Sting turns 40
The much-anticipated Boxing Day stage show Sting celebrated its 40th iteration on Tuesday with the event checking all the boxes.
Veteran artistes? Check.
Up-and-coming talent? Check.
Party vibes? Check.
Musical clash? Check.
Sting promoter Isaiah Laing said this year’s staging of the event delivered some fantastic performances.
“It was an excellent show. What happened with the two artistes took place after the show ended. There were excellent performances up to the end. The giants delivered as well,” Laing told the Jamaica Observer on Wednesday.
Laing was referencing the brawl which ensued following differences in a lyrical clash involving artistes Fully Bad and Honormosity.
He added: “The high points of the show were the performances, from the first artiste hit the stage with the band. Turbulence, Suspense, and others represented well. They were well received by the patrons.”
The promoter said many patrons were elated for the return to its former Portmore, St Catherine, venue and came out in support.
“It was our first time at Jamworld in a few years and, while the turnout wasn’t what we expected, the people enjoyed themselves.”
Organisers had promised fans an experience filled with “electrifying performances, pulsating beats, and an atmosphere that will leave them craving more”.
This was supported by a stellar line-up of the ’10 Giants’; namely, Bounty Killer, Tanya Stephens, Anthony B, Spragga Benz, Turbulence, Macka Diamond, Capleton, Fantan Mojah, Bugle, and Tommy Lee Sparta.
We share scenes from the high-energy event.