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November 29, 2012
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Stellar package for Sting 2012
Andre' Williams, STAR Writer

'The Truth' is the theme that the organisers of this year's 29th staging of Sting have chosen. Supreme Promotions and their major partner this year, Downsound Records, say this year's Sting boasts a stellar package that they advocate will pull thousands to Jam World come December 26.

Launched last evening at the Wyndham hotel, the stakeholders, artistes and media were out in numbers to see first hand what the greatest one night reggae show on earth would bring to the table for 2012.

Though things got off to a late start, if one were a tourist to the happenings at Sting 2012 launch, you would easily mistake last night's encounter for the actual Boxing Day event, due to the large gathering that filled the hotel ballroom.

Though no clashes were announced, hosts for the night Miss Kitty and Jenny Jenny gave the audience an amusing dancing clash. Kitty got down to business with Slim vs Fluffy while Jenny Jenny sat down to Gyal Siddung.

For the first time in recent memory, the organisers of the show unveiled the Sting poster at the launch.

The show is divided into six categories, comprising - 12 Disciples of Dancehall, Best of Reggae, Independent Ladies, The Fantastic Four, Three the Hard Way and Next Generation.

The 12 disciples include the likes of Tommy Lee Sparta, Sizzla, Busy Signal (performing at 12:50 a.m.), Ninja Man, KipRich, Aidonia and Mavado. In the Best of Reggae, patrons will see Romain Virgo, Gyptian, Etana, Chuck Fenda and Lutan Fyah.

Representing the Independent Ladies are Spice, Ishawna, Gaza Slim and Stylish. Chronixx and Ibamar rest among the Fantastic Four while John Holt, George Nooks and Errol Dunkley represent Three the Hard Way.

The line-up is complete with the set of Next Generation entertainers poised to make impact in the near future.

Joe Bagdanovich, CEO of Downsound Records, the man with the 'boxes of money', spoke to THE STAR and declared this staging of Sting 2012, the year of great entertainment.

Bagdanovich said, "Sting 2012 is gonna be great with a mad party vibe, celebrities, Busy Signal's return, great clashes and real strong entertainment."

Supreme Promotions and Downsound Records told the gathering that they did what it took to have recently released entertainer Busy Signal back onstage in Jamaica, after almost five years.

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