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Akon Added to Reggae Sumfest 2008

New York, NY, July 17, 2008 --( Senegalese singer songwriter Akon has been added to this year`s Reggae Sumfest.

The Grammy-nominated singer, who rose to fame in 2004 following the release of his single `Locked Up` from his debut album `Trouble` will make a second appearance on the Sumfest stage on Friday July 18, 2008.

He is set to share the stage with R&B singer, Keyshia Cole, known for hits like `Should A Let You Go,` `Heaven Sent` and `I Remember,` at International night along with reggae`s conscious voices, Richie Spice, Coco Tea, Queen Ifrica, Lutan Fyah and the almost soulful, Terry Linen.

Rap mogul Lil Wayne is now scheduled to hit the stage on the last night of the festival Saturday July 19, to collaborate with friend and colleague T-Pain.

Sumfest will heat up Jamaica on July 17th as dance hall stars Beenie Man, Spice, Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, Voice Mail, Macka Diamond, Vybz Kartel, Harry Toddler, Busy Signal, Munga Honourable, Ninja Man, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Assassin, Mavado, D’Angel, Konshens & Alley Cat turn the temperature up on the world`s greatest reggae festival.

The curtains of Reggae Sumfest will come down on Saturday, July 19, as the legendary John Holt, reggae crooner Beres Hammond and T-Pain, get ready to thrill fans alongside Tarrus Riley, Rootz Underground and Etana.

Tickets for Reggae Sumfest can be obtained at:

Fans will also be in for a treat this year as dancehall night will be streamed lived by Karib Links.

Reggae Sumfest is by far the most successful event on the entertainment calendar in Jamaica and recently earned 'Promoter of the Year' and 'Concert of the Year' at the 27th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards on May 4.

For travel packages and more information, log on to This year’s sponsors include Air Jamaica, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Digicel, Ocean Spray and Jamrock Magazine.

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