The event promises to be an epic one, bringing good vibes and an overall fun experience to the local entertainment scene.
Bassnectar and Tiësto will headline the festivities with dub legend King Jammy, Zion I, AlunaGeorge, Felix Jaehn and Big Gigantic among the first wave of performers announced for the festival. There are other acts to be confirmed as the date of the event draws closer.
Branded as a festival meant to take electronic music back to its true Jamaican origin, King Jammy had this to say about the upcoming festivities.
“I feel great about EDM coming to Jamaica because most people don’t know it originated here. I am not just an innovator. I am a fan and for my performance, I’m going to perform never before heard tracks with a back-to-the future effect while mixing live on stage. I listen to artists like Bassnectar and it makes me feel good that the dream is still alive and being built upon by today’s talented artists.
Additionally, patrons are also expected to be treated with visits to reggae icon Bob Marley’s birthplace and family tomb, as well as excursions to tour the parish as part of the entertainment package.
Promoters are expecting it to bring nearly 75,000 visitors to the island over the three-day period. Of course, that number could increase as the festival is being held during the highly anticipated spring break period.
Early-bird tickets went on sale Tuesday, November 17th at 10AM EST at the official site, www.paradiselostjamaica.com and general sale commenced on November 23.