Reggae In The Park Rocks The Dockyard

Romain Virgo Singing RITP

The 11th edition of Reggae In The Park headlined by Jamaican artist, Romain Virgo was a night of celebration: “It is always a joy to be here in Antigua, I see this as an opportunity to uplift the people of Antigua and Barbuda, especially after this pandemic,” stated Virgo who was appearing in Antigua for the seventh time.

It is three years since the last Reggae In The Park and the fans came out in their numbers to dance and sing along under the stars in historic dockyard and Alison Sly-Adams, President of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) was delighted by the response: “It is fantastic to see so many reggae fans after a three-year hiatus, there is something special about this event that brings out the best in the performers”.

The Experience Lounge brought to the audience by the Ministry of Tourism, CIU and INET was sold out and offered its guests a great platform to watch the performers, “The atmosphere was incredible, everyone came out to celebrate including many racing crews as well as locals.”, stated Rana Lewis, Event Manager, ASW. Lewis added that the show’s success was due to many partners working together: “I must thank the Minister of Tourism, our sponsors, the event team at Nelson’s Dockyard, the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua Barbuda Defence Force, EMS, Transport Board, private security teams, the promoters, and our volunteers for their support and hard work behind the scenes to make this show the marquee onshore event.”

Local bands and artists – Ibis the Livest, Exorcist International Sound System, The Strays, Anu Collective, Kenne Blessin and Arlene Seaton set the mood with their blend of original and reggae covers, Seaton explained how important this show is to the artists: “it’s awesome to be back and it feels like coming home especially after the last two years. This line-up speaks for itself as it makes for a great show.”

Antigua Sailing Week 2022 races resume on Thursday, May 05 with the Locman Italy Women’s Race Day and ends on Friday, May 06 with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Race Day.

crowd shot RITP 2022

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