BritJam off next year as promoter heals

Saturday, November 25, 2017

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ANNUAL week-long party series, BritJam Music Festival will be taking a one-year hiatus for its 2018 staging.

The decision to postpone next year's festival, a staple on the Montego Bay calendar, was made by the event's principal and CEO of Good Good Production Evan “Zum” Powell. The record label executive is still recovering from injuries received from a shooting incident which his vehicle was shot up while he and friend were driving along the Salt Marsh Road in Trelawny in summer.

According to police reports, Powell lost control of the vehicle which crashed into trees. At least 21 bullets were fired into Powell's car. The passenger in Powell's vehicle was not hurt.

“BritJam is a very hands-on project for me and because of my recovery, I have not been able to be up and down as needed. I believe if something can't be done properly then it's better to pause until it can... Nothing in life is guaranteed because I really never intended to postpone next year's event but it is necessary to do it ,” said Powell.

“Once there is health and strength then BritJam will definitely be back in 2019,” he continued.

The project is however, set to return in 2019 even bigger and better.

“BritJam is always creative and is always doing something new, bringing new faces to Jamaica. Fans can expect 19 new things for 2019,” said Powell.

The seven-day spring break festival has over the years built its reputation as the trendsetting international party series, positively contributing to the tourism industry of Jamaica in Montego Bay for the past eight years.

The festival has brought several international personalities and acts to Jamaica's shores including Rob Kardashian, Black Chyna, Ginuwine, Bernice Burgos, and Young MA.

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