Reggae Sumfest organizers are moving to improve the Catherine Hall entertainment complex to alleviate multiple problems the show faced last year.

Last year, Sumfest patrons complained bitterly about the muddy condition after extensive rain in the resort city.

According to Summerfest Productions venue manager Sydney Reid, sufficient drainage and new road surface will be put in place.

“We will be cutting a lot more drainage areas right throughout the venue this year so that there cannot be any settling of water. We will also be building roadways using special material for the roadways and pathways heading into and around the venue. It will be similar to an asphalt roadway.”

Reid added,

“We have extended the area from 30 feet to 60 feet so it’s a lot wider and patrons can walk freely to vendors. That area will be completely paved as well so there will be no mud if it rains. When patrons come to the venue this year it will be like using a roadway inside the venue, all the bathroom areas, VIP and backstage area will be totally resurfaced.”

Nicki Minaj is added to this year’s roster along with a slew of locate artists including Bounty Killer, Mavado, Beenie Man, Jah Cure, Tanya Stephens and I-Octane.

Reggae Sumfest, dubbed the greatest reggae show on Earth is schedule to run from July 17 – 23.