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‘Tessanne Chin, Machel Montano, Mavado, Jah Cure – for Festival 2014

- VI’s Arliene T. Penn to make impressive come back on stage as ‘Glama Gurl’
August 8 and 9, 2014 are the dates set for Soca Sensation of the Caribbean Machel Montano HD and winner of the USA ‘The Voice’ competition Tessanne Chin are to take the stage in Carrot Bay respectively. Photo: Internet sources
Mavado is expected to headline at East End/Long Look on Tuesday August 5, and Jah Cure will be on stage at Road Town on August 1, 2014. Photo: Internet sources
Mavado is expected to headline at East End/Long Look on Tuesday August 5, and Jah Cure will be on stage at Road Town on August 1, 2014. Photo: Internet sources
Virgin Islander Ms Arliene T. Penn will be making her come back on stage as an artiste for the 60th Festivals. Photo:VINO/File
Virgin Islander Ms Arliene T. Penn will be making her come back on stage as an artiste for the 60th Festivals. Photo:VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last evening June 30, 2014 Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Ms Lynette L. Harrigan confirmed with this news site that among the long list of international artistes and bands that will be featured at the Jubilee Festival’s celebration this year are Tessanne Chin, Machel Montano, Mavado and Jah Cure.

The word of Chin and Montano first reached this news site via its close relations with persons in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago who are among scores that have their tickets booked for their vacation in the Virgin Islands for the Festival season.

When contacted Ms Harrigan in confirming with Virgin Islands News Online said that the committee has done its best at pulling artistes from a wide cross section of sister Caribbean countries as they are on to the fact of the many people of various countries who would have worked, visited, or invested in the tourism industry of the VI to make it the place it is today.

August 8 and 9, 2014 are the dates set for Soca Sensation of the Caribbean Machel Montano HD and winner of the USA ‘The Voice’ competition Tessanne Chin are to take the stage in Carrot Bay respectively. Mavado is expected to headline at East End/Long Look on Tuesday August 5 in addition to DJ Birch, Xtreme Band, Winston Soso, Stylee Band and Baron.

“We will be having one of the top line performers Carimi from as far as Haiti, Poorsa and Skinny Fabulous from St Vincent and a nice line up of others,” she said, adding that they have also ensured that local artists, bands and otherwise performers, Dee Jays (DJs) are used at maximum during this year’s festival celebrations.

Other names hinted to by Ms Harrigan included Jah Cure, Iwer George, A-Team Band and Mavado.

She said that while the committee is likely to release the full line up to the public sometime today July 1, 2014 among those locals expected to hit the stages by storm is Ms Arliene T. Penn who will be making her come back on stage as an artiste.

Ms Penn in 2000 won the title of Calypso Queen on Virgin Gorda and in 2003 Calypso Queen on Tortola then went on the same year to take the first runner up title at the Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch Competition out of 20 Monarchs from around the Caribbean, Ms Harrigan reflected.

East End/Long Look for the 60th Jubilee will honour Mr Ifield ‘Spike’ Lettsome in his memory; Road Town will have the “Ms Iris Freeman Festiville” while Carrot Bay’s Festiville will be named for Mr. Bernardo ‘Nalo’ Leonard.

This news site will have further details on the 60th Jubilee celebrations for Festivals 2014 as they become available later today as promised by Ms Harrigan.

30 Responses to “‘Tessanne Chin, Machel Montano, Mavado, Jah Cure – for Festival 2014”

  • It's ok (01/07/2014, 06:29) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply
    This link up is ok... Mis.Chin is perfect for the 60th as she is now a world stage attraction. I'm a die hard reggae fan..But Jah Cure? When last he recorded a new hit? The most hitting Reggae Artist hitting now is Chronixx .. Movado? Really? The Gully god? Wow. Will attend and support but for the 60th they could have come hard.

    Well as Ritical would say..We wish you the best.
    • hello (01/07/2014, 07:58) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      stronger....i dont want to fight..two new baddd songs from jah cure..u had nevva kno
      • @ Hello (09/07/2014, 12:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        he (It's ok) not a die hard reggae artist. I concur with Chronixx!!!! baad yute
    • wow (01/07/2014, 08:53) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's OK: You are not keeping up with the times; Google Jah Cure please!!! Listen to "All of ME" for starters!!
    • >.< (01/07/2014, 13:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ It's Ok: Do you live under a rock? As someone suggested, please go and google Jah Cure. It's not only about his new songs but all his other hits as well
    • sha (01/07/2014, 15:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    • the rock (01/07/2014, 22:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Virgin Islands Nice (01/07/2014, 06:38) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bring the Virgin Islands international reggae artist and international known Pressure Buss Pipe aka Mr.Virgin Islands Nice...

