Rising American Rhythm and Blues singer Miguel is confirmed for International Night 2. Talks are in growth with a huge name pop act to headline International Night which closes the festival.
The Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter joins an outstanding list of internationally acclaimed musicians such as Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, R Kelly, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Usher and Chris Brown who have graced the Reggae Sumfest stage.
The R&B vocalist, well-known for “Sure Thing, Do You,” and “All I Want is You,” is scheduled to perform on Saturday, July 27.
It’s going to be the California-born singer’s first performance in Jamaica.
Miguel’s largest hit to this date, “Adorn,” is a sultry, soulful ballad harking back to the late Marvin Gaye’s smash, “Sexual healing.” “Adorn” was the first track released from the singer’s sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream, which peaked at the number 1 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-hop chart.
“Sumfest patrons can expect to be wowed by the young artiste’s striking vocals and alluring stage presence, while rocking to the sounds of his eclectic LPs,” said a media release from Summerfest Productions, organizers of the annual festival.
Jamaican reggae star Damian Marley and Chronixx, will perform on the last night as well. Chronixx’s appearance will mark his second major stage show performance on the island. He is best known for hits such as “Warrior,” “Behind Curtain” and “They Don’t Know.”
A major coup for Sumfest came in 2009 when Randy Jackson (older brother of Michael) performed with his band at Catherine Hall on International Night. His appearance, just weeks after his superstar sibling’s death, was covered extensively on major American outlets including TMZ and E! News.
Reggae Sumfest, now in its 21st year, will take place from July 21 to 27. Dubbed The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, the festival is anticipated to attract thousands of patrons from Jamaica and the rest of the world to its home in Montego Bay.
The festival kicks off with its annual beach party on Sunday, July 21.
Early bird tickets for the event’s show nights are now available online through Touchstone Ticketing, the official online ticketing partner for the Festival.
The 21st staging of Reggae Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi and the Jamaica Tourist Board, among others.