Pure niceness as Sumfest goes to the beach

July 19, 2016
Okoye Henry Photos Yanique 'Curvy Diva' Barrett and Downsounds Records CEO Joe Bogdanovich, chairman of Summerfest Productions, sharing the limelight as the beach party gets into full swing.
The lovely Miss Kitty shows off for our lens before making her way to centre stage at the Reggae Sumfest Beach Party last week.
Okoye Henry Photo These two were all smiles for THE STAR.
Okoye Henry Photo Partygoers get down to business at the beach party.
Okoye Henry Photo Michelle Cunningham, Assistant Brand Manager of Red Stripe, is sandwiched by Summerfest Productions organisers Johnny Gourzong (left) and Robert Russell.
Okoye Henry Photo DJ Crazy Neil mixing it up for partygoers.

A mixture of locals and foreigners descended on the Aquasol Theme Park in Montego Bay, St James, to get a slice of Sumfest 2016 as the 'Greatest Reggae Show on Earth' kicked off with a beach party on Sunday.

Partygoers, numbered in the hundreds, flocked to the venue from early in the afternoon, and the crowd grew more expansive as the evening progressed.

Their numbers, however, did little to intimidate the hosts of disc jocks and selectors who were up to the challenge of satisfying their musical appetites.

ZJ Sparks got the patrons raving with some songs from the '90s before Ikel Marvelus and Flabba Dabba mixed it up with old school reggae.

Bambino took the crowd to carnival with soca, while Chromatic and DJ Crazy Neil carried them all over the world until the morning.

Music, however, took a backseat with Yanique 'Curvy Diva' Barrett and Miss Kitty, the 'Fluffy Diva', taking centre stage during separate periods of the night.

The two divas certainly held the attention of fans throughout the night and got them involved in the various acts.

"It was awesome, the music was great, everyone was having a fun time," said one New Yorker, Elaina Wood.

Robert Russell, deputy chairman of Summerfest Productions, was excited about the turnout. He said the event was "one of the best opening nights we have ever had".

"The vibe is unbelievable. Everybody is having a fantastic time and it is just a great start for Sumfest 2016," he said.

Other Entertainment Stories