The absence of dancehall heavyweights such as Sizzla, Capleton, Mavado and Konshens on the 2013 lineup of Reggae Sumfest has sparked much chatter among partygoers.
However, Johnny Gourzong, Summerfest Productions executive director says attempts to secure Sizzla and Konshens fell through the cracks as both entertainers have engagements in Europe.
While Elephant Man and Khago are also noticeably absent from the Dancehall Night lineup; I-Octane is expect to close. Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Lady Saw, Kip Rich, Aidonia, Spice, Macka Diamond, PopCaan, RDX, Assassin, Tommy Lee Sparta and Bugle are also slated to perform on Thursday, July 25.
International Night 1 Friday, July 26, will feature the likes of Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Tarrus Riley, Iba Mahr, Chalice, Nature, Droop Lion and Flo Rida.
On closing night, Saturday, July 27, Reggae Sumfest will feature international R&B singer Miguel, Romain Virgo, Chronixx and No-Maddz.
Reggae Sumfest is the largest concert festival in Jamaica, taking place each year in July in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.