This year the organizers and promoters of “Reggae Sumfest” said that they will have to spend about $2 million (JmD) to upgrade the facilities at Catherine Hall. Catherine Hall is the home of reggae sumfest and it has the capacity to accommodate some 17,000 – 20,000 people. But it doesnt matter what happen the show must go on.
Tourists from all over the world and even Jamaicans are preparing for this summer festival. This years Reggae Sumfest is date for July 17 – 23, 2011. A number of artistes will be featured on this years show. R. Kelly is said to be one of the international artiste to perform.
Reggae Sumfest has revived the tradition of having a summer music festival in Jamaica. In 1978 Reggae Sunsplash was launched as music festival in the northern parts of Jamaica. Reggae Sunsplash was doing well with great musical genres like ska, rock steady, reggae and soca. The event was the favourite for many music lovers in Jamaica and the world. However, it losses its musical flavour in the mid 1990s.
In 1993 Reggae Sumfest was launched. The major sponsor was Red Stripe. Reggae Sumfest became the greatest reggae show in Jamaica and the world. This great musical festival came just in time to boots the music and entertainment industry of Jamaica. With the energetic elements of dance Hall music the festival has become one of the most exciting musical events in the world.
Today, Montego Bay is the home of Reggae Sumfest and is the ideal location since it is the tourist capital of the Caribbean. Montego also has a number of hotels and entertainment lounges for visitors and locals to enjoy.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REGGAE SUMFEST VISIT: http://www.reggaesumfest.com/
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