1. Reggae Sumfest (Montego Bay, Jamaica; July 15-22)
The organizers of MoBay’s Reggae Sumfest like to wait ’til the last possible minute before announcing their lineups, so we can’t yet say who’s performing this year. We can say that Sumfest is the largest annual music festival in Jamaica, and the biggest summertime stageshow in the Caribbean, so you can expect some names as big as last year’s headliner, Nicki Minaj. While recent years’ events have drawn criticism for putting too much emphasis on international acts, with this year’s event coinciding with Jamaica’s Diamond Jubilee the result is sure to be massive, and Jamaica-centric.