“I’ve been doing it for so long, and sometimes you have to give it a breather. Nobody nuh waah drive one car for 30 years. You a go want a change. So me just seh, mek me give it a break and mek the people see me fresh again,” he said.
“They called me two times after the last time I performed, but the price never did too ‘hundred’ for me, and the next time dem call, I had different obligations. Even concerts like Best of the Best I used to do every year and stopped. Yuh nuh want it reach a point where when you go on stage, people seh dem tired fi see you and dem see you last year, the year before and the year before. No. Yuh fi mek dem embrace back yuh presence and seh, we haven’t seen you for a while on the stage.”
“Me like the vibes and direction weh Joe take it to. We might not have no international artistes, but him put out a 100 per cent fi di Jamaican artistes and make it our festival, and that is good,” Elephant Man said.
“Him captivate the people from abroad wid the grass roots and let dem know you’re not coming here to see Akon or Mariah Carey. You’re coming here to see nothing but dancehall. If you look on the line-up, it’s all ‘gas pedal’ non-stop. There is a different variety of artistes, and everybody is excited for Reggae Sumfest, so it’s gonna be crazy.”
GLOBAL SOUNDCLASH @ REGGAE SUMFEST 2019
06/08/2019 by Press Release
Buju Banton Headlines List Of Top Artists For Reggae Sumfest
This July marks the 27th anniversary of Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s iconic music festival, set for Montego Bay from July 17-22, 2019. The star-studded line-up on Festival Nights 1 & 2 will include global reggae sensation Buju Banton, dancehall veterans Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, as well as Chronixx, Spice, Spragga Benz, Elephant Man, Protégé, Beres Hammond, and more.
This year the festival offers a 7-night line-up of events as follows:
July 14 – Mornin’ Medz Brunch Party
July 15 – Street Dance Party
July 16 – All White Party
July 17 – Blitz All Black Party / Bunji Garlin’s Birthday Celebration
July 18 – Global Sound Clash
July 19 – Festival Night 1
July 20 – Festival Night 2
To purchase tickets to Reggae Sumfest, visit: www.ReggaeSumfest.com.
The Global Sound Clash Event Prior to Reggae Sumfest’s Main Nights
features Selectors from Around the World in an exciting GLOBAL SOUND CLASH Competition!
Following on the packed and riveting World Clash 20th Anniversary Sound Clash of Reggae Sumfest 2018 at Pier One, we have another All-Star Global Sound System Shoot-Out at the Pier One Event Centre… 2019 GLOBAL SOUND CLASH of REGGAE SUMFEST Thursday Night July 18th
Montego Bay-based recording artiste Rickey Teetz is booked to perform on Dancehall Night (now known as Festival Night One) at Reggae Sumfest.
He is looking forward to the opportunity to strut his stuff on such a prestigious event.
“I am going to put together a great set for my fans at this year’s Reggae Sumfest stage and show the world what Rickey Teetz can deliver,” he said.
Over the past few months, Rickey Teetz has been steadily building his fan base with the release of a slew of songs that have been gaining heavy traction in the island’s dancehalls, as well as popping up on the rotation lists of major radio stations.
Songs like Dollar and Phase We have each racked up more than a million views on social video-sharing site, YouTube, while another, Oh Gassh, is generating thousands of spins as well.
Dollar was produced by Show do Vybz Entertainment, while Phase We was produced by Netspen Entertainment.
“I really love the direction that the music is taking me, my fan base is definitely growing. I released a new song last month called 24 Hour, which was produced by Attomatic/Hempton Records. I will be shooting a new video this summer for Phase We, based on the positive feedback so far,” he said.
Rickey Teetz first graced the Reggae Sumfest stage in 2016 and delivered an energetic performance.
He recently delivered a high-energy set at the annual MoBay Crab Fest and will be off to Canada in mid-June for a show dubbed ‘Canada Takeover’.
REGGAE SUMFEST PRE-PARTIES: STREET DANCE & ALL WHITE ~ DON’T MISS THE EXCITING PRE-EVENT PARTIES DURING WEEK-LONG TAKEOVER OF MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA.
‘Street Dance’ & ‘All White’
Don’t miss these two exciting pre-event parties of
Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Tickets are available on Reggae Sumfest’s
Eventbrite Ticket Website:
Free ‘Yawdy Style’ STREET DANCE Party on
Monday July 15 and ALL WHITE party, Tuesday, July 16
Monday Night July 15 on The Hip Strip in Montego Bay once again explodes into the great free Reggae Sumfest Street Dance being held at Old Hospital Park. If last year’s turn out is anything to gauge what to expect this year, then put on your “Yaddy Style” and get ready to heat up the 2nd City. Both locals and tourists come out to enjoy the sweet sounds of reggae and dancehall, and this year Foota Hype, Skyjuice, Team Shella and C Notepromise to keep everyone moving all night long. It’s FREE so be sure to come out and experience our music and our culture courtesy of SUMFEST!
Get your tickets now and don’t miss out on the ALL WHITE party, Tuesday, July 16
This is the only way to celebrate the Summer with Sumfest– on July 16th Pier 1 comes alive with ALL WHITE. Grab your sexy summer whites and meet us on the water with the musical beats brought to you by DJ Smokeand DJ Smurf. You are guaranteed to dance the night away. Montego Bay will be pulsating with excitement throughout the night and right into the morning when gates open at 9pm and we don’t stop until 4am. Tickets go fast for this event… secure yours today!
About Reggae Sumfest:
Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music as well as many other popular global genres of music. Now in its 27th year, the world’s greatest reggae music festival continues to pay homage to the musical genre that originated in Jamaica and has become a global phenomenon. Sumfest continues to add unprecedented value to “Brand Jamaica” by promoting two of the country’s most valuable products – the music and the island itself as a tourist destination.
Since its inception, Sumfest has made Montego Bay and the surrounding areas a prime summer destination for visitors and locals alike who flock to the city to enjoy some of the best talents in Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop and R&B. Over the years, Sumfest has partnered with a number of major local and international brands. Our goal is to continue these long-standing partnerships and develop ways to enhance their relationship with Sumfest to drive incremental value for their brands. Sumfest is owned by Joseph Bogdanovich and produced by his company DownSound Entertainment.
End Date: July 20, 2019
Staged annually during the 3rd week of July, Reggae Sumfest is now an established staple on the Jamaican entertainment calendar, attracting patrons from all across the globe, as far away as Australia, Europe, the USA and the African continent. Come join us in Jamaica’s 2nd city Montego Bay from July 14 – 20 for the Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.
For ticket information and artists line-up, visit the Reggae Sumfest website.