Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Red Stripe presents Reggae Sumfest: Early-bird specials already live

With a lineup that includes Grammy
Award winning artiste Sean Paul, hot upstart Alkaline, Reggae inspired recording star Tory Lanez, Dancehall Starboy Mavado and ladies' 
favourite Christopher Martin, Reggae Sumfest is shaping up to be a sold out event.  Reggae music lovers can now secure their space at the Festival by scooping early bird tickets.

"We have tickets on sale almost three months ahead of the Festival," explained Reggae Sumfest owner/producer Josef Bogdanovich of Downsound Entertainment.  "We were forced to offer early bird tickets due to high demand from the international markets interested in the event," he added.

Bogdanovich, who assumed ownership of the now 25 year old Festival last year, noted that historically, local patrons purchase tickets just days before the Montego Bay based Festival or at the gate.  "Globally, festival goers plan their trips from Europe, Japan, North America and other markets to take advantage of low cost air fares; so they like to have their tickets in hand and we are accommodating a global market for our local music," he explained.

The advance tickets are offered at a discount; the earlier the purchase, the deeper the discount, adding to the attraction of the weeklong festival. Early bird tickets are exclusively available on EventBrite.com.  The portal allows users to securely purchase nightly or season general or VIP tickets using a credit card.  "The platform is quick, easy and user friendly.  Local patrons can purchase online too," mentioned Bogdanovich.  Sales for Red Stripe presents Reggae Sumfest have already started and more specials will be offered as the Festival gets closer.  Travel packages paired with North Coast hotels are also available.  

Guests can now purchase early bird specials to suit their event needs. The specials being offered at present include the limited, Gold all-week, all event package which grants general admission to the five preliminary events and VIP to the main events on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22 for only US$187. The Silver package, US$150, grants general admission into all seven events and the self explanatory VIP Weekend package, for only US$90. Friday and Saturday nights also have an early bird, VIP special at $US45, each. More early bird specials can be seen and purchased on EventBrite.com, with more deals to be added as of Monday, May 1, 2017.

Red Stripe presents Reggae Sumfest 2017 kicks off on Sunday, July 16 under the theme: Our Music, Our Festival.  It begins with a Beach Party and moves into the Sumfest Sunset Yacht Party on Monday, July 17. The staple All-White Party at Pier One happens on Tuesday, July 18 followed by Sumfest Blitz on Wednesday, July 19. On Thursday, July 20 Pier One will play host to the exciting Sumfest Heavyweight Clash. The events then move on to Catherine Hall with Festival Night 1 happening on Friday, July 21 and Festival Night 2 closing the week of activities on  Saturday, July 22 .

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