King of Dancehall returns to rule Dancehall Night Image

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 Organisers of Reggae Sumfest, The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, have announced their first set of artistes for this year’s festival. International Dancehall artistes Beenie Man and returning after a one year break, Bounty Killer and Agent Sasco.

Dancehall giants Bounty Killer and Agent Sasco were notable absentees at last year’s staging of the event and will make their return to the Reggae Sumfest stage on Dancehall Night, Friday, July 22 alongside the likes of Grammy-Award winning act, Beenie Man who closed last year’s International Night 2. 

Reggae Sumfest 2016 is slated for July 17 – 23, with the live shows set for the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. 

The King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man will rock the Reggae Sumfest stage yet again, this time performing on Dancehall Night. The Grammy-Award winning artiste has been on a recent high following the use of a sample of his hit track Tear Off Me Garment on  Controlla, a track from Hip-Hop artiste, Drake’s, recently released album Views From The 6. Beenie Man boasts a massive catalogue which includes Girls Dem Sugar, Who Am I, We Run Road and Hottest Man Alive. 

Bounty Killer and Agent Sasco last performed on Reggae Sumfest in 2014 and patrons will be in for a treat as both artistes are heavyweight performers in their own right. 

Agent Sasco is expected to thrill in his commanding lyrical style which has brought him rave repute as one of the best Dancehall performers of this generation. With the recent release of his album, The Theory of Reggaetivity, patrons can expect a Mix Up of old favourites such as Idiot Thing Dat, Step Pon Dem, Talk How Me Feel and Hand To Mouth with anthems from his latest collection such as Country Bus, Day in Day Out and Stronger. 

Bounty Killer is expected to set the Dancehall Night alight as the legendary Dancehall artiste is no stranger to the big stage. With a catalogue spanning more than three decades, the hard hitting deejay is expected to thrill patrons with international hits such as Down in the Ghetto, Benz and Bimma and Cellular Phone and will certainly raise the ante with later hits such as Global Gallis, Support Fi Support and Get Gyal Everyday. “ Our Reggae Sumfest crowd should also cross their fingers as with the likes of both Bounty Killer and Beenie Man on the show, there could be a live collaboration of their hit single Legendary, ” suggests Joe Bogdanovich, Downsound Records CEO, the festival’s new chairman.

The transformed Reggae Sumfest 2016 explodes in Montego Bay, with Sumfest Beach Party at the Aqua Sol Theme Park on Sunday, July 17; the All-White Party hits Pier 1 on Tuesday, July 19; Sound Explosion returns on Thursday, July 21; and Dancehall Night revs up on the Friday at Catherine Hall. Reggae Sumfest 2016 will end with a bang on Saturday, July 23 dubbed as Reggae Night with performances from top Jamaican artistes. 

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