The line up for Reggae Sumfest 2009 has been released and it looks like it’s going to be one of the best shows ever. The Thursday Night lineup has many of Jamaica’s top dancehall artists performing on the very same night in what should be an explosive evening of high energy music and talent.
This year the war between Vybz Kartel and the Gaza Empire versus Mavado and the Bounty Killer Alliance has hit a new peak with even Beenie Man choosing sides in the battle for dancehall supremacy. The self proclaimed King of Danchall has new talent chipping away at his throne and he seems to be concerned about his position as leader of the genre. He has taken sides against Mavado and laid claims to his title as King over the objections of many a dancehall DJ who now claim that Mavado is the new crowned leader. Who knows what will happen but there seems no doubt something is going down.
The rest of the week offers powerhouse concerts with the leading musicians on the international and Jamaican music charts with a Friday lineup featuring major local artists such as Morgan Heritage and Jah Cure plus pop star Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson to name a few. This night should be great but I think the night of nights to be there this year will in fact be Saturday night which features none other than youngest son of Jamaicas favorite family Damian Jr Gong Marley on stage with other top artists such as Toni Braxton, NAS, Inner Circle and Tarrus Riley in what should be an electirc night.
Will you be traveling to Montego Bay for Reggae Sumfest 2009? We leave Negril each day at least 3 hours before show time so that we can be there early and up by frontstage. Anyone need a ride from Negril? Contact me for details.Tags: concerts, contact, dancehall, Jamaica, mavado, music, negril, re, reggae, reggae sumfest, sumfest, tarrus riley, travel, vybz kartel