Sean Paul to perform at Reggae Sumfest 2014

Sean Paul will be back on the Reggae Sumfest stage this year after confirming on Friday that he is on the bill for the July show.

Sean Paul will be back on the Reggae Sumfest stage this year after confirming on Friday that he is on the bill for the July show.

by Jodee Brown

Reggae Sumfest 2014 has added another big name to its growing list as organizers confirmed Grammy-winning deejay, Sean Paul will make his return to the prominent stage show for the first time since 2003.

The entertainer confirmed his appearance via social media on Friday as he posted a video expressing his delight at being back on the Sumfest stage. He will perform on International Night 2 on July 19 and will be joined on stage by a band, dancers and will unveil a few surprises for fans, according to Summerfest Productions executive director, Johnny Gourzong.

Having rarely performed in Jamaica throughout the last 11 years, this opportunity allows Sean Paul the opportunity to reconnect with his home fans live and direct.

“I’ll be bringing the love the world has shown for reggae music home,” he said in a release. “There is no stage like home. I’ve toured the world, but Jamaica is still my favorite place to be.”

Sean Paul is currently promoting his most recent studio album, Full Frequency, which features big name acts such as Damian Marley, Nicki Minaj, Konshens and Iggy Azalea. He is currently on the European leg of his Full Frequency tour, which saw him make stops in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, where most of the tour takes place.

Sean Paul now joins a Reggae Sumfest 2014 lineup which also includes Tessanne Chin, Busy SignalWiz Khalifa, Sanchez, Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Chronixx, Jah Cure, Freddie McGregor and many more.

This year’s edition of Reggae Sumfest will kick off on July 13 with a beach party at Aquasol Beach followed by an all-white party on July 15 at Pier 1 before the performances kick off at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex withDancehall Night, International Night 1 and International Night 2 on July 17, 18 and 19 respectively.

The show is being sponsored by The Gleaner Company Ltd., Jamaica Tourist Board, Digicel, Iberostar, Pepsi, Secrets and IRIE FM.

Jah Cure, I-Wayne added to Reggae Sumfest lineup

Jah Cure (left) and I-Wayne (right) are the latest stars to be added to this year's Reggae Sumfest lineup.

Jah Cure (left) and I-Wayne (right) are the latest stars to be added to this year’s Reggae Sumfest lineup.

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Internationally-acclaimed Reggae artists, Jah Cure and I-Wayne have become the latest additions to this year’s Reggae Sumfest bill, according to reports Thursday.

Jah Cure will be the closing act on International Night 1 on July 26 as he will perform in front of his hometown crowd at theCatherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay. The singer, known for recent hits like That Girl, World Cry and Strongerwill share the stage that night alongside Reggae legends, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy and Tarrus Riley, along with universally renowned rap sensation, Flo Rida.

Meanwhile, I-Wayne will perform a day earlier during Dancehall Night alongside Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, RDX, Spiceand I-Octane, amongst others. I-Wayne is riding high from his own share of recent hits, particularly Girl I Love You.

Deemed the largest concert in Jamaica, the 21st edition of Reggae Sumfest will take place from July 21-27, kicking off with theAquasol Beach Party and ending withInternational Night 2, which features Grammy-winning R&B singer, Miguel, Damian Marley, Chronixx and Romain Virgo, amongst others.