Reggae Sumfest expands shuttle service


July 15, 2016
Joe Bogdanovich (left) and Robert Russell, members of Summerfest Promotions, presenters of Reggae Sumfest.

The organisers of Reggae Sumfest are granting access to 'The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth' with an expanded shuttle service on July 22 and 23.

In addition to the services offered by return sponsor and official shuttle-service provider Knutsford Express, the organisers have finalised an agreement with the Jamaican Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to offer shuttle services from Kingston, Spanish Town and Portmore to the Catherine Hall venue in Montego Bay.

"Knutsford Express is a sponsor and we are very happy and satisfied that they have again come on board. We are also delighted that JUTC is offering more transportation solutions to this year's festival. The addition of the services of JUTC is particularly important for patrons who previously had difficulty going to and from the show," said Robert Russell, deputy chairman and co-producer of Reggae Sumfest.

JUTC buses will depart from Portmore Mall in Portmore; Ward Theatre, downtown Kingston; and the JUTC lay-by in Spanish Town at 5 p.m. each day. Patrons leaving from Papine will have two additional pickup points - on the University of West Indies, and University of Technology campuses.

The round-trip shuttle service being offered by the JUTC is only available pre-sold at a cost of $2,300 per night.

Patrons can access the shuttle service passes along with tickets to the festival at York Pharmacy in Kingston, Travelmania in Portmore, and Chin Yee's Travel Service in Liguanea, which will specifically facilitate tertiary students.

Tertiary students will also be offered a 10 per cent discount on Reggae Sumfest tickets on presentation of a valid school ID. The discounted prices for Dancehall Night, Friday, July 22, 2016, $2,800, pre-sold; $3,200, regular; and $5,400, VIP. Discounted prices for Saturday, Reggae Night, are $4,200, pre-sold; $2,500, regular; and $6,700, VIP.

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