    He's hitting and he's the most talk about Reggae Artist. His level of music has grab the world attention. It's not to late to book him. But if you do make sure it's in Town. Tortola nice so nice so nice
    • Add this on (01/07/2014, 07:27) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      And Midnite Band; nice clean vibes. Still traveling the globe with niceness.
      • Real (01/07/2014, 08:12) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
        Man I so agree with you Midnite Band and Pressure Buss Pipe I will pay well over a hundred dollars to see, becuz that will be money well spent if u is a real reggae fan and when I say reggae I aint referring to that garbage u hearing nowadays.
        • Stx Seh (01/07/2014, 09:01) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
          Midnite Band needs to be on this line up for real. They are big on comcious lyrics Don't forget our quelbe brothers Stanley and the Sleepless Knights. We dey deh
  • Looking on! (01/07/2014, 07:15) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Wait! This year is the 60th?
  • tretretrete (01/07/2014, 07:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boy you really can't please people sah....
  • wize up (01/07/2014, 07:58) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Well sa; the Virgin Islands celebrating 60 year of festival pride with foreign artiste; you cant beat that at all(some vi pride)….and we want to teach our children about virgin islands culture(I never knew reggae music is part of our musical culture…just saying) OK !!!! run to blog on it???
    • Where the VI artist? (01/07/2014, 10:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wize up - where you been? You aint see the place tek over with them?
      • @ wize up (01/07/2014, 15:21) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Wize up need someone to smuggle him a island man slap in he r@ss!!! Always like to make he stupid comments and don't research. I believe he and deeds is the same damn person. Can't spell and no common sense! LOL
        • wize up (01/07/2014, 22:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          get some good heath insurance before you come with the slaps(talk cheap) sound like you in to that same sex behaviour
  • Irucy (01/07/2014, 08:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Should be a good show.
  • Sunny (01/07/2014, 10:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Teach the children what??? when the houses full up a cable tv, internet and games .........
  • @@@@@@ (01/07/2014, 10:57) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    how they said vip left the coutnry broke
  • Pressure Buss Pipe (01/07/2014, 11:18) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pressure buss pipe/Midnite band.. Midnite can back up Pressure and still sign their own music...I promise you he will give a great show...
  • bring!! (01/07/2014, 14:18) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    bring SPICE thou!!
  • Eagle Eye (01/07/2014, 15:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    its best to change the name vi festival into the caribbean festival. and promote it internationally.bless up
    • bless up (01/07/2014, 20:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Eagle. I am saying. We should ask the US if they don’t want to expand their paradise islands while they are doing their Immigration reforms. We are only but 7,813-they could easily find space for us.
  • Eh? (01/07/2014, 15:32) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    I wonder if Glamour Girl going to sing on this government?

    She dear not if she don't want to find her R@ss out of a job. This government victimize so many employees it isn't funny to even sing about them on stage.

    I call them the bald head man government cause Orlando wearing a gray wig but he is as bald with no sense as it could get. LOL
  • Just saying (01/07/2014, 17:15) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    MS.Chin and Machel was just in St.Kitts for the festival, couldnt we get other artist.smh
  • Check their website (02/07/2014, 00:58) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Midnite will be in belgium France Etc on their Annual European tour. What we don't want the world enjoying.
  • hello (02/07/2014, 05:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please be sure to include highlights of the past like a lil' Caribbean Estacy, Imagi Jouvert in RT. A nice steel pan too. Give a lil show to the seniors in ADH or so. A float with all of the past queens. We done ready to celebrate. Thanks.
  • Dawn Penn (02/07/2014, 08:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I personally think that since it's the 60th anniversary it's only right to bring home international known Dawn Penn (you don't love me anymore) *No No No*

    Yes she's born in Jamaica but her roots of her farther and most of her family lives here from here (Penn)

    She might not have recorded in a while but her songs are classified classic. She doesn't have to be the main artist but she be part of the 60th.

    Just my thoughts
  • Billfargo (04/07/2014, 12:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tortolian are slipping further and further behind Gods back; Every year it seems that all kind of foolishness is being indroduced against what is supposed to be a cultural event at the expense of who? Some of these people that they pay thousands of dollars to perform foolishness never even spend one day in a music class and can't even hold a note. Put some sheet music in front of them and they will say that it is Japanese writing. What a shame.

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