Reggae Sumfest is promoted as the greatest reggae show on earth. Every year Montego Bay is flooded by patrons from Jamaica and the rest of the world excited to see a top reggae and dancehall line-up plus a host of world renowned international artists. There used to be three nights: dancehall night and International night 1 and 2. International artists that have performed on Reggae Sumfest are amongst others: Usher, Chris Brown, R Kelly, 50 cent, Akon, Wyclef Jean Missie Eliot and Alicia Keys. This year it's a two night show but a whole week of parties. And for the third year in a row: no more international night and a strictly Jamaican line-up. Dancehall dominates the first night (Friday) and it's mostly Reggae artist on the second night (Saturday)
Reggae Sumfest is held in the resort town of Montego Bay in the third week of july. The 2018 edition will be held from July 15 to July 22. That's an entire week of parties and shows in Mobay and around (check the beach parties!), all building up to the festival itself on Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21th.
The venue is the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay.
Sumfest always has an impressive line-up and this year is no different.
Mobay and around fills up with Sumfest patrons every year so it’s wise to plan ahead when it comes to finding a place to stay. If you got dollars to spend the Sumfest website’s hotel and travel section is worth checking. Some of the finer hotels in Mobay and around partner up with Sumfest and offer special rates. You can even go all out crazy and go for one the all-inclusive Sumfest packages. All you have to do is show up at the airport in Mobay and everything is arranged from there on. Not really our cup of tea but hey, it's your trip.
You could come a couple of days beforehand in you're really in a party mood. There will be parties and beach parties all over in Mobay.
Ticket prices for the parties and the actual stage show are quite expensive. Check the Sumfest Website for ticket prices and decide which events you will be attending: presale is cheaper than at the gate and weekend tickets are cheaper than day tickets.