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Big Ship captain to sail into Sumfest

Published:Monday | June 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Freddie McGregor (left) and Robert Russell, director of Summerfest Productions.

The Big Ship will be sailing to Montego Bay this summer as captain Freddie McGregor is expected to thrill the bevy of fans at Reggae Sumfest on International Night 2, Saturday, July 19.

The festival will be presenting a special honour to the artiste, whose career spans over 50 years in the industry. His innumerous catalogue includes songs like Push Come To Shove, Big Ship Sailing On The Ocean, To Be Poor Is A Crime and Raggamuffin, featuring the late Dennis Brown. According to McGregor, to know that he will be formally recognised for his music is a wonderful feeling.

"It is a beautiful feeling to know that I will be honoured for my 51 years of service by my own country. This award will be special to me," McGregor said with elation in a recent interview. The internationally renowned reggae ambassador will put Catherine Hall into a 'groovy situation', as he electrifies the stage come Saturday, July 19 in Montego Bay.