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Barbados Reggae Festival Returns After Four-Year Hiatus


Barbados Reggae Festival Returns After Four-Year Hiatus

After a long four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barbados Reggae Festival is back and better than ever! This year, the festival is set to run for one weekend and will feature three main events, namely the Q100.7FM Vintage Reggae Show and Dance, the Digicel Reggae on the Hill, and the Reggae Beach Party – Bad Like ’90s Dancehall.


The festival will showcase a star-studded lineup of international and regional acts, including Grammy Award-winning Third World, Maxi Priest, Flourgon, Fab 5, Anthony B, Spragga Benz, Alkaline, Christopher Martin, Turbulence, Jahshii, Mad Cobra, Louie Culture, Byron Messia, and Sossa. Moreover, some of Barbados’ best musicians, including Wendy Alleyne, Mike Grosvenor, The Rite Side of Red, LRG, David Kirton, Peach Bless, and Chief Diin, will also grace the festival with their performances. The festival will also feature some of the top DJs and hosts, such as Lil Rick, Daddy Fabian, Scott Le Roc, Indian and Chris Gayle, Bard International, Rigo Suave, DJ Ras, Jagwa, Full Clip, Surf Rat and Menace, Admiral Nelson, Peter Coppin, Jamar the Star, Infamous, and Jordan English.


Allison Hunte, Director of FAS7STAR, Producers of the Barbados Reggae Festival, expressed her excitement about the festival's return and said, “After four years, we are very excited to be back with the Reggae Festival. We can’t wait to welcome our regional and local acts back to our event, but most importantly, to put on three great entertainment packages for our faithful patrons who have expressed their excitement about the festival's return."


The organisers of the festival have advised that those who held tickets for the Barbados Reggae Festival in 2020 are invited to return them to receive credit towards the purchase of tickets for the upcoming 2023 events. A special Ticketlinkz pop-up box-office will be set up at Kensington Oval - Room 504, between April 20 and 22 and April 24 and 25, from 10 am to 5 pm, to facilitate this process and ensure it is as seamless as possible for patrons. It is important to note that only 2023 tickets will be accepted at the door for all Barbados Reggae Festival events this year.


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