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'Stir It Up' gets loud for 10th anniversary

Published:Friday | March 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Arif Cooper played at the first 'Stir It Up' and he will be one of the selectors at tomorrow's anniversary staging. File
This lady has a fun time on her lonesome, while others couple up at 'Stir It Up' held March 2010. Contributed

One of the island's high-energy retro parties, Stir It Up, is set to kick it up a notch tomorrow at the Go-Kart Track, Palisadoes, as the hugely popular event will be celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The theme for tomorrow's party is 'Let's Get Loud', and that is what party promoter Desmond 'Hard Ears' Steele is expecting patrons to do. "We decided to take the party out of Kingston and bring it to Palisadoes because we want our patrons to get loud and party hard without any disturbance, because it's our 10th anniversary. We also want everyone to come out and dress special for this momentous occasion," he said.

Steele added that there will be a lot of firsts at the 10th anniversary staging of Stir It Up, which will have something for everyone to enjoy. "For the first time Stir It Up will be food inclusive as we strive to make our patrons comfortable and have a wonderful experience, as is synonymous with a Stir It Up retro party," Steele said.

Women enter free for an extra hour

Women will also have an extra hour to enter free of charge, as the time limit has been moved from 11 p.m. to midnight. The men will also benefit, they can bring three Lucozade labels and get 25 per cent off the price of admission. Fame Frat members get a 50 per cent discount off the admission price, which is $700 presold and $1,000 at the gate.

The promoters have pulled out all the stops in providing red-carpet treatment for patrons and have also set up a VIP lounge for a special celebrity guest.

As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, the promoters have decided to go for the DJs who played at the very first Stir It Up, which was held at the Congo Grill on Hope Road, St Andrew, in 2001. So Arif Cooper, Kurt Riley and Renaissance Disco will be dropping the hits of the '80s and '90s.

Stir It Up, Let's Get Loud, is sponsored by Appleton Jamaica Rum, Lucozade and Tru-Juice.