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Top acts for Cream of the Crop

Published:Wednesday | December 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM
I-Octane - File
Tarrus Riley - File

Boasting a stellar cast of A-list entertainers who are proven crowd-pullers and seasoned crowd-pleasers, Cream of the Crop, the December 27 thriller set for Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann, is said to be one of the must-attend events for the bustling Yuletide season.

As the name implies, this highly anticipated concert will feature the best of the best in reggae/dancehall, and, according to the promoters, Purple Skunkz, there will be an abundance of top-quality entertainment.


"Just as we did at our hugely successful inaugural staging last year, we have kept the line-up at a very comfortable number, rather than the usual 600 artistes on a show," a member of the organising committee said. "This is not the hol' a mic and run off the stage kind of event, it is a band show and we are working with an exceptional production team to ensure that sound, stage and lighting are at the optimum."

It takes just a quick look at the poster for all the artistes to immediately jump out at you - Junior Gong, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, I-Octane, Teflon, Romain Virgo, Jesse Royal, Loyal Flames, Berri, Ishawna, Hezron, Nature, Hero and Pzed - a solid mix of in-demand deejays and singers, with worthy opening acts.

Now in its second year, Cream of the Crop made its debut at the Ocho Rios Cruise Pier in 2013, but has been forced to move into a new venue, Pearly Beach, in order to facilitate the multitude expected to turn out at the event.

"We had over 5,000 patrons last year and our projections are that we could possibly get twice that number this year. So we took the decision to use Pearly Beach, which is another great venue and will give us the right backdrop for Cream of the Crop," a Purple Skunkz team member explained.

Cream of the Crop, set for Saturday, December 27, is sponsored by Guinness, Liquid Nitro, Ghetto Youths International, Global Vision Concepts, Conquer The Globe Productions, Zip FM, Irie FM and Mad Media House.