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MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

18 - 24 july, 2021

our music. our festival. our roots

Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival, showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music, as well as other popular global genres of music. Now in its 27th year, the world’s greatest Jamaican reggae/dancehall music festival continues to pay homage to the musical genres that originated in Jamaica that have broadly influenced the chart topping urban and pop music of today. Sumfest continues to add unprecedented value to “Brand Jamaica” by promoting three of the country’s most valuable products – the music, the culture, and the island itself as a global tourist destination. This has been expanded on a grand scale globally by the high quality widely promoted live streaming and video content made available of Reggae Sumfest on broadcast and streaming platforms, taking Jamaican music, artists, and culture to every continent and country on earth. Reggae Sumfest is one of the most viewed music festivals in the world.

Over the years, Sumfest has partnered with a number of major local and international brands. Our goal is to continue and develop these long-standing brand partnerships in ways that enhance their experiential relationship with Sumfest, the Jamaican people, and the entire international reggae and dancehall community. Sumfest is owned and produced DownSound Entertainment​ Ltd.

our music. our festival. our roots

Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival, showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music, as well other popular global genres of music. Now in its 27th year, the world’s greatest Jamaican reggae/dancehall music festival continues to pay homage to the musical genres that originated in Jamaica that have broadly influenced the chart topping urban and pop music of today. Sumfest continues to add unprecedented value to “Brand Jamaica” by promoting three of the country’s most valuable products – the music, the culture, and the island itself as a global tourist destination. This has been expanded on a grand scale globally by the high quality widely promoted live streaming and video content made available of Reggae Sumfest on broadcast and streaming platforms, taking Jamaican music, artists, and culture to every continent and country on earth. Reggae Sumfest is one of the most viewed music festivals in the world.

Over the years, Sumfest has partnered with a number of major local and international brands. Our goal is to continue and develop these long-standing brand partnerships in ways that enhance their experiential relationship with Sumfest, the Jamaican people, and the entire international reggae and dancehall community. Sumfest is owned and produced DownSound Entertainment​ Ltd.

FAQs

How do I buy my Sumfest Tickets?

Well that’s easy. You can buy them online or at a retail partner. Go to the Show tab and click Tickets in the drop-down menu for all details.

Can my band play at Sumfest? Can I DJ at Sumfest?

We’ll contact you if interested. Thanks!

Will you be posting performance times in advance?

Yes. Set times will be posted on the Sumfest Mobile App (Apple Store | Google Play) and website a couple of days before the festival. Set times will also be available in the Festival Guide obtained at the show.

What's the best time to arrive?

You should definitely plan to arrive several hours early to be on the safe side. Please be prepared for significant delays if you choose to disobey all signage and staff. Carpool, carpool, CARPOOL! For the easiest and fastest arrival and departure, take Knutsford Express. Gates open at 6pm Showtime begins between 7-8PM

What time does the festival end?

On Friday Night the Festival can go until about 4am and on Sat until about 3 am – give or take a few.

Is there an age limit/rule?

Yes. Must be 15 or older to enter and Must be 18 or older to drink

Wow, there are lots of artists performing! Will I see all of them?

There is no guarantee. You should plan accordingly and arrive early if there’s a particular performer you really want to see. Also, the lineup is always subject to change.

What will the weather be like at the festival? How hot will it be during the day and how cool will it be at night?

What are you doing to ensure my safety at the festival?

We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and have a variety of security measures in place on the ground – we work in tandem with the JCF as well as private security.

I'm a member of the media? How do I make arrangements for a media pass?

Please visit our SCOOP Page and select “Accreditation”.

Are you hiring workers, volunteers, photographers/video people, etc for the event?

No, but thanks for checking! If we change our minds or if anything opens up, we will post about it.

Can I distribute flyers or promotional items inside the venue? What about outside?

No. Sorry we do not allow distribution of any promotional materials within or outside of the festival.

How do I become a food vendor ... or a non-food vendor?

Food Vending: Please visit our SPONSOR TAB and select “Vending.”

Can I use the Sumfest logo or name to promote my website, product or event?

No. The Sumfest trademarks, intellectual property may not be used for advertising, promotions, contests, sweepstakes or any commercial purpose. Our official festival sponsors do so with the express permission of the festival organizers.

Are there single day passes?

Yes, we do have single day passes along with week and weekend passes. Go to our Stay & Play tab and click Tickets for more details

Is a Weekend pass two separate tickets?

A Weekend Pass is a single wristband that is worn for the entire weekend.

I purchased passes during a Flash Sale, where can I find information.

Congrats on locking down your tickets early!!! You should have received an email with all the details.

I missed the advance sale! When do the rest of the passes go on sale?! When is the next advance sale?

2020 Sumfest Tickets and Passes go on sale in May, 2020. Stay tuned to our social media pages @reggaesumfest of FB, IG & Twitter for any Advance / Flash sale details. Sign up for our email newsletter and follow our social media to be informed.

I bought passes from a "friend" or a source other than your website or ticket outlet. Can I verify that they're valid and will work?

Only passes you originally purchased through Sumfest or our official ticketing partners can be guaranteed as valid.

Do not buy passes from an unauthorized 3rd party or scalper. We will not offer customer service, authentication or support for any passes purchased through any unauthorized 3rd parties. You will only know that your third party pass is valid when it successfully scans into the Venue EACH day.
 
Scalped passes are subject to cancellation at any time without warning.

Can I give my pass to a friend? How?

Sure! Hand your package to your friend when it arrives or if you bought them online change your shipping address to theirs (it will still have your name on it though so please alert your friend).  If you bought tickets through a retail partner please habd them just as you got them to your friend.
 
(You will still show up in our records as the original purchaser. That can’t be changed.)

Are payment plans available? Can I divide my order into multiple payments?

Payment plans available for the Sumfest SEE More Box through Mid March. Click Tickets under Stay & Play for more info

Can I use a debit card for purchase?

Sure! If you are using a debit card, make sure you know your daily withdrawal limit. If you exceed that amount, your card may be rejected and order lost. Contact your bank to inquire about your debit card limit.

Can I give my pass to a friend? How?

Sure! Hand your package to your friend when it arrives or if you bought them online change your shipping address to theirs (it will still have your name on it though so please alert your friend).  If you bought tickets through a retail partner please hand them just as you got them to your friend.
 
(You will still show up in our records as the original purchaser. That can’t be changed.)

FACTS & FIGURES

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