Following a successful staging of the 2017 Reggae Sumfest, Vybz Kartel fans are pleading for the deejay to be released so he can be on next year’s lineup.
Some fans on Twitter think that Vybz Kartel could have done a better job than Alkaline and Mavado who both received high marks for their sets on Dancehall Night on Friday. Both Alka and Vado delivered well-received sets at Sumfest this year with some fans calling Mavado performance the best on that night.
“Worl’Boss would have done a better job and Sumfest would have made a whole lot more money if he was on the lineup,” one fan said on Twitter, while another added, “Hope them free Kartel in time for next year lineup. Am in Canada and I would book my ticket same time to see the Gaza boss perform.”
The last time Vybz Kartel graced the Reggae Sumfest stage was in 2011, a few months before his arrest in Kingston. Although he has been incarcerated since then, he has remained a relevant dancehall artist thanks to a regular supply of new music coming from his camp.