Major Lazer Returns To Kingston, Jamaica December 20th, 2013


F*#K we are so excited to hear that EDM/Dancehall & Reggae super group Major Lazer will be back for another electrifying performance on Friday December 20th 2013.

Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire, are set to light up the Christmas season with their second live performance this year in Kingston, Jamaica.

Coming off a hugely successful year which began with a sold-out concert at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus in January, the event saw dancehall sounds Chromatic and DJ/producer Mario C play opening sets as well as featuring guest cameos from Popcaan and reggae’s new golden boy Chronixx. For the main event, Diplo and his Major Lazer crew laid down an unforgettable experience in sight and sound — dancers, confetti, crowd surfing and human sized hamster balls included. The unforgettable, sold out performance had patrons drooling for another instalment.

Scenes from Major Lazer LIVE @ UWI January 2013 by o-access JAMAICA
More scenes from Major Lazer LIVE @ UWI January 2013 by o-access JAMAICA

This time around The New Mas Camp will play host to Major Lazer and the performers are committed to deliver a performance bigger and better than their last. Major Lazer frontman, Diplo stated, “Every time we come to the island whether to vibe and record our music in studio or to perform live we get the greatest showing of love from the industry, the people and the media. This time around we are going to raise the bar to the sky again and give back some of the love Jamaica shows to Major Lazer . Our UWI show was absolutely insane and is one of our best shows we have done anywhere in the world to this day.”

Lazer’s Emcee for Walshy Fire, who started his career with sound-system Black Chiney, is a born and bred Jamaican with the vision of taking reggae and dancehall music to the world and back. Walsh too is seriously excited to be able to do this once again telling us, “When we came here in January and saw the love that the people had for what we are doing, it meant the world to us. We infuse elements of Jamaican and Caribbean music into our productions and remixes so it’s the most important thing to get the love at home ‘inna our backyaad’. We are going to deliver something special with even more surprises and crazy performances to change the game once again. Jamaica can expect more of our crazy energy but just turned waaaaaay up”

Dream Entertainment Director and MAJOR LAZER LIVE Event Curator Kamal Bankay who himself has been a fan of the MAJOR LAZER movement from the early days said, “I’m truly honoured to be given the opportunity to work with these guys and produce a show of this magnitude. As a true fan of Jamaican music and Electronic Dance Music, my dream is to fuse both cultures into the greatest ‘onepot’ of entertainment. My dream is to bring the international performers to Jamaica to deliver unique shows as well as eventually creating an experience on the island that patrons from all over the Caribbean and the world will fly to our island for. Delivering truly unique experiences like this helps Jamaica as a country to grow our global footprint in the popular mainstream music industry. Movements like this put our local artists in places, on stages that are reserved for the biggest and best pop music stars. We intend to deliver to you the most amazing production elements you would have seen in Jamaica and then some…”

Very limited early bird tickets go on sale  November 15th for $2000 JMD and can be bought at Ribbiz Ultra-lounge at the Acropolis Gaming Center Barbican, in Kingston Jamaica. The event will be drinks inclusive beginning at 8pm sharp.

Stay tuned to OAJ’s Facebook & Twitter pages for updates & give-aways.

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