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Trina, DeMarco & R-City to headline BVI Spring Fest

These ladies of Five Star Promotions Akima D. Brooks (left) and Jehree Clarke pose next to a mega promotional poster for BVI Spring Fest. Photo: VINO
Speaking with this news site on Friday evening February 26, 2016, Akima D. Brooks of Five Star Promotions said Spring Fest seeks to fill the void created by the absence of Music Fest. Photo: VINO
Speaking with this news site on Friday evening February 26, 2016, Akima D. Brooks of Five Star Promotions said Spring Fest seeks to fill the void created by the absence of Music Fest. Photo: VINO
One of the fliers for the BVI Spring Fest. Photo: Provided
One of the fliers for the BVI Spring Fest. Photo: Provided
One of the fliers for the BVI Spring Fest. Photo: Provided
One of the fliers for the BVI Spring Fest. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the line up for the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival being described as lacklustre at best, Five Star Promotions’ BVI Spring Fest on the other hand packs an impressive line up of musical entertainment for the weekend of March 4 to 6, 2016.

The line up includes several local, regional and international artists and the action is set for Myett’s beach front in Cane Garden Bay on the main island of Tortola.

Speaking with this news site on Friday evening, February 26, 2016, Akima D. Brooks of Five Star Promotions said Spring Fest seeks to fill the void created by the absence of Music Fest.

“This is our second annual Spring Fest and because Music Fest had been missing for the past few years, we said we would try to improve with a mini Music Fest so that people will still feel that Music Fest vibe because as you know everyone loves music on the beach and the outdoors,” she said.

Brooks noted that there will also be a Black Jack Run as part of the Spring Fest.

She said the action commences on Friday March 4, 2016 with the VI All Stars featuring local, regional and international acts, including female rapper Trina of the United States and R-City from the USVI.

“We are happy to have R-City since they are very out there right now. Trina is a popular rapper who has been around for ten or 15 years. She is more of a feminist when it comes to rapping and raps more for the ladies telling them not to be soft on the guys,” said Brooks.

She said too that on that night there will be the Stylee band, See Saw and Shaw. There will also be Satellite Band and Showtime. The DJ for that night will be DJ MacMilli.

She is encouraging everyone to wear something VI for the Friday night VI All Stars.

On Saturday night March 5, 2016 will be International Flag Night and headlining will be dance Hall sensation De Marco from Jamaica. There will also be Hypa Active from St Vincent.

“We tried to incorporate every island for that night so we have St Vincent, Jamaica, Trinidad, St Maarten, the USVI and the BVI.”

She said there will be Poizon out of the USVI, DJ Kuga, DJ Dre and a rapper named Figga.

On Sunday March 6, 2016 there will be the Black Jack Run for which prizes will be awarded and a Latin Fiesta catering to the Dominicanos resident in the VI.

Sponsors for the event include Coors Light, Carib Beer, Caribbean Cellars, BVI Tourist Board, CCT, Tico, Hazem’s Beauty Supplies, Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Virgin Islands News Online, Tola Radio, Myetts and CBN.

11 Responses to “Trina, DeMarco & R-City to headline BVI Spring Fest ”

  • Xxx (28/02/2016, 09:53) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    NICE!
  • Lb (28/02/2016, 12:37) Like (17) Dislike (14) Reply
    Nothing about this replaces Music Festival. It's a different time of year and the artists are for a different genre. I personally prefer the VG vibe to this ghetto type lineup. Of course I do support Rock city though!
    • True (28/02/2016, 14:30) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      Well Said very well said you dont want to knock anybody for trying but you made a good point.
    • Just relax (29/02/2016, 09:51) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      It's not about replacing, it's about bringing the same beach vibe. All of a sudden it's ghetto, but when the Festival Committee brought them it was fine, right?
  • one sided (28/02/2016, 13:09) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why at Myetts and not on the beach? Hope they are not getting government money.
    • Read... (28/02/2016, 19:29) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's Myett's Beach Front....meaning the beach infront of Myett's....
  • VIP better for we. (28/02/2016, 13:21) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
    The government has abandon the business people on cane garden bay beach. To be honest VIP is more for Music fest and festival period. I'm not a VIP but when VIP is in power the place is more fun. More exciting, more activity. These NDP like they never had boy and girl days. They don't understand how important how fun is in peoples life. Where there is fun people will come. Ketch a plane ketch boat people love fun.
  • Yolan (28/02/2016, 19:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    with NDP they kill everything look how they killed the BVI music festival and took it over from Mohoney SMH
  • Never The Same (28/02/2016, 23:19) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    No matter how you dress it up Spring Fest will never be another music fest...Let Spring Fest Stand on its own two feet instead of trying to piggy back off of someone else's hard work. I feel they will do good for the crowd that they are trying to attract but the Music fest was something that had something for everyone to enjoy i Just hope the spring fest plans to do the same if they intend to to compare themselves to the ORIGINAL music fest
  • 100 (29/02/2016, 08:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will be there with my TRINA = GROCERIES tshirt on


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