Ahead of its return to Catherine Hall, Jamaica's biggest festival continues to announce its star-studded line-up. all details are here
From left to right: Vanessa Bling, Shane O, 450, Moyann (Rickayla Mcneil, Kyro Smoke)
Reggae Sumfest, the largest music festival in Jamaica and the Caribbean, has announced another wave of artists joining the growing and impressive lineup of the 2023 festival.
The festival welcomes on board some names that will certainly add a unique dimension and spark to the stage. Established names such as dancehall female star, Vanessa Bling and Shane O together with rising Dancehall artistes such as Jahvillani, 450, and the hometown kids, Topmann and rising female artiste, Moyann, will be an interesting addition to the show with its lineup continuing to grow day by the day.
Reggae Sumfest recently unveiled a massive roundup of acts that will soundtrack the colossal festival's 2023 edition. Among them were the veteran Reggae singers, Freddie Mcgregor and Tanya Stephens, Grammy-winning reggae band, Morgan Heritage, Richie Spice, Romain Virgo and also the 2023 Grammy-Winner for the best Reggae album, Kabaka Pyramid, who will perform at the festival’s stage.
Legendary Tanya Stephens is ready for her set (Rickayla Mcneil)
Legendary dancehall female deejay, Minister Marion Hall (Formerly Lady Saw), returning to the iconic stage as her set should be one of the headlines of the whole event.
Another main performance will be the one from the Mobay-Native, Tommy Lee Sparta who was just recently released after 3 years in prison.
Sumfest's audience will be elated to have a look at all the new names slated to perform on the festival's stage, with current dancehall front-runners, Valiant, Masicka, and Chronic Law together with the dancehall artistes such as Gyptian, Jah Vinci, Bayka and D'yani also announced in the lineup.
Jahvillani, Bayka, Valiant, what an impressive lineup (Rickayla Mcneil, Kyro Smoke)
After last year's great success with the Madhouse and Dave Kelly tribute segment that included performances from legendary acts such as Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Cham, Spargga Benz and more, the promoters will make a special tribute to the legendary producer, the dancehall godfather, King Jammy's. The Jammy's tribute will include sets from veteran deejays such as Admiral Bailey, Lieutenant Stitche, Pinchers, Bunny General, Chaka Demos, and more.
The "Boombox 90's Badness" is also making their Sumfest debut while artistes such as Jigsy King, Nitty Kutchie, Harry Todler, General B, Silver Cat, Tony Curtis, Mega Banto and Boom Dandimite will taking on the stage.
Bounty Killer and Beenie Man, unforgettable moments last year (Jamar Cleary)
Cham & Spargga for the classic Madhouse tribute (Jamar Cleary)
More iconic moments this year? (Jamar Cleary)
The festival revelers will also enjoy a tribute set from the legendary Japanese sound, Mighty Crown, who announced their retirement from the business by the end of the year.
The current producers of the event, DownSound Entertainment is expected to announce another wave of acts for their 2023 edition.
The Biggest Reggae Music Festival on Earth will be held on July 16-22, 2023 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica.
Tickets are available now at reggaesumfest.com