Dancehall Night; Thursday, July 22
With a fiery line-up including Beenie Man,
Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, Vybz Kartel, Wayne Marshall, Stitchie,
Assassin and Baby Cham, Dancehall Night was of its per usual best. Voicemail
and Delly Ranks held patrons bopping along to their dance infused single Weddy
Time while I-Wayne, Red Rat and Ce'Cile impressed the demanding crowd
with their individual sets.
Although Macka Diamond gave Sumfest what might have been the most original outfit for the year, Lady Saw's raunchy persona left everyone in awe. Creatively entering the stage on a huge canopy bed draped with red material, she reigned as the queen of dancehall, and reminded the crowd just why she is in fact the queen.
International Night I; Friday, July 23
Fusing the Rap lyricism of Ludacris and Kanye West with the roots factor of Richie Spice, Chuck Fender and Natty King and the harmony and co-ordination from T.O.K, no one could outshine Sizzla once he stepped into his element.
From the first line of Praise Ye Jah off stage walking on, to the closing song Thank You Mama, he had the crowd dancing in the palm of his hands.
International Night II; Saturday, July 24
When the lovers'-dream-team made their way center stage, no other night was comparable to the ear-deafening screams that tore from female patrons. From Lionel Richie belting out hits including Hello, Running With The Night, All Night Long, Penny Lover, Lovers Game and Easy Like Sunday Morning and crowd-pleaser Beres Hammond delivering Tempted To Touch and Double Trouble along with Tanto Metro & Devonte and Wayne Wonder giving superb performances…the night was literally one you truly had to experience to fully grasp…