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Robert Russell

Reggae Sumfest expands shuttle service

Reggae Sumfest is granting access to 'The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth' with an expanded shuttle service on July 22 and 23. In addition to the services offered by return sponsor and official shuttle service provider Knutsford Express, organisers of the festival have finalised an agreement with the Jamaican Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to offer shuttle services from Kingston, Spanish Town, and Portmore to the Catherine Hall venue in Montego Bay.

"Knutsford Express is a sponsor, and we are very happy and satisfied that they have again come on board. We are also delighted that JUTC is offering more transportation solutions to this year's festival. The addition of the services of JUTC is particularly important for patrons who previously had difficulty going to and from the show," said Robert Russell, deputy chairman and co-producer of Reggae Sumfest.

JUTC buses will depart from Portmore Mall in Portmore, the Ward Theatre downtown, Kingston and the JUTC lay-by in Spanish Town at 5 p.m. each night. Patrons leaving from Papine will have two additional pick-up points: on the University of West Indies and University of Technology campuses.

The roundtrip shuttle service being offered by the JUTC is only available pre-sold at a cost of $2,300 per night.

ACCESS POINTS

Patrons can access the shuttle service passes along with tickets to the festival at York Pharmacy in Kingston, Travelmania in Portmore, and Chin Yee's Travel Service in Liguanea, which will specifically facilitate tertiary students.

Tertiary students will also be offered a 10 per cent discount on Reggae Sumfest tickets on presentation of a valid school ID. The discounted prices are Dancehall night Friday, July 22, $2,800 pre-sold; regular $3,200; and VIP $5,400. Discounted prices for Saturday, Reggae Night are pre-sold $4,200, regular $2,500, and VIP $6,700.

Festival tickets are also on sale at outlets for pre-sold $3,200, regular $3,500, and VIP $6,000 on Friday; and on Saturday, general ticket prices will be pre-sold $4,700, $5,000 for regular, and VIP tickets are $7,500.

The transformed Reggae Sumfest kicks off in Montego Bay with a Beach Party at the Aqua Sol Theme Park on Sunday, July 17, hosted by Miss Kitty and Yanique 'The Curvy Diva' Barrett. The All-White Party hits Pier 1 on Tuesday, July 19; and the Sound Explosion - where anything can happen - with Tony Matterhorn and Firelinks along with the island's top sound systems, takes place on Thursday, July 21, also at Pier 1. Dancehall Night, revs up on the Friday at Catherine Hall with the big Reggae Night to close the curtains on Saturday, July 23. 

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