Reggae star Barrington Levy, pictured, has been replaced by singer Wayne Wonder. *Creative Commons photo by Korall
Reggae star Barrington Levy, pictured, has been replaced by singer Wayne Wonder. *Creative Commons photo by Korall

MONDAY, JULY 30, 8:20PM: Reggae icon Barrington Levy will not be performing for BeachFest on Wednesday.

The Chewstick Foundation issued a press statement this evening with the announcement.

He will be replaced by reggae singer Wayne Wonder.

The statement said: “Due to circumstance beyond our control, international reggae star Barrington Levy will not be featured in the lineup of performers for the 7th annual BeachFest Emancipation Celebration, taking place on Horseshoe Bay.

 “Attendees will instead sway to the music of reggae fusion artist, Wayne Wonder, who will treat attendees to favourites like ‘No Letting Go’ and ‘Bounce Along’.

“He has prepared an epic performance that some believe could be better than what Mr Levy had in store.”

The statement continued: “This change to one-third of the amazing festival lineup has changed the momentum, but not the focus of this eclectic community event.

“Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 2nd Horseshoe Bay will be the venue for the best, safest and most diverse lineup we’ve ever had on the sand.”

The event will start at 7pm and tickets start at $60.