The Festival will climax with sizzling performances on Main Stage, featuring first rate international performers as well as aspiring and talented new acts. Below are some of the performers scheduled. More will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
|Morgan Heritage - Nearly two decades and ten albums later, the mission has come full circle for Morgan Heritage. Globally known as the “Royal Family of Reggae,” and now today being dubbed as the “Rolling Stones of Reggae” (in large part due to the act’s electric stage shows), Morgan Heritage has established themselves as the premiere live group on the reggae circuit. From an extraordinarily talented teen quintet to one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces, Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Roy “Gramps” Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan (percussion/vocals) are back with Here Come The Kings —the collective’s first musical arrangement in five years. The band’s latest studio album on VP Records will “stimulate the minds of the people and let them know what we’ve created, it’s real,” proclaims Peetah Morgan, the group’s lead vocalist. Prepare for the revolution.|
|Etana — The name Etana, means ‘the strong one’ in Swahili; her strength has been manifested by pursuing a musical career strictly on her own terms. Etana’s elegantly modest Rasta-chic sartorial style is as distinctive as her sound: an audacious fusion of folk, soul, jazz and reggae supporting a powerful vocal range suggestive of the ancestral spirit of South Africa’s Miriam Makeba, the regality of reggae queen Marcia Griffiths and the soulful verve of Etta James. “I looked at how women were being represented in (Jamaican) music and how little girls think that is the way it is supposed to be, and I wanted to be a positive influence and change some of the things they are taught,” Etana reflected.|
|Fab 5 Band – Fab 5, formed in 1970, is Jamaica's pre eminent popular band, whether measured by record sales at home, hits on the charts, frequency of engagements or major awards won over the years. Fab 5 have enjoyed an endless succession of hits in Jamaica and overseas. The band has recorded a number of chart-topping hits which have become party staples as well as twenty two albums. Fab 5 on stage is a party of itself where the audience joins the band in a sing along as they dance, scream and shout. The band performs from a wide repertoire of classic Jamaican hits, R&B covers, gospel and soca grooves.|
Johnny Osbourne is probably best known for his mid-1980s dancehall reggae hits "Buddy Bye" (based on King Jammy's Sleng Teng riddim), "Ice Cream Love" and "Water Pumping". Johnny Osbourne has not made a Florida appearance in years and will unleash his string of hits at the Festival, including “Check For You”, “Rewind”, “Yo Yo” and “Lend Me A Chopper”, which have remained popular among reggae music fans.