Bonfire Dweet Fess on today
Organisers of Bonfire Dweet Fess scheduled for Ultra Beach in Portmore, St Catherine, today.

PROMOTERS of ‘Bonfire Dweet Fess: The Ultimate Beach Fete’ are promising patrons an experience like no other. The event is set for today, May 28, at Ultra Beach in Portmore, St Catherine.

“[The] concept behind it is to bring a different vibe to Jamaican patrons than just going into a party, standing, listening to music and drink. We decided to add a bonfire with marshmallows and also balloon releases. This is to get patrons more active and hands-on in the event and, by extension, build a new form of friendship from persons they may share a fire pit with,” Krisneye Alphakris Palmer, project manager for the event, told the Jamaica Observer.

Dancing up a storm

Palmer, Malcolm Brown, Andre Brown, Dwayne Nelson and Kemba Stuartson comprise the Bonfire Fess team. Marc Hutchinson, Michael Gordon, Raheem Peterkin, Omar Thomas and Richard Pusey are the members of the Dweet team.

The first Bonfire event was held in November 2019 at Ultra Beach and, according to Palmer, it has since evolved into one of the most anticipated events in Portmore.

“Bonfire Fess has evolved in a big way. We have seen where more people are interested in our attraction and the music we play — and the enthusiasm for the bonfire has become an even greater attraction to patrons. Everyone now wants to try roast marshmallows,” said Palmer.

Enjoying the vibes

The last staging of Bonfire Dweet Fess was held in July last year. Palmer said the pandemic had an effect on the event.

“The last staging was in the midst of the pandemic and we didn’t have all the T’s crossed so there were a lot of challenges, but we managed to keep the brand alive and we are happy that we got another chance to showcase our product.”

Billed to provide the musical thrills are Badda Bling, DJ Sunshine, DJ Johnny Kool, DJ Dwayne and DJ Banka.

Getting up close at a previous staging at Bonfire Dweet Fess

Social media sensation-turned-dancehall artiste Pretti Pretti and Vanessa Bling aka Gaza Slim will also perform.

“Patrons can expect lots of fun and this is our first time going food-inclusive so it should be filled with good music, food, marshmallow roasting and balloon release. Just ensure that your phones are fully charged up and ready to capture all the moments,” said Palmer.

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

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