First EDM festival in Jamaica’s history?

Jamaica, the beautiful island country known for its sandy beaches and gorgeous evening skylines, is trying to add to its list of attractions by inaugurating its first ever EDM festival. Music has always been etched in Jamaicas deep rooted culture, and this first major festival will extend the same a step further.

To be named ‘Paradise Lost‘, the festival’s organising head Jason Newman told Jamaican outlet ‘The Gleaner’ –

“Some Jamaicans don’t know that the genre started here, and some of the foreign markets don’t know either. This is going to educate them to learn about Jamaica and appreciate our music all over again.”

Not only Newman words, but also Diplos, one of the current day’s most renowned artists, testifies Jamaicas embracing culture. For a country that birthed the genres of dub and reggae that are undeniably cornerstones of modern dance music, receiving huge support and an enormous followers base wouldn’t pose a challenge. Not only this, but Paradise Lost is also going to help the countrys general well being. Opening slots for close to 2500 jobs, bringing in nearly 15,000 spring breakers from March 10th to 12th, and pouring around $5 billion dollars of revenue into Jamaica’s economy, the festival is set to be an all round success.


H/T: The Gleaner