The Ghetto Splash show returns on December 16 at the Waterhouse Mini Stadium in Kingston. The event, which was held annually between 1989 and 2003, took an 10-year break before making a comeback last year.
According to promoter Patrick Roberts of Shocking Vibes Productions, last year’s show at the same venue was “a massive success” due to the appearance of top dancehall artistes.
“For the first time in their career we had Popcaan and Mavado on the same stage and this year we are pulling out all the stops to have another massive event,” said Roberts.
Roberts told the Jamaica Observer that he has partnered with Downsound Records and Boom Energy Drink for the show which benefits inner-city youth.
During its early years, Ghetto Splash was one of the most anticipated shows on the entertainment calendar. It showcased several acts on the Shocking Vibes roster including Beenie Man, Tonto Metro and Devonte and Snagga Puss.
Roberts said Spragga Benz, Morgan Heritage, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Sizzla, Konshens, Jah Bouks, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Aidonia, Bugle, Popcaan, Ninja Man, Nature, Ishawna, Bling Dawg and the Downsound Crew are among the acts confirmed for this year’s show.