WATCH: #Jamaica60 -Thousands streaming into National Stadium for Grand Gala
Spectators fill a section of the grandstand at the National Stadium ahead of the Independence Grand Gala on Saturday.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Thousands of people are streaming into the National Stadium in Kingston for the Grand Gala which will culminate Jamaica’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Saturday evening.

Approximately 30,000 spectators are expected to attend the cultural showcase, which is slated to begin at 6:00 pm.

The event will feature presentations in music, drama, song and dance, by costumed and uniformed groups alongside popular local artistes.

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