Summerfest Productions, the organisers of Reggae Sumfest, has named R&B star Chris Brown as one of the foreign acts on the line-up for this year's festival.
In a press release, the organisers also welcomed Red Stripe who returns as main sponsor of Reggae Sumfest, after a hiatus.
The brand now joins a growing list of sponsors which includes Digicel, Iberostar, JTB, and Wisynco, for the 18th staging of the country's premier reggae festival.
Also scheduled to perform are Reggae heavyweights Shaggy, Beenie Man, Tarrus Riley and Queen Ifrica. Sumfest, which prides itself as "the greatest Reggae show on earth", kicks off with a beach party on July 18 and continues at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, on July 22-24.
International R&B and pop star Chris Brown, emerged on the scene in 2005 and quickly rose to stardom with his self-titled debut album. With the release of Graffiti, his third album, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter enters his prime as a widely accomplished multi-platinum artiste. Chris is set to thrill the audiences and make history with his first Reggae Sumfest performance.
The release also stated that some of Jamaica's top artistes have been confirmed for the event, among them Jah Cure, Elephant Man,I-Octane, Konshens, Stacious, Chino, Tessanne Chin, Gramps Morgan and Tifa.