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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, (April 11, 2017)— Internationally acclaimed reggae artist, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – the youngest son of the legendary Bob Marley – is set to headline the eighth edition of Antigua Sailing Week’s Reggae in the Park. The concert is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Antigua Sailing Week party calendar.
The award-winning Grammy artist will head up the main stage on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and is expected to take partygoers on a musical journey filled with the pulsating rhythms of reggae music.
Antigua Sailing Week Events Manager Omari Harrigan said: “The 50th edition is indeed a monumental year, the only thing that could augment this is securing a major international headline act for our famous Reggae in the Park on Tuesday, May 2! Spectators will certainly be satisfied with this awesome performer.”
Marley has been working on delivering his fourth solo studio album titled Stony Hill that is expected to feature singles like Nail Pon Cross, Roar Fi A Cause, Caution and Everybody Wants To Be Somebody.
This follow-up album comes eleven years after Marley’s record Welcome to Jamrock earned him a 2006 Grammy Award for the Best Reggae Album and for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
Opening acts for this year’s Reggae in the Park will also include Zambai, Daina Barnes, Promise, Drastic, Rico & Muzik 4 Play (RM4P), Eddie Mello and DJ Tanny.
“The Antigua Sailing Week organizing committee also want to thank the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and all our sponsors and contributors for their generous support to help make this 50th edition a truly memorable one,” Harrigan added.
Antigua Sailing Week’s Reggae in the Park will be hosted in historic Nelson’s Dockyard. The concert has exploded in popularity since its start in 2010 and has, over the years, drawn crowds of almost 4,000 strong. In the past, it has featured an array of celebrated reggae performers such as Third World, Maxi Priest and Shaggy.
Early bird tickets are available on the TicketTing app for EC$95 and will soon be on sale at outlets. Tickets purchased at the door are EC$135. Johnnie Walker is sponsoring the all-inclusive VIP experience.