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December 6, 2013
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Magnum to fuel Sting 30

State Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Damion Crawford, with the Magnum Girls at Sting 30 launch. - Contributed photos

Wray and Nephew's Marketing Director, Gary Dixon, speaking at the Sting 30 launch.

Sting 30 Strategic Partners (from left) Gary Dixon, Josef Bogdanovich, Isaiah Laing, and Howard McIntosh.

After 29 years, the greatest one-night reggae and dancehall show on Earth, Sting, has attracted hundreds of talented artistes to its stage along with millions of viewers and numerous corporate sponsors.

Fast-forward to the 30th staging of this, the most anticipated stage show on the reggae-dancehall calendar, has now been now boosted with the return of Magnum Tonic Wine to fuel Sting 30.

Strategic adviser to the Sting 30 Board, Howard McIntosh, says this partnership is vital for the survival of the show. "Corporate partnership is the life and blood of the event. It is what makes the engine roll. Required partnerships and support are necessary to making the event and industry survive. The show suffered over the past two years without strategic partners as a partnership allows us to leverage the possibilities that the brand brings," McIntosh said.

perfect partner

"This year, Magnum Tonic Wine has demonstrated its support for Jamaican culture by coming on-board as the presenting sponsor for Sting 30. Magnum is a perfect partner, and we are happy to have them back. Magnum was on-board for our 20th staging, and we are all elated that they are back with us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and are looking forward to a continued partnership for many years to come."

Over the last 11 years, Magnum Tonic Wine invested significantly in Jamaican culture with partnerships such as Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall, Magnum Containa Satdaz, The Star's Magnum All-Star Face-Off and their regular Magnum roadshows, which all promote the Dancehall art form.

Marketing Director, Wines & Spirits at J. Wray & Nephew Limited, Gary Dixon, explained why Magnum Tonic Wine decided to partner with Sting 30. "Sting is a boss show and Magnum is a boss drink, so this partnership makes sense. Magnum is deeply associated with true and authentic Jamaican culture, and Sting embodies that culture and gives it a stage for the world to see," he said.

safe environment

"We are working with Supreme Promotions and Downsound Records to ensure that Sting 30 is a responsible event, and as such, all patrons and artistes are expected to be on their best behaviour. The organisers will be implementing all the necessary plans and procedures so that all our patrons will enjoy dancehall in a clean, responsible, and safe environment."

For 2013, Magnum Tonic Wine will be presenting American rapper 2 Chainz, Gully Gad Movado, and the much anticipated return of Dan Dadda Super Cat.

Magnum will also be doing several Sting 30 ticket giveaways on radio and through social media. Magnum advises Twitter fans to follow the buzz with #MagnumStings for news, prizes, and giveaways.

The 30th staging of the greatest one-night reggae/dancehall show on Earth has added immense value to its product by making this authentic cultural experience available to millions around the globe via pay-per view. This revitalised venture has not only reattracted corporate sponsors like Magnum Tonic Wine, but has also brought on-board a most valuable asset in the Jamaica Tourist Board, which believes that Sting is a critical event to Jamaica's tourism.

The excitement builds around the December 26 event with a stellar line-up featuring 2 Chainz, Super Cat, Movado, Ninja Man, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Sizzla, Kiprich, and many more of the hottest reggae and dancehall acts.

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