Love Bermuda: Buju arrives for Unity Festival

  • Big hand: Buju Banton arrives in Bermuda yesterday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • Buju Banton arrives in Bermuda (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • Buju Banton arrives in Bermuda (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
  • Wayne Wonder

Reggae superstar Buju Banton touched down in Bermuda yesterday.

The headline act for this weekend’s Unity Festival arrived by private jet at the airport at about 4.15pm.

Banton waved to fans as he stepped off the plane accompanied by a small entourage and walked across the tarmac at LF Wade International Airport.

He said “love Bermuda”, before he got into a waiting car.

Banton’s arrival came after another top reggae star cancelled his appearance at the last minute for today’s Unity Festival.

Organisers said Wayne Wonder was no longer on the bill “due to circumstances beyond their control”.

They added that his inability to perform was caused by “an external conflict that has nothing to do with the Unity Festival organisers”.

A spokesman apologised but said all the other acts were on schedule to give “an amazing show full of additional surprises”.

The artist confirmed his withdrawal in an Instagram post addressed to “all my Bermuda fans” and said the cancellation was beyond his control.

Wonder, whose biggest hits include No Letting Go and Saddest Day, was due to appear alongside the headline act at the event, which is expected to attract thousands of music fans.

The concert is scheduled to start at the National Sports Centre at 9pm, with gates opening at 7pm.