Missy Elliott Joins 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo On 2006 Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest Bill

Missy Elliott has

joined the all-star lineup of one of Jamaica's biggest summer reggae festivals,

the 2006 Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest.According

to organizers, Elliott joins fellow hip-hop stars 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo

and songstress Rihanna on the bill, which also features dozens of worldwide reggae

stars. Elliott

and Rihanna will perform at "The Summit," on July 22, the last day of

the 7-day festival.“We

are continuing what has become a trademark of this great event, that is, to present

international stars along with their Jamaican counter parts,” commented executive

producer Johnny Gourzong, of Summerfest Productions. “Missy is a great artist,

a positive role model for young women, and we know she will help to bring out

the crowds. It’s going to be a great night.”The

Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest kicks off on Sunday July 16 with the free "Vibe

Island Beach Party" and the "Reggae on the Runway" fashion show.


event will climax on July 22 with performances by Elliott, Rihanna, Damian “Jr.

Gong” Marley, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Gentleman, Tarrus Riley, Alaine

and Cherine Anderson.The

2006 line-up is listed below:Sunday July 16th – Vibes Island –

Tropical Beach - featuring Kurt Riley, Coppershot, DJ Liquid, Pure Playazz and

Pieces.Monday July 17th – Mad Monday Mobay – Old Hospital Ground

– featuring Firelinks of Hot Monday, Swatch from Passa Passa, Pieces and

Pure Playazz. Wednesday

July 19th – Top Ranking – Pier 1 - with John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, Yellowman,

Admiral Bailey, General Trees, Pinchers, Frankie Paul, Charlie Chaplin, Josey

Wales, Peter Metro, Courtney Melody, Flourgon and Pam Hall with Lloyd Parkes &

The We The People Band.Thursday

July 20th – Stormfront – The Explosive Dancehall Night – Main Venue

- featuring: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Elephant Man, Cham, Chuck Fenda,

Macka Diamond, Wayne Marshall, Busy Signal, Leftside & Esco, Voice Mail, Spice,

Gyptian, Fantan Mojah, Natural Black, Little Hero, Black-er, Conrad, Crystal &

Suga Roy, Danielle, Aidonia, Hit List, X Factor, Merrtial Family and Fire Lion

with Backing Band: Hard Drive Friday

July 21st – Ignition – Main Venue - With 50 Cent & G-Unit, featuring

Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo, Sizzla, Lady SawMase, Mr. Vegas, Richie Spice, Noddy

Virtue, Andy Vernon, Aisha and Jovi Rockwell Saturday

July 22nd – The Summit – Main Venue - featuring Missy Elliott, Damian

“Jr. Gong” Marley, Beres Hammond, Rihanna, Buju Banton, Gentleman, Tarrus

Riley, Alaine and Cherine Anderson