Weekend of sound systems, new and veteran acts pulls swarm of tourists
Kingston, Jamaica — Monday, November 10, 2015
With just under a month to go until #WWMFJA2015, the organisers are busy setting things in place to ensure an exceptional show. December 5 & 6 will see Wickie Wackie Beach in Bull Bay, St Thomas, transformed into a family friendly encampment complete with exciting activities for locals and travelers alike at the Wickie Wackie Music Festival. This year, Touch The Road — a local urban travel and entertainment company— was brought on board by roots/reggae band and conceptualizers, Raging Fyah, to up the ante. The team has worked tirelessly to upgrade the five-year-strong Wickie Wackie Live concert series to a first-rate festival featuring community inclusive tour packages that promote Kingston/St Andrew and St Thomas as a reggae tourism destinations.
The initiative will see patrons enjoying two full days and nights of live performances, sound system sessions, art installations, beach activities, an acoustic sunrise show with drumming, and a ‘no footprints’ environmental element. It’s the rock-solid line-up, however, that really gets people talking, with such heavyweights as Morgan Heritage, Mystic Revealers, Raging Fyah, Jesse Royal, Cherine, Pentateuch, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa and more.
Similarly the sound system sessions boasts a slew of well-respected roots/reggae and dub selectors from across the world, namely Gabre Selassie of Kingston Dub Club and Rockers Sound Station, Roots Revival Sound (Poland), JahBlemMUZIK (Miami), EDB Family (JM) and Damalistik Roots Survival (France). Jamaican producers, Teflon & the ZincFence Family will also be premiering new tracks, beats and artistes, and Rory BlackDub (Producer of Jah9’s stellar New Name album) will bring the heat with his latest productions.
The event has also received tremendous support from local sponsors King Alarm Systems, The Jamaica Tourist Board, The Ministry of Youth & Culture, Youth Information Centres, RJR Kingston Music Week, New Impact Media Solutions Group and Kingston Dub Club. Internationally, Irie Magazine, Roots Revival International, Media Fyah, Riddim Magazine, Reggaereflection.com, Island Stage, World-A-Reggae and Jamaica Experience have pledged their full support.
Little wonder the excitement is heightening… early bird tickets sold out in two weeks, while ticket sales and trip bookings are steadily rolling in —TouchTheRoad.com is offering a one-week Wickie Wackie Wanderers tour package with the option to secure lodging/camping and weekend passes, while students who wish to attend can purchase tickets from the UWI Mona guild. Shuttle service will be provided to the venue. Tickets can be purchased at the following prices: pre-sold $2,000 JMD/$18 USD or gate $2,500/$23 USD for one night, $4,000 JMD/$38 USD for the weekend pass.
Additionally, local vendors and artisans are being asked to submit their applications for booth space to sell their wares on location at www.ragingfyahcom/wwmf/ by November 20th, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Contact: Tameka Coley, Media/Marketing.
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