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Major Lazer & Friends a major success

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Diplo of Major Lazer in the infamous ball
Sean Paul performs before the capacity crowd at the Major Lazer event
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The recently staged Major Lazer and Friends in c oncert, saw thousands of patrons converging on the g r ounds of the Mas Camp to witness the amazing talent of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy , along with special guest acts. This is the fifth consecutive year the trio is hosting the concert in the island. According to organiser Kamal Bankay, the event surpassed expectations.

"Our billing was pretty much a surprise and our patrons appreciated it. They were happy with our execution and we are humbled that they chose to attend this event. We look forward to upping the ante come December 2017," Bankay said.

The Wizard and Ari Lopez opened the show setting the pace for Kamal Bankay, D J Narity and DJ Tyler of Third Dimension who kicked the concert in to high gear with their soca, hip hop and trap fusion mix. Jr and Creep of Chromatic followed and they had the crowd in a frenzy with the hottest dancehall hits.

By midnight, Major Lazer took to the stage and served up a crazy high energy performance. Walshy Fire introduced Richie Stephens and Garnet Silk Jnr. who paid tribute to the late Garnet Silk. Party Next Door made a surprise special appearance performing hits Come and See Me , Not Nice and Recognised featuring Drake. Chronixx, Protoge and Sean Paul also made appearances on the show. Before the trio exit ed the stage, Diplo di d the famous hamster ball roll on top of the crowd and gave out Major Lazer towels to the audience.

"In Jamaica its always a pleasure since this is one of the first markets that we came to and tried to build up a scene.. its great to come back and keep playing new music", said Diplo .