‘over standing’, that unity is one of the keys to survival. Stop the violence. Get educated. Get yourself together.” He invited everyone to experience the World Clash on July at Pier 1 in Montego Bay, which returns after a five-year hiatus. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Irish and Chin’s World Clash. Reggae Sumfest 2018 will run from July 15-22. Some of the most recognised names in Jamaican music have been confirmed, including Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, Beres Hammond, Spice, and Popcaan.
Reggae Sumfest 2018 Presents Irish & Chin’s World Clash 20th Anniversary
The Epic Sumfest Battle in Montego Bay on July 19 will feature DJs Tony Matterhorn, Mighty Crown, Ricky Trooper and Pink Panther
Jamaica’s rich music culture is often emulated throughout the world. A good old-fashioned sound clash is one of the many musical standouts originated in the country that reggae fans across the world have come to enjoy. More classically defined, a sound clash is a DJ battle (mostly in reggae and dancehall) where two collective sounds – consisting of one or more selectors (or DJs as they say in U.S.) – go tune for tune. They often use custom remixes (aka dub plates) featuring drops from marquee artists to win over the audience.
Now, Jamaica’s largest music festival Reggae Sumfest will host the iconic sound clash from one of the biggest players in the game. Irish and Chin will celebrate their 20th anniversary for a toe-to-toe, can’t-miss competition between leading sounds – Tony Matterhorn, Mighty Crown, Ricky Trooper and Pink Panther. This commemorative event will take place on Thu. July 19 at Pier One Event Center in Montego Bay, the night before Sumfest’s 2-day music festival.
Based on the historical context of its contenders, this year’s competition will be epic. Tony Matterhorn, the former selector for King Addies before going solo in 1999 at World Clash, is the first selector to win back-to-back World Clash titles, securing victories at World Clash Jamaica (aka Death Before Dishonor) in 2002 and 2003. Pink Panther, while playing Black Kat, has won the most World Clash titles in the 20 year run of the Series. He has 6 World Clash trophies. Mighty Crown from Yokohama, Japan has won a total of 5 World Clash titles. They became internationally renowned in 1999 at World Clash after defeating Kilimanjaro, featuring Ricky Trooper, and Tony Matterhorn. Ricky Trooper, as lead selector of Kilimanjaro, won the first ever Irish and Chin World Clash, which was held in 1998 at Amazura in Queens, NY. His first major win under his own sound system, Sound Trooper was at World Clash Jamaica (aka Death Before Dishonor) in 2006.
Throughout it’s 20 year run, World Clash has been hosted by a number of celebrities including Ninjaman, Beenie Man, Elephant Man and Bounty Killer.
as we get closer to the
Greatest Reggae Show on earth!!
Pre-Events Begin on July 15th
Mon. July 16 – Sumfest Street
Dance @ Hip Strip, MoBay | Gates Open: 7pm | (Free)
Wed. July 18 – The Blitz “All Black” Party @ (Venue TBD) | Doors Open: 8pm | (Ticketed) Stefflon Don and Safaree
Thu. July 19 – The Inspire Awards @ Iberostar Hotel | 5pm-9pm | (Invitation Only)
Thu. July 19 – Reggae Sumfest Presents Irish & Chin’s World Clash 20th Anniversary @ Pier One Event Center | Doors Open: 8pm | (Ticketed) Tony Matterhorn, Mighty Crown, Ricky Trooper and Pink Panther
Friday night July 20 – is the ultimate dancehall takeover with all-star artists including: Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco, Ding Dong, I-Octane, Stonebwoy and more.
Saturday night July 21 – will feature show-stopping performances from many of reggae’s biggest names: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Cham, Capleton, Raging Fyah, Jesse Royal, J Boog and many more.
Sun. July 22 – Sumfest Medz “Tailgate” Party @ Dump Up Beach | Start: 8am | (Ticketed)
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The launch, to be held at NYC hot spot the DL, is aimed at maximising awareness of the festival among influencers and millennials in the tri-state area, with disposable income to travel to Jamaica to enjoy the annual festival.
Special guests Agent Sasco, Raging Fyah, and Tosh Alexander, will grace the stage to set the tone for what is expected to be the best staging of the event in its 26 year history.
The Consul General of Jamaica in New York, Trudy Deans, will also be delivering remarks at the event.
Commenting on the planned pre-launch event, DSE boss Joe Bogdanovich said, “this will be the first in a series of international launches aimed at further maximising the reach of the festival. This year, Sumfest is poised to be the best we’ve had, with a star studded line-up and planned improvements in the overall experience. We are excited, and I believe the fans are too, and it has shown in the ticket sales so far.”
Reggae Sumfest 2018 will run from July 15-22. Some of the most recognised names in Jamaican music have been confirmed including Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley; Beres Hammond; Spice, and Popcaan.
FESTIVAL – Reggae Sumfest – Montego Bay Jamaica – JULY 15-22, 2018
By Party Time France
The Reggae Sumfest is undoubtedly the biggest reggae festival in the world. This year it will be held from July 15 to 22, 2018 in Montego Bay , Jamaica. And for this 26th edition , the festival has again worked hard with an impressive program of artists and especially the great return of the Irish & Chin World Clash with the help of promotional assets and the expertise of Downsound Entertainment and Reggae Sumfest.
FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP. (MUSIC PERFORMERS)
POPCAAN – AIDONIA – BOUNTY KILLER – SIZZLA – SPICE
TOMMY LEE SPARTA – AGENT SASCO – DING DONG – I-OCTANE
STONEBWOY – HARRY TODDLER – YANIQUE – D-MAJOR
KEMAR HICON – DANCE EXPRESSIONS – GOVANA
TOSH ALEXANDER – SHANO – JAH FABIO – KIM NAIN
RYGIN KING – VANZO – G DON V – KAY PRESS
MORE SPECIAL GUEST STARS
SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP (MUSIC PERFORMERS)
DAMIAN “JR. GONG “MARLEY – BERES HAMMOND – MAXI PRIEST
CHAM – CAPLETON – RAGING FYAH – JESSIE ROYAL – J
BOOG FANTON MOJAH – KEZNAMDI – EMPRESS AYEOLA
NAOMI COWAN – JAH DORE – YANI – STUSHI
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST STARS