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DAMIAN MARLEY TO HEADLINE ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK’S REGGAE IN THE PARK
Thursday 20th April 2017

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 2nd, 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. 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 will come 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 concert 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 for EC$95/US$38 until April 28th via the TickeTing App, at Townhouse Megastore, Super Power, 306 in Heritage Quay, Harper's Office Depot branches, Shabby Chic in Jolly Harbour and the Antigua Sailing Week office at 102 Harbour Walk, Dockyard Drive.

General Admission tickets purchased at the door will be EC$135/US$50, and the All-inclusive VIP tickets cost - EC$350/US$130 (Johnnie Walker is sponsoring the all-inclusive VIP experience).

For a full entertainment lineup check out the shoreside party schedule. Follow Antigua Sailing Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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