Sting 30 will feature one of the most diverse lineups ever assembled for any Dancehall/Reggae event in the world.” Mr. Laing is confident that he and his partners DownSound Records have put together the right mix of reggae and dancehall stars to make the staging of the event a major success. US Rap star 2 Chainz and legendary Dancehall star Super Cat were recently announced as the headliners of Sting 30. International Dancehall Kingpin Mavado is also among the headlined acts on the lineup. Mavado whose real name is David Brooks is one of Dancehall Music’s most bankable stars.
In 2011 he landed a lucrative recording deal with US Hip Hop label, We The Best Records, which is owned and operated by Hip Hop mogul DJ Khaled. Since then he has not been seen a lot on the local stage, but remains a major player on the local Dancehall scene. “Without a doubt Mavado is one of the hottest Dancehall acts and since he signed his recording contract he's been very busy performing and recording overseas.
He's definitely a fan favorite and the fans have been longing to see him at home. Not only that, but he hasn't done a major show here in a while now and he really wants to perform for his fans at home. As matter a fact he is very excited about performing at Sting 30,” said Isaiah Laing. As the old adage goes variety is the spice of life and the organizers of Sting are always mindful of that. Sting 30 will also feature a number of veteran dancehall stars that have graced the Sting stage in the past.
1980’s cultural Dancehall icons Josey Wales, Brigadier Jerry and National Honors Award recipient Charlie Chaplin O.D., will feature in a special three the hard way performance at Sting this year. “Every true Dancehall fan especially the more matured ones will tell you that Charlie Chaplin, Brigadier Jerry and Josey Wales are dancehall legends. During the 80’s they were some of the biggest acts in the business.
Everywhere you turned you would see posters for events featuring them, you would also hear them on the latest dancehall tapes. We want to give the patrons a chance to relive those glory days by watching these great Deejays perform together. I am sure their performance will be one of the high points at Sting 30,” Laing said. The full lineup for Sting 3o will be announced at a press conference in Jamaica next month. This 30th anniversary celebration will be held under the theme Sting 30, Bring The Sting Jamaica Party 2013.