The Sting promoters on Tuesday announce this year staging lineup, but fans are obviously unhappy as there will be no clash.
Supreme Promotions, organisers of Sting, took the opportunity to tell a full house of artistes, the media, sponsors and well-wishers of their latest initiative who gathered at the Jamaica Pegasus on Tuesday, about The Supreme Foundation.
Supreme Promotion rep DiMario McDowell, explained that over the years the company has been undertaking a number of charitable acts without much fanfare, however, they are now formalising their arrangements with these beneficiaries through the establishment of the foundation.
This is a good move by the 27 years old event dubbed the greatest one night reggae show.
Sting also introduce Telecom giant LIME as this years main sponsor.
DiMario McDowell described LIME’s partnership as “a breath of fresh air”, noting that since Guinness pulled out two years ago, Sting has not had a major sponsor.
“It happened because we have similar values in terms of our numbers, our customer base,” McDowell added.
Who will be on Sting this year?
Meanwhile as to the line-up for the December 26 event, the organisers were a bit hesitant to disclose the full lineup. But you can tell the female artists will be out in their numbers this year. The 13 ‘Bag Girls’ include the ‘Bad Gyal’ Ce’Cile, Lisa Hyper, D’Angel, Ikaya, Face, Pamputae and Tifa. Twin of Twins, Food Kartel, Tanto Blacks and Apache and Sarge have been charged with providing a combination of laughter and insight as the ‘Sting Commentators’. Sunshine, Bambino and Liquid are designated ‘Sting Disc Jocks’, with Nesbeth, Zamunda, Cush Hunta, Sean Storm, Popcaan and Charlie Blacks are among those in the ‘Spotlight’ segment.
Among the headline performers are Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, I-Octane, Khago and Etana among others.
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Watch below a Sting classic Bounty Killer vs Beenie Man 1993