Since 1984, Sting has been one of Jamaica’s premiere music festivals. The one night event is famous for bringing together some of the biggest names in Reggae and Hip-Hop including: Shabba Ranks, Ninja Man, Super Cat, Mad Cobra, Beenie Man, Notorious BIG, DMX, and Foxy Brown, as well as iconic reggae acts Buju Banton, Freddie McGregor, Patra, and Maxi Priest.
Set for December 26th, 2015 at Jamworld, Portmore, Supreme Promotions, the event’s organizer, is planning on a brand-new structure for the event. To accommodate the best of what the over 50 acts have to offer, promoters are doing away with lengthy full sets and replacing them with condensed performances, laced with only hit records from each performer. Similar to the setup of the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
“We have to create a way to facilitate a large magnitude of artists – constricted to the same time period, from dusk to dawn – where everybody gets to see who they want and hear what they want, the big tunes,” says Sting founder and CEO Isaiah Laing.
Promoters say that the new structure will pave the way for a mega midnight attraction with two of dancehall’s most sought-after hit-makers, who have already been secured for the event. The identity of these artists will be revealed in a press conference in the coming weeks. Since 1984, the event has gone from 4,000 patrons to 40,000.
Follow Sting online for all the up-to-the-minute news on Sting 2015. Links are below and on the site, there’s even an option to purchase the Live-stream for $41.95… Something to consider.
Article By: Andrew Aroche
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