Kingston, Jamaica:– Imagine the fusion of cultural vibes, international acts and positive conscious performers; that is exactly what IRATION ITES (The Itesperience) is.
Being staged by The Uprising Roots Band and The Wicky Wacky Venue, promoter Darren Hamilton thought it best to invite bands that will bring a ‘big festival feel to an intimate setting’. Thanks to a stellar line-up, persons will be able to bask in the exciting experience that is live music.
The festival’s acts will include the likes of Winston McAnuff, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith & Inna De Yard, Fred Locks, Prophecy, Vania, Earth Warrior, Field Marshal, Lee Tafari, The Uprising Roots, From The Deep, Unity Band and Lees Unlimited (est 1968). Their mission is simply to carry the message from Jamaica to the world; it will be a night of trail blazing bands all on one stage in a festival atmosphere.
The show will take place at Lot 14 Wicky Wacky Drive in Bull Bay, St. Thomas on Saturday October 9, 2010 and “it promises to be a night of thrilling, drum-beating, energetic, Reggae vibrations”, Hamilton says. Earlier this year, Hamilton himself lamented at the small amount of live music shows and noted how integral a role these play in developing and exposing not just artistes, but the country to our natural talents.
“It is very important that musicians and performers have a space to exercise their craft, and where music lovers can get a chance to see music in its truest and purest form. It’s absolutely fantastic that there are already people and places where this platform for our local music to shine and grow is provided, but live music needs more and the people want more” he commented.
Artistes have been encouraged to set up display areas at the event to promote themselves and their individual brands, but Hamilton – who also manages The Uprising Roots Band – says patrons should look out for a great experience at Wicky Wacky this Saturday. Admission to the event is $500 and the show is set to begin at 7pm sharp.
Article By: Brandon Allwood