Partners of Reggae Jam International have issued a statement indicating the postponement of the festival’s inaugural staging in Jamaica citing inclement weather.

The statement reads in part, “With unfavourable weather conditions over the past two weeks and the forecast for the remaining week questionable, the safety challenges posed by the weather have made it impractical to proceed with the event within the limited time frame available…after thorough evaluation, the team explored the possibility of relocating the event to the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier…while initially considered a potential alternative, further assessment revealed that the pier might fall short of the required criteria for the event.”

The statement further stated that the organizers remain committed to delivering a memorable and meaningful experience for attendees and revealed that the festival will be rescheduled to December 27 and 28, 2024.

The statement ended with an apology for any inconvenience caused and assured ticket holders that their purchases remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

Tanya Stephens, Beenie Man, Etana, Gramps Morgan, Queen Ifrika, Busy Signal, and two-time Grammy winner Winston Rodney more popularly known as Burning Spear who has not performed in Jamaica in over eighteen years were set to perform at the event.

Reggae Jam International dubbed Europe’s most authentic Reggae event is a staple summer festival which has been held in Germany for the last thirty years.