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Sizzla to host Jamaica Bike fest *…… will also perform on supporting concert*

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:

Red-hot reggae star Sizzla Kalonji will be exposing another side of himself on Sunday, March 29, when his Sizzla Promotions joins forces with Imagine Entertainment in staging the inaugural Jamaica Bike Festival at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium, near Falmouth, in Trelawny.

Patrons should be in for a special treat as, in addition to what promises to a dazzling day of acrobatics on wheels, Sizzla will also be the headliner for the accompanying concert, which is slated to bring the curtains down on the event.

The line-up, which will provide much-needed exposure to a number of Trelawny-based artistes, will also feature performances by the likes of former Portmore Empire star Popcaan, Junior Cat, Aidonia and Francheno.

For the fans of original dancehall music, they should be in for a special treat as top-flight dancehall sound system, the legendary Killamanjaro, will be providing music. Selectors Mop Head and Freddy Cougar will be at the controls.

The Trelawny facility, with its 20,000 seat capacity, was built primarily to host sporting events. However, it is now considered a choice venue for entertainment, having become the home of the annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival.

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Interestingly, Sizzla performed on the first major entertainment event that took place at the Trelawny facility, the Curefest Concert, which marked fellow reggae star Jah Cure's release from prison.

"It is a nice venue ... I like it very much," said Sizzla in explaining the idea behind using the facility. "It is a lovely place and it's an ideal place for the entire family to come out and have fun."

While children under 12 years old will be admitted free of charge, all other patrons will be asked to pay an entry fee of $1,000.