Road to Reggae Sumfest 2019!

Road to Reggae Sumfest 2019!

A successful staging of Reggae Sumfest 2018 is now done and dusted. However, Joe Bogdanovich, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Downsound Entertainment, the promoters of the week-long festival, is already making plans for an even bigger and better 2019 staging of the greatest reggae show on earth.

As the final music note sounded at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay on Sunday July 22 to signal the end of the 26th staging if Reggae Sumfest, an upbeat Bogdanovich was quick to express appreciating to everyone for the overwhelming support received during every night of the festival as well as for the new events which were rolled out this year.

“We are very thankful for the support which we got for every night of the show this year. However, it is back to the drawing board immediately as we start planning for Reggae Sumfest 2019 when we will continue to implement game changing programmes and events in an effort to raise the bar even higher. Patrons can start planning for a bigger, better and more entertaining Reggae Sumfest next year”, Bogdanovich said.

He said  while he is not ruling out the appearance of overseas acts at Reggae Sumfest, the plan is to keep it authentically Jamaican, exposing the best in local entertainment talents to the world.

Mr. Bogdanovich said “since Downsound Entertainment entered the Sumfest world, we have been looking at how to creatively enhance which has been built over the years, we have creatively changed some aspects of the festival and that have worked. This year 2018, we have added a few new events and those have all been well attended and successful, so the work continues”.

Among the new events added for the 26th staging of Reggae Sumfest were a themed kick-off Beach Party “Sumfest-Colour Fest”, the Sumfest Street Party at the Old Hospital Park along Gloucester Avenue, An All-White Party at Pier One, The Blitz-All Black Edition party at Hard Rock Café, the Inspire Awards ceremony in which practitioners in the field of entertainment were honoured, the Sumfest World Clash  at Pier One, a Reggae Symposium at the Montego Bay Convention Centre and the Tailgate Party-Morning Medz at the Dump Up beach in Montego Bay.

Mr. Bogdanovich said “despite the success of these events as well as the two mega nights at Catherine Hall, our aim is to take the festival to another level every year. This festival has potential which once realized, will make it truly the “Best and biggest reggae festival in the world”.

Reggae Sumfest 2018 saw amazing and exciting performances on the two major nights of the festival from the like of Beres Hammond, Damion Jr. Gong Marley, Maxi Priest, Popcaan, Aidonia, Jessie Royal, I Octaine, Tommy Lee Sparta along with Rygin King and Tee jay as well as Capleton, Sham and Agent Sasco.


July 26th, 2018

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