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Sumfest announces Reggae Night headliners - Levy, Tarrus and Sanchez perform Saturday, July 23

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Christopher Martin
Busy Signal
Tarrus Riley

Barrington Levy, Sanchez and Tarrus Riley are leading the charge for Reggae Night of The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, Reggae Sumfest on Saturday, July 23, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex, Montego Bay, St James. Also on the line-up are Busy Signal, Christopher Martin and Nature.

Under the theme 'Our Music, Our Festival', the organisers have changed the format of the show, with an all-star Jamaican line-up over two days. The show will see full sets from each performer and patrons will get to see top-class vocalists and performances from favourites who rarely perform on home soil.

Barrington Levy is loved worldwide for his authentic sound and ability to diversify his delivery across genres. Having copped a Grammy nomination this year for his latest album, Acousticalevy, which features some of his greatest hits over the years in an acoustic format, the 'Broadway' singer returns to the Reggae Sumfest stage after three years. Fans can expect a skilfull delivery of a catalogue riddled with favourites such as Prison Oval Rock, Black Roses, Under Me Sensie and Rosie in his riveting style.

Kevin Jackson, who performs under the moniker Sanchez, will take fans on a journey through the years with some of the best lover's rock selections to have been made. His catalogue includes Never Dis the Man, Frenzy, Brown Eyed Girl and Missing You Now. The reggae singer is expected to be one of the strongest performers on the festival and with a discography filled with a wide array of hits patrons could be in for an extended sing along session during his performance.

Tarrus Riley can be expected to "gimme likkle one drop" in modern style when he takes to the stage. 'Singy-Singy' is never shy of the big stage and has carved out his own niche with a modern brand of reggae with hits such as She's Royal, Never Leave I, Love's Contagious and My Day.

steady flow of lyrics

Busy Signal is on a high in 2016 following the use of his song Everybody Move in the LG G5 ad campaign, featuring Hollywood star Jason Statham. The diverse artiste is expected to deliver a steady flow of lyrics from a selection of hits such as Reggae Music Again, One More Night and Sweet Love.

Christopher Martin has also had an excellent 2016, with KFC adapting his Big Deal for their latest ad campaign. The vocalist is expected to reach deep into his catalogue and patrons can expect favourites such as Take My Wings and Paper Lovin.

Nature is expected to wow the audience with his unique melodies as he returns to the Sumfest stage. The World Peace crooner also has Revolution and Love You in his arsenal.

The transformed Reggae Sumfest kicks off with the Beach Party at the Aqua Sol Theme Park on Sunday, July 17. The All White Party hits Pier 1 on Tuesday, while July 19, Dancehall Night revs up on the Friday at Catherine Hall. Reggae Night will close the curtains on Reggae Sumfest on Saturday, July 23.