Reggaeland’s PR guru Bill Rogers gives us the exclusives from 2024’s Festival lineup

We chatted to PR guru Bill Rogers who heads up the PR side of Reggaeland

We are really excited about the lineup this year, tell us how you got involved with Reggaeland 2024?
We’re thrilled about Reggae Land 2024’s lineup! My journey with the festival is very closely tied to my role at JBM Music, where I oversee marketing for the festival. As a company deeply rooted in the music industry, we’ve been involved in countless events & festivals over the years and all share a love for Reggae. So when the opportunity arose to create a new reggae festival, it felt like a natural progression for us.

The lineup looks great this year, who are you most excited about seeing on the stage this year?

It’s a tough choice as every artist brings something different, but personally, I’m most excited about seeing Popcaan, Koffee, Burning Spear & Shabba Ranks this year.

They are all phenomenal artists but all bring something unique to the table with their performance’s set to showcase the evolution and impact of reggae and dancehall throughout the years.

Are there any surprises we can expect about the lineup or is this the confirmed locked in artist list?

The lineup we’ve unveiled is indeed locked in and confirmed. However, we always strive to keep a few surprises up our sleeves for our loyal audience. We have also introduced a brand new stage for 2024 that is entirely dedicated to dub, the dub stage is set to take everybody on a journey through dub all weekend long with Mad Professor, Mungo’s Hi Fi, King Shiloh, Prince Fatty & Horseman, and many more.

Is there anyone else you would still love to see perform at Reggaeland?

As for future aspirations, the world of reggae music is vast, and there are countless incredible artists out there. While we’ve curated an exceptional lineup for Reggae Land 2024, there’s always room to explore new talents and bring fresh voices to our stages. We aim to continually evolve and surprise our audience with diverse and cutting-edge performances in the years to come. Some name’s I’d personally like to see appear in future editions are Buju Banton, Chronixx, The Marley Brothers & the return of Protoje.

Finally what does Reggaeland mean to you?  

Reggae Land, to me, is more than just a music festival—it’s a cultural movement. It’s about creating an immersive experience where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate the power of reggae music and its impact on our global community. It’s a platform for artists to express their artistry, and for fans to connect with the roots and evolution of reggae. Reggae Land embodies unity, diversity, and the vibrancy of reggae culture, and it’s incredibly fulfilling to be a part of creating that experience for our attendees