Come next year the entire Jamaica will get a of what carnival is all about.
Reports are that, carnival promoters Marvin Lawrence, Julius Morgan, and Larry Johnson plans to roll out 10 events spread across the length and breadth of Jamaica for what they dubbed as the All-Island Carnival.
The new carnival series is schedule to begin on January 29 with a grand opening in Kingston.
According to Julius organ of Tri-Star Media, the All-island carnival will bring soca music to places like May Pen, Negril, Montego Bay, Linstead, Mandeville and several other towns across Jamaica.
“This is going to be one of the biggest events of its kind in the region. We haven’t found anywhere else that has a roving fete going all around the island, and we’re going to be making sure that its larger than life,” explained Morgan.
The promoters also adds that the events will be represented by both dancehall and soca entertainers.
“A key factor that distinguishes us from anything else is that each of our 10 fetes will feature a live entertainment element. And by live entertainment, we don’t mean dancers and confetti. All-Island Carnival will feature some of the biggest names in dancehall and soca as we take our vision for true entertainment right around the island.”
The trio are tight-lipped about which stars are confirmed for the soca series, but did say that they are 100% sure patrons will not be disappointed and that it was an event for everyone to enjoy.
“We’re putting together a real package that patrons just won’t be able to say no to. It will be epic. 12 weeks of amazing fun and soca across our entire country and not just centralised. All-Island Carnival is for all, and that’s why we’re going to bring the fete around Jamaica,” Morgan quipped.
The All-Island Carnival will begin on January 29 in Kingston, and end on April 29 with a blowout j’ouvert fete.