Some of the Caribbean’s biggest soca, reggae and dancehall artistes are set to perform at this year’s staging of emancipation celebrations dubbed ‘The Prime Time Festiville’.
The festivities will run from July 25 to August 10 and will include acts such as Jamaican dancehall star Popcaan, reggae artiste Tarrus Riley, Trinidad & Tobago soca legend Machel Montano and Calypso veteran Baron.
They were named among the festival lineup during a media conference by the Festival & Fairs Committee (FFC) on Wednesday, June 26.
Some of the other international entertainers include Trinidad’s Destra, Voice and Olatunji, Grenada’s Mr Killa, Jamaica’s Romain Virgo, and Virgin Islands/American duo, Rock City.
Local acts will include Prime Time, who is the honoree of this year’s Road Town festivities, Monea, Sistah Joyce, VIBE, OMG, and Adam O.
Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said he is pleased with the lineup considering that one of his mandates was to have a variety of local acts participating.
He said his goal going forward is to pack the village with mainly local acts where persons can come and have an equally enjoyable time.
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