DC World Reggae Festival set for Saturday
The DC World Reggae Festival is scheduled for this Saturday at the RFK Festival Grounds in Washington, DC.
The line-up features heavyweight acts like Beres Hammond and Beenie Man, as well as soca stars Kerwin Dubois and Rupee. Event organisers Omar Stephenson and Hector Carter have informed that the change to a one-day event means that two of the scheduled acts, Third World and Bela Dona, will no longer be on the show due to scheduling conflicts.
"After meeting with our core team, we felt it was best to ensure a great experience for our attendees to combine the days. We were able to smoothly transition to a one-day event, and appreciate everyone's patience and assistance as we work to deliver a positive 60th anniversary experience," said Stephenson.
He reiterated that the DC World Reggae Festival is a family-friendly event that promotes "world peace", with this year's theme, 'Let there be peace on earth', covering the topics of love, unity, spiritual rejuvenation, and health awareness. According to the promoters, the event will include a children's zone, two stages, and local vendors.
The festival, which is being staged by Top Tier Management Group in partnership with Pumpstation Entertainment, will celebrate and honour Jamaica's 60th anniversary of Independence.
The Embassy of Jamaica has endorsed the festival, which will form part of the activities to celebrate Jamaica 60 throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.