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Bacchanal will be 'untamed' in 2015

Published:Sunday | December 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Destra

'Untamed' is the theme for Bacchanal 2015, which will kick off at the Mas Camp on Saturday, January 3, with a mix of outstanding Caribbean entertainers - Vincentian soca artiste Skinny Fabulous, Back2Basics from Trinidad, and Jamaica's Sanjay - who will give revellers a taste of what they can expect between February 20 and April 12 when the party climaxes with the road march in Kingston.

Bacchanal director Charmaine Franklin shared her excitement about the line-up of activities planned for the next few months. "We are very pleased that this New Year's party is now one of the major events of the season, attracting not only traditional revellers, but a large band of new partygoers, eager to experience the fun of the carnival experience. It is the platform from which we introduce our costumes, and this year, we have a range of creative and exciting designs, including frontline and backline costumes and four new outside sections from LehwegoSleek, Unleashed, Summer Jarrett and Peeny Wallie Mas. There will also be t-shirts and leisurewear for the more conservative. We urge all who want to play mas to come out to the party to ensure that they get the costumes of their choice."

Usual sponsors

Digicel will be back on board as the headline sponsor, along with other traditional sponsors that continue to partner with Bacchanal Jamaica in providing a quality option for relaxation and entertainment for Jamaicans at home and abroad.

Among the many artistes who will be leading the charge at Bacchanal Fridays are soca favourites Destra and her Bakanal Band, Bunji Garlin, Fayann Lyons and the Viking Band, Kes the band, Kerwin Debois, 5 Star Akil, Lyrical, and Farmer Nappy. DJs from the Caribbean will include Pvt Ryan, Duchess, De Bandit and local DJs Smoke, Richie RAS, Richie D, and Bambino.

The ever-popular Socacise is back on the calendar of activities, as are Beach J'ouvert and Bacchanal J'Ouvert.

"Carnival is now firmly entrenched in the local entertainment scene and in typical Jamaican style, we have given it our own flavour to make it a truly Jamaican experience. We at Bacchanal Jamaica are proud of the contribution we have made over the past 15 years to provide another important channel for creativity and cultural expression," said Michael Ammar, Bacchanal Jamaica director.

Tickets are on now sale at the Mas Camp, Pita Grill and Zimmy, as well as the Ammar's Village/Mall Plaza, Sovereign and King Street locations.