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Yuletide cheer comes to Discovery Bay


It’s that time of year again when Yuletide cheer comes to the town of Discovery Bay, St Ann, courtesy of Canadian-based record label, S-Q Records.

This year, the label, alongside international multimedia company Vision Newspaper, will be hosting the annual Xmas street festival on December 7 at the Farm Town cricket field in Discovery Bay.

The artistes who will be featured on this event will be Little Hero, Sample King, D’Angel, Don Sniper, Loyal Flames, P Zed, Rasta Bogle, Tidal, Chris DeMontague, Lucci Gabana, Jah Bouks, Angele Smith, DJ DC, I Noah, Seanizzle, Zamunda, Jermaine Michael, Lestro, Louie ‘OX’ Rankin aka Teddy Bruckshut, Richie Innocent, Freshess and Oriel.

movie personality

This year’s event will have a special twist as it will be hosted by Jamaican cult movie personality Louie ‘OX’ Rankin from the motion pictures Belly and Shottas. Along with Louie Rankin, the show will be co-hosted by DJ Amber from Irie FM and radio presenter ‘Catman’ from England.

“This is an all-day event, with games for the kids, football matches and live musical entertainment. As usual, there will be lots of giveaways for the kids courtesy of S-Q Records and Vision Newspaper. Over 200 Christmas presents were bought, wrapped and shipped in barrels from Canada for the kids this year,” Lucci Gabana, chief executive officer of S-Q Records, said in a release.

The music for the night will be provided by Outlaw Sounds, with cameos by special guest DJs.

“This year the show will be taped and rebroadcasted in Canada primetime on WIN TV which airs on the Rogers and Bell cable networks. Promotion for this event was done all over the world with a big contest on Toronto radio station G98.7 FM where a lucky winner was rewarded with an all-inclusive trip for two to attend the street festival. This is growing to be a major event,” Gabana said.

Members of the Jamaican diaspora in the UK and North America have already booked their tickets for what some people have dubbed the new-age reggae fest in St Ann.

From all indications, this year promises to be bigger and better than the festivals which have gone before. “It’s going to be incredible,” Gabana said.


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