Two of Jamaica’s hottest dancehall stars -Tommy Lee and Khago — are slated to headline the sixth annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival!
According to organizers, having the two superstars on board is a signal that the 2012 festival will be the biggest event on the Independence weekend, and a can’t miss for local and overseas patrons.
“This is a major coup for us,” explained Camille Miller, the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival’s senior marketing manager. “Tommy Lee is arguably the hottest artiste in the country right now and Khago is not too far behind. We consider both of them the future of dancehall and it’s only fitting that they will be gracing the stage of the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival on the morning of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary celebrations.”
Tommy Lee, who just completed a successful UK tour, has been the talk of the dancehall circuit in recent times.
His spanking new release ‘Lyrical Bomber’, has been creating quite a stir, receiving an abundance of airplay locally and internationally. Other new releases include ‘Informer’ with Vybz Kartel, ‘Step Like Death’ with Popcaan, ‘Life We Live’ with Blak Diamon and ‘Gal U Eva Clean’ on the Coolie Gal Riddim.
His new video, ‘Some Bwoy’ is now on top of Jamaica’s most recognized music video charts (Entertainment Report and Pree Dis) and in high rotation on TV stations throughout the diaspora (such as Tempo, Hype and RE TV). His explicit video, ‘Psycho’ which is available only via You Tube has been reviewed as ground breaking with views storming through the roof.
Prior to the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, Tommy Lee is slated to perform on Reggae Sumfest’s Dancehall Night on Thursday July 19th, Smudge (July 1st), Western All School Jam (July 15th) and Dream Live Concert (August 1st).
Other acts expected to perform at the seafood festival include: Downsound recording artistes Contractor, Specialist, Nature and Foota Hype. They will be joined by the likes of Dadda, Hero, PZ, Viper, Ernest Wilson, Tinga Stewart, Jimmy Riley, Terry Linen, Droop Lion, Keke I, Holloway, Kharusso, Mama Son, Fire Lamp, CJ Di Dj, Lexican, One a Way and a host of others.
Emcees will be Damion Duckett, Bully Cat and Suzie Q. Admission is $1,000 adults; $400 children under 12.
Presold tickets are also available (Adults $700; children $200). Call 351-5908; 580-1537 for further details.