Partners Postpone Reggae Jam International due to bad Weather Conditions

Falmouth, Jamaica – The Reggae Jam International Festival has announced the postponement of its upcoming reggae show, initially scheduled for June 21-23, 2024, at the Reggae Park 420, Trelawny, due to adverse weather conditions. The decision comes after two weeks of poor weather and a concerning forecast for the coming days, which have created safety issues that make it impractical to hold the event as planned within the available time frame.

The festival team thoroughly evaluated relocating the event to the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier as an alternative. However, after careful consideration, they found that the Pier did not meet the essential criteria for hosting the event. The organizers emphasized that the festival’s core values—providing an authentic cultural reggae experience—cannot be fully realized at the Pier, which is crucial for maintaining the festival’s spirit of unity and cultural preservation.

The decision to postpone was made to honor the festival’s mission of bridging generational gaps and promoting community involvement through reggae music. The event will now be rescheduled to December 27-28, 2024, ensuring a memorable and meaningful experience for attendees. The festival remains centered around its headline act, Burning Spear, reflecting a commitment to celebrating cultural heritage and providing economic opportunities for the community. The organizers apologize for any inconvenience caused and assure ticket holders that their tickets will remain valid for the new dates, with refund options available. They express deep gratitude for the continued support and understanding from the community and stakeholders, promising an exceptional event that honors Jamaica’s rich cultural legacy.

The postponement follows the cancellation of the Dutch Chill Ville Festival which was planned for June 29 and 30, 2024. The Chill Ville Organization is also looking into the postponement of the event.