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Second Blue Mountain Music Festival next weekend

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM
File Tarrus Riley
File Freddie McGregor
Contributed Ryan Mark
Duane Stephenson
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Shuga
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The second Blue Mountain Music Festival (BMMF) is set for February 21 and 22 at the Holywell National Recreational Park, St Andrew.

Executive producer of the event, Roshaun 'Bay-C' Clarke of dancehall quartet T.O.K and 2015 Grammy nominee with Sly and Robbie, has sought to equal or raise the bar from last year's staging.

On Saturday, February 21, Freddie McGregor and the Big Ship family, including Chino McGregor, T.O.K, Voicemail, Duane Stephenson, Shuga, Fantan Mojah, international act Kreesha Turner, Chevaughn, I'Candy, Kenny Smith and Stratdon will perform.

Sunday's show will feature a number of bands, including Billy Mystic and The Mystic Revealers. Skygrass and The Uprising Roots Band will also be looking to electrify the audience, as will Rootz Underground.

DIVERSITY

The BMMF intends to maintain its diversity of acts and has included Natalli & Notis - a collaborative project from Australian reggae singer (Natalli Prize) and Jamaican hit producers (Notis). There is also one of Jamaica's favourites, Tarrus Riley, and Ryan Mark and the On The Shout Band who will be bringing the gospel touch to the gathering.

Leading up to the festival, the promoters organised a free weekly event called Tru Blu Fridays at Jojo's, 12 Waterloo Road, St Andrew, starting at 10 p.m. Central to each week is a mini-performance from upcoming talent such as poets and musicians.