Buju Banton headlines the Barbados Reggae Festival 2019
by Karen Rollins Apr 15, 2019
Buju Banton’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ tour will reach Barbados in April as the centrepiece for the island’s annual reggae festival.
The Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist will perform at Kensington Oval on 27 April along with Jamaica’s Wayne Wonder, Spragga Benz and Barbadian star Buggy Nhakente.
Banton’s eagerly-anticipated show replaces the regular Reggae on the Hill event which was scheduled for 28 April at Farley Hill National Park. The two other signature events of the festival – the Reggae Beach Party and the Vintage Reggae Show and Dance will take place as usual.
The beach party will be held at Pirate’s Cove on 28 April. It will feature Sizzla Kalonji and Busy Signal along with top local artistes and DJs.
On Monday 29 April there will be a reggae party cruise for $60 (BBD) on the MV Dream Chaser with DJ’s Surf Rat, King Ghetto Sound, Jerry Dan, Monsta Piece and Dooly Unruly.
The vintage show on Tuesday 30 April will include performances from Barrington Levy, Mikey Spice, Admiral Tibet, George Nooks, Judy Boucher, and DJ Lil Rick and Splash Band.
General tickets for the Buju Banton concert range in price from $125-$175 (BBD). VIP tickets, inclusive of food and drinks, are $400 (BBD). General admission for the beach party is $80 (BBD) and $80-$90 (BBD) for the vintage reggae show.
Tickets are available from various official box offices across the island as well as online at TicketLinkz.com. Tickets cost more at the door.
Barbados’ reggae festival was first held in 2005. This year’s event is expected to attract thousands of people from across the Caribbean, especially fans of Banton, who have been anxious to see him perform again on the big stage.
Posted by Barbados Reggae Festival on Friday, February 22, 2019
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