November 24, 2020 | Vision Newspaper |
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – After a 14-year break, JAMAICA, Heartbeat of the World, will re-introduce the groundbreaking and legendary Reggae Sunsplash event. The festival is scheduled to return annually, starting with the virtual Reggae Sunsplash 2020 from November 27 to 28, allowing music lovers from around the world one-of-a-kind access to live performances and exclusive artist interviews.
Reggae Sunsplash, first introduced in 1978 in Montego Bay, established the blueprint for reggae festivals around the world. With legendary names such as Bob Marley and the Wailers, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Cliff and Dennis Brown headlining past festivals, the success of Reggae Sunsplash laid the foundations for annual music festivals in Jamaica and throughout the world. The festival is back as a two-day, high-energy, virtual event featuring an exhilarating line-up of performances by a variety of reggae and dancehall stars including: Romain Virgo, Jesse Royal, Dexta Daps, Agent Sasco, Tanya Stephens, Barrington Levy, Capleton, Masicka, and Chi Ching.
“In 1978, Reggae Sunsplash set the precedent for destination music festivals as it blended the concept of travel and music that was authentic to Jamaica,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Now, the festival will aim to set new standards, this time in the virtual event space, by transporting viewers to our island through the rhythms of Jamaica. Reggae Sunsplash will once again celebrate musical experiences and showcase Jamaica’s impact on the global stage as the heart of music, culture and bold experiences.”
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