Reggae legend Beres Hammond will be honoured at this year’s staging of Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay.
In a press release to the media, directory of Summerfest production Johnny Gourzong said, “Beres is an icon and a cornerstone of the Jamaican music industry.”
“We at Reggae Sumfest are very pleased to be presenting this great reggae artiste and felt that he deserves to be recognised for his enormous contribution to the growth and development of our music. A Reggae Sumfest without Beres never truly feels complete.”
Hammond’s manager Mervis Welsh said the singer is looking forward to deliver a good performance at Sumfest next month.
“Beres loves to perform at Sumfest because of the exceptional reception he gets. It’s been a while since he has graced the stage at Catherine Hall, and he has made it clear that he will be delivering one of the best sets locally, come July.”
Reggae Sumfest is set for July 17-23 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay, featuring top acts such as international stars R Kelly and Nicki Minaj, as well as Jamaican stars CeCile, Tifa, Kip Rich, Protoje, Jah Cure, Half Pint, and Konshens.