The city of Montego Bay came alive on Saturday, July 19, as multi-platinum Grammy Award winning dancehall artiste Sean Paul ignited the stage during his return to Reggae Sumfest. Sean Paul delivered a series of hits in his star-studded set with the Badda Gyalz dancers and the world class, Badda Banz. The artiste’s return to the stage after ten years was also accompanied by a flurry of social media activities including an Instagram competition offering females fans a chance to live Full Frequency at Reggae Sumfest.
The competition awarded four winners who were allowed to have a guest join in the celebrations of the ‘Greatest Reggae Show on Earth’. Rachael Campbell who was named the ultimate winner of the competition became the centre of attention especially for sponsors Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Rachael was in awe of her experience as she explained her appreciation.
“I took my mom and we both had a blast. Tessanne Chin and Sean Paul had me the most and to top off the night, I got an ultimate selfie with Sean Paul #gladbagbuss”, revealed Campbell.
As the Come On To Me singer took the stage, the venue was blanketed with a cloud of energy as the detailed choreographed moves by Tanisha Scott complemented the flowing lyrics from the Sean Paul. Just as patrons thought the Temperature onstage was at its maximum; they were blown away with a series of pyrotechnic effects which sparkled at the front of the stage.
Sean Paul definitely came to Turn It Up at the 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest and the attention to detail and energy which he brought to the stage not only commemorated his Sumfest return but earned him massive appreciation from the thousands packed into Catherine Hall.
The globe –trotting star continues to thrill crowds worldwide as he performs in Canada at on August 2, then to the Heifere at Zofingen in Switzerland on August 8 before he heads back to Canada to join Etana, Demarco and I-Octane for the Montreal International Reggae Festival on August 16.