Sumfest, a success

Sumfest, a success

Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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RUSSELL praised most of the top acts on the July 21-27 show for quality performances, pointing out that the arrest of three persons for smoking on Dancehall Night was "one little damper on the spirits". He added: "It kinda killed the vibe a little."

According to Russell, many patrons complained that the event was held outdoors which allowed them to 'light up' without being penalised under the Government's no-smoking-ban which has been in effect since July 15.

Russell says it is too early to comment on how well the show did financially.

"We still don't know as we haven't completed the ticket tabulations and accounts. I believe that we will be showing a profit."

Production-wise, Russell was also pleased.

"We improve a little each year, this year the light and sounds were phenomenal," he said. "Dancehall Night saw few band changes as one band backed most of the artistes. All in all it, was tremendous."

Reggae Sumfest's 21st edition saw top-notch performances from American R&B singer Miguel, American hip hop artiste Flo' Rida, as well as singers Jah Cure, Chronixx, Beres Hammond and Grammy-winning singjay Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley.


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