No Reggae Sumfest this summer

April 27, 2020

In light of the risk factors associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, promoters of Reggae Sumfest say its staging 2020 will not take place as scheduled.

Joe Bogdanovich, Chairman and CEO of DownSound Entertainment, promoters of the annual festival shared, “In consultation with the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministries of Health, Tourism and Entertainment, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Reggae Sumfest. While we hope and expect COVID-19 to be contained with the public’s continued cooperation, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by the Ministry of Health and your local public health officials.” 

Bogdanovich advised that patrons have 30 days (until May 27, 2020) to request a refund for existing online tickets. 

In the meantime, Reggae Sumfest says it will continue its food distribution program to help the farmers and the needy.

“Reggae Sumfest will continue to focus on its mission, to celebrate Jamaica’s music and culture through every channel available,” said Bogdanovich.

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