The artiste has been the subject of recent criticism from the JCF after an investigation was ordered by the police commissioner into certain aspects of the artiste After-all music video.
“Alkaline was booked several months ago and there was no controversy with him at that time… He has been advertised all around the world. Thousands have booked and paid for airline tickets and have reservations, along with pre-online tickets for the show. To pull him from the line-up would be a breach of contract and have a very negative impact on the festival. As far as we know, Alkaline has done nothing illegal,” Josef Bogdanovich, chairman of Summerfest Promotions — organisers of Reggae Sumfest, told the Jamaica Observer.
“Reggae Sumfest is the international premier reggae/dancehall festival in the world with an impeccable reputation in the last 25 years and we are positioned to make this celebration and landmark experience for all our visitors and local patrons,” Joe adds.
The event which will be celebrating its 25th-year anniversary is scheduled to run from July 16 to 22. Sumfest kicks off on Sunday, July 16, with a beach party, and moves into the Sumfest Sunset Yacht Party on Monday, July 17, before the live shows on July 21 and 22.
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