With Prime Minister Andrew Holness giving the green light to the reopening of the entertainment sector, Jamaica’s biggest festivals Reggae Sumfest, and Reggae Sunsplash are hoping to have face-to-face shows by year-end.
Reggae Sunsplash organizers have set its show date for November 26 and 27 at the Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St. Ann while Reggae Sumfest is set for a December date possibly in Montego Bay’s Catherine Hall. If all continues to go well, physical concerts are highly likely.
In 2020 Reggae Sunsplash hosted their first virtual staging after their 14-year interval. The staging pulled views from 25 countries amounting to over 300,000 people.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Reggae Sumfest Joseph Bogdanovich is on a watch and wait. He encourages people to and take vaccines and is deciding whether negative COVID testes are required to enter the event.