NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barbados Tourism Authority is thrilled to announce the schedule of events for the upcoming 2013 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival held on-island April 21-28, 2013. The week long festival throughout Barbados will boast the biggest cast of performers in the nine year history of the festival including International reggae artists Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Taurus Riley, Admirel Tibet, Yellow Man, Pinchers, Aidonia, Coco Tea and Busy Signal.
The Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival 2013 schedule of events is as follows:
- Sunday, April 21, 3:00pm: Reggae Beach Party at Brandon's Beach, Spring Garden, featuring Grammy award winner, Bounty Killer along with Aidonia, Elephant Man, Tifa and Mad dog.
- Friday, April 26, from 9:00 p.m.: Vintage Reggae Show & Dance at 3Ws Theater, Kensington Oval featuring reggae legends Yellow Man, John Holt, Pinchers, Coca Tea and FAB 5.
- Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 p.m.: Reggae Party Cruise Celebrating Tarrus Riley's Birthday at The Jolly Roger docked at Cailisle House featuring Deejays Jon Doe & Assassin, Dooley Unruley, Peter Coppin & Monsta Piece Federation.
- Sunday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m.: Reggae on the Hill at Farley Hill National Park featuring Grammy award winner, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Admirel Tibet and more.
Getting to Barbados:
American Airlines continues nonstop service to Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados with routes from New York and Miami. www.aa.com.
JetBlue Airways continues to offer daily nonstop flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados. Those traveling from Boston can also easily connect through New York to arrive in sunny Barbados www.jetblue.com.
US Airways continues to offer nonstop service once a week each Saturday out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados.
For information on purchasing tickets for the 2012 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival, please visit www.thebarbadosreggaefestival.com. For information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org.
The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes. Rated as one of the world's sexiest beaches in 2008 by Concierge.com; Barbados' Crane Beach in St. Philip stands as a premier destination for travelers. Barbados is also the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island with numerous internationally renowned chefs who masterfully put signature spins on local delicacies and traditions. Barbados is an ideal stage for world-class events and in collaboration with American Express Publishing Corporation, Barbados has hosted its first annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival in November 2010. The country has also hosted numerous athletic championships, including the 2006 PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals in 2007, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry of Wales in 2010, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals for 2010. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas, to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport offers even more non-stop and direct service from a growing number of U.S. cities via Jet Blue and American Airlines, making Barbados the true gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. Barbados was voted eighth in the World by Trip Advisor's '2008 Travelers Choice Destination Awards' in its Top 100 Destinations category. For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VisitBarbados, via Twitter @Barbados or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at 1.800.221.9831.
SOURCE Barbados Tourism Authority