Veterans to rule at Sting 2015 'From Then Til Now'

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sting-launch.jpgA powerful line-up of veteran artistes will perform at the 32nd staging of the greatest one-night reggae dancehall show on Earth, Sting, to be held on Boxing Day at the Jamworld complex in Portmore, St Catherine.

Speaking at the launch on Tuesday at Chris Gayle's Triple Century sports bar in New Kingston, CEO of Supreme Promotions, Isaiah Laing told the large gathering that they are selling an experience that has not been seen for a long time.

"The theme is 'From Then Till Now', the people who made thousands of people come out to Sting, we are trying to see if we can reenact some of that," Laing said.

The event will feature a midnight clash with singers Frankie Paul and Half Pint. Other acts include Burro Banton, Major Mackerel, Brigadier Jerry, Charlie Chaplin, Courtney Melody, Pinchers, Lady Junie, Lady G, Country Speng (now renamed Speng Beng), Little John and Tiger, to name a few.

Tributes will be paid to Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton.

According to Isaiah Laing, the annual Boxing Day gala, which has been staged consistently for over three decades, has no major sponsors this year, but the show must go on. Interesting, seen among the huge crowd was Downsound Records' Josef Bogdanovich, who had thrown his financial weight behind the event for two years, prior to pulling out in 2014.

With regards to staging Sting, Laing noted, "It is something we have to do...cause if I ask which is the number one song in Jamaica right now, you can't tell me. There is nothing happening out there as far as I am concerned, so I am going back to the people who made things happen."