Sunsplash live and post-live online over the weekend, according to organisers.
However, the festival, which was scheduled to start its YouTube live-stream at 6 p.m. on Friday, didn’t actually start till 7 p.m. Virtual patrons had flocked to the event’s Instagram page to enquire about the hold-up, and a broadcast was issued an hour before its new start time.
Night 1 saw performances by four artistes – Tanya Stephens, Ras-I, Richie Spice and Capleton – and featured a video tribute to ‘crown prince of reggae’, Dennis Brown, who graced the iconic Sunsplash stage a number of times.
On Night 2, Jesse Royal, Romain Virgo, Agent Sasco, Masicka and Dexta Daps ended the festival on a high.
Reggae Sunsplash, the blueprint for reggae festivals worldwide, was first held by promoters Synergy at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay, St James, June 23-30, 1978. The last staging was August , 2006, at Richmond Estate in Priory, St Ann.