reggae star Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – the youngest son of Bob Marley – is set to headline the eighth edition of Antigua Sailing Week’s Reggae in the Park next month.
The concert is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Antigua Sailing Week party calendar.
The award-winning Grammy artist will head up the main stage on May 2. Antigua Sailing Week events manager Omari Harrigan said: “The 50th edition is indeed a monumental year, the only thing that could augment this is securing a major international headline act for our famous Reggae in the Park. Spectators will certainly be satisfied with this awesome performer.”
Marley has been working on delivering his fourth solo studio album titled Stony Hill that is expected to feature singles like Nail Pon Cross, Roar Fi A Cause, Caution and Everybody Wants To Be Somebody.
This follow-up album comes 11 years after Marley’s smash record Welcome to Jamrock earned him a Grammy Award for the Best Reggae Album and for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
Opening acts for this year’s Reggae in the Park will also include Zambai, Daina Barnes, Promise, Drastic, Rico & Muzik 4 Play, Eddie Mello and DJ Tanny.
Antigua Sailing Week’s Reggae in the Park will be hosted in historic Nelson’s Dockyard. The concert has exploded in popularity since its start in 2010 and has, over the years, drawn crowds of almost 4,000 strong. In the past, it has featured an array of celebrated reggae performers such as Third World, Maxi Priest and Shaggy.