Bogdanovich plans exciting week of Sumfest

February 08, 2017
Joe Bogdanovich

Following a successful staging of a refreshed Reggae Sumfest, DownSound Entertainment (DSE) has announced that the 25th staging of the festival is slated for Montego Bay, and it will be held between July 16 and 22.

The weeklong festival of Jamaican culture encapsulates signature live concerts, Sumfest Sound Clash, a variety of parties, food, and craft at multiple venues across the second city.

"Reggae is more than music. It's a movement, an experience," explained DSE CEO Josef Bogdanovich, who took over the Reggae Sumfest brand last year. "That experience extends beyond the festival to countless Montegonian entrepreneurs, hotels, restaurants and other businesses."




The event kicks off on Sunday, July 16 with a Beach Party and moves into the Sumfest Sunset Yacht Party the following Monday. The staple All-White Party at Pier One happens on Tuesday, July 18, followed by Sumfest Blitz on Wednesday, July 19. On Thursday, July 20 Pier One will play host to the exciting Sumfest Heavy Weight Clash, while Jamaican music and culture will be on display on the Catherine Hall stage on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22.

Reggae Sumfest's local appeal is matched by its global appeal, as the internationally recognised brand pulls music lovers from around the world. The concept of Our Music, Our Festival appeals to the worldwide community eager to share in the Jamaican experience.

"Jamaica is infectious," Bogdanovich said.

The Reggae Sumfest has also attracted the support of corporate sponsors.

"In partnership with our sponsors, we will be offering several premiums to our local and international patrons," Bogdanovich added.

These premiums are expected to complement the world-class performances with superior production values for which Reggae Sumfest is well known.

Early bird tickets and travel packages go on sale exclusively on the official website in February.

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