It’s a new year and long away festival to begin 2020, it’s Rebel Salute slated for January 17-18 in Grizzly Plantation Priory, St.Ann
An annual two-day music festival held around January 15, the date of the birthday of its founder and promoter Tony Rebel. Rebel Salute focuses on reggae, roots, and conscious music. The festival dates back to 1994.
The festival promotes the ‘For the preservation of reggae’ slogan, and organizers do their best to keep a clean image. They prohibit selling and consumption of alcohol and meat, only fish products are allowed. There are also restrictions on profanity and certain types of lyrics.
Rebel Salute features many dancehall performers. The Rebel Salute lineup featured bands and musicians like The Wailers, Queen Ifrica, JC Lodge, Yellowman, Koffee, Rodney Price aka Bounty Killer, Dawn Penn, Glacia Robinson, King Sounds, Barrington Levy, Freddie McGregor, Capleton, Agent Sasco, Anthony Malvo, Bobi Wine, Brian Anu Gold, Bushman, Cat Coore, Chalice, Chezidek, Ken Boothe, and more.