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Jah Cure, Aidonia added to Reggae Sumfest line-up

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 AM
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Grammy-nominated singer Jah Cure and deejay Aidonia join the impressive line-up for the two day concert of the week long Reggae Sumfest slated for July 16-22 festival.

The festival celebrates its 25th anniversary at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay where it was born in the summer of 1993.

Jah Cure will perform on Night Two, Saturday, July 22; while Aidonia will make his return to the Sumfest stage on Night One, Friday July 21.

Jah Cure had an outstanding 2016, with a number of strong performances in Europe. That was followed by the announcement that his album, The Cure, received a Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination. The Cure contains hits such as That Girl, Rasta and Corruption. Fans can expect Jah Cure to do favourites such as Never Find, Wake Up, Unconditional Love, and other hits from his vast catalogue. It will also mark the 10th anniversary of Jah Cure headlining Sumfest. Weeks after being released from prison in July 2007, he made a triumphant return by closing the show.

Aidonia returns to the Reggae Sumfest stage after one of his most consistent runs in the industry, with back-to-back hits to show for it. His dominance has been underlined by songs like Dat A di Ting, Nuh Boring Gal, Hey Yo, Banga and IG Girls.

Josef Bogdanovich, CEO of Downsound Entertainment is pleased with the addition of Jah Cure and Aidonia. The company is at the helm for the second year, and snaring top artistes in the busy summer period is critical.

"Jah Cure is one of the best reggae artistes that Jamaica has produced, and you can look at his music as proof of that. He has been a hit-making machine since he first started and continues to produce hit after hit today. Aidonia, similarly, has been a hitmaker on the dancehall side, and he is easily one of the top five dancehall artistes currently, with several hit songs and a strong presence. I am excited to see both on the festival," said Bogdanovich.