Headliner acts, Capleton, Beres Hammond and Damian Marley, are prepered to perform at this year’s staging of Reggae Sumfest.
The “Slew Dem” artist is assigned as the closing act on Reggae Night.
“There is no particular plan. Everything is a feeling, like it is established. It comes from deep within,” he told reporters when asked about his plan for the upcoming music festival in Montego Bay, St James on Saturday (July 21).
The lyrics, messages, rhythms and the images of the artistes, he says, are so idiosyncratic to the Jamaican culture that the music becomes the definition of strength and the brand.
“Reggae and dancehall is in a class by itself,” Capleton told reporters.
“Other genres like R&B cannot be put in the same category as reggae. The music just doesn’t compare. When you talk about reggae, you talk something that’s more soulful and full of spirituality,” he added.
Other top acts slated to take over the show include Maxi Priest, Cham, Raging Fyah, Jesse Royal, J Boog, Fantan Mojah, Keznamdi, Empress Ayeola, Naomi Cowan, Jah Dore, D’Yani, Stushi, plus special guest stars.
Reggae Sumfest’s week-long takeover begins Sun. July 15, 2018, with a variety of action-packed pre-parties and events before the climax of the 2-day music festival.
Friday night (July 20) is the ultimate dancehall takeover with both emerging and iconic lyricists including Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco, Ding Dong, I-Octane, Stonebwoy and more.
For over a quarter of a century as the Caribbean’s largest long-standing music festival, Reggae Sumfest returns to Montego Bay, Jamaica with a heavy-hitting artist lineup featuring the world’s top reggae and dancehall artists.