Thousands of patrons left the Catherine Hall Sport Complex in Montego Bay livid on Saturday morning.
Law enforcement officers pulled the plug on Reggae Sumfest Night One, formerly known as Dancehall Night at around 8:27 am. The move axed the highly anticipated closing acts, Chronic Law and Squash 6ix Boss.
According to one superintendent at the event, the show was given additional hours beyond the intended 6:00 am lock off. However the use of profane language by entertainers was of the reasons for them ending the show.
Reggae Sumfest Night One saw impressive performances from Spice, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Govana (who called out his mentor Aidonia), Agent Sasco, Koffee and many more.
Saturday night’s edition will see headliners Buju Banton and Beres Hammond leading the charge. Other acts include Etana, Protoje, Jah 9, Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo.
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A superintendent has confirmed to @thejamaicastar that in addition to Reggae Sumfest Festival Night 1 going well beyond the 6 am cut off time, the use of expletives by artistes also influenced the decision to end the show at 8:27 am. 6ixx artistes #ChronicLaw and #Squash did not get to perform their sets. // 🎥 @kenyon5390