ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The 30th staging of Magnum Sting kicks off later today at the Jamworld Entertainment Complex in St Catherine.
A total of eight clashes are expected to take place for a prize purse of half of what was offered last year, $1.5 million.
According to Isaiah Laing, CEO of Supreme Promotions, organisers of Sting, the lyrical battles will be compelling.
“We decided to go back to basics and clashes are what brought Sting to the forefront. The Sting audience loves excitement, so we are doing just that. We will just be having intense lyrical fun within a peaceful environment,” he said.
Facing off in this year’s edition at the Boxing Day stage show are: Gage and Tommy Lee Sparta and Major Mackerel and Wickerman.
Also included in this year’s line-up are Aidonia and dancehall’s newest sensation Gully Bop/Countryman.
Last year, Blak Ryno surprised the Sting crowd when he walked away with $3 million after he dethroned champion Kiprich.
In addition to the local acts, Sting will also feature a number of regional and international dancehall/reggae artistes including Japan’s Ackee and Saltfish, Bermuda’s Imari and England’s Savannah.