Amidst the growing excitement for Sumfest, telecommunications company Digicel is looking to add even more to the offerings for patrons this year with the reintroduction of its Mini Stage to sizzle and engage patrons during band breaks. A staple in the festival for over five years, the Digicel Mini stage will be hosted by Digicel Brand Ambassador, Miss Kitty and will feature top acts such as I-Octane and Tifa.
So in addition to the two top acts, the Digicel Rising Star 2013 contestants will get a chance to wow the crowd in their very first live public performance.
I-Octane who has performed on the Digicel Mini Stage for 3 years, said, “I like the idea of supporting upcoming acts and this why I do it every year as a partnership with Digicel. The Mini Stage will give them the opportunity to share the same stage with established artistes as it gives them more confidence and motivation before their own performance in front of a larger crowd.”
As for his performance, I-Octane promises that, “I am a more mature I-Octane this year. I will be bringing a different style of performance but fiery as usual. I am also coming with a different perspective this year. It will be more like bringing down the curtains in harmony and unity.”
The Digicel Mini Stage will be featured during band breaks on all 3 nights of the festival. On Thursday, Dancehall night, the popular and talented Digicel dancers will add extra flavour to the Jamaican dancehall ambiance with scintillating routines, and on Friday night, International Night I, patrons will be treated to another high energy performance by I-Octane. On Saturday, International Night II they can witness the B-A-D-D-E-S-T performance by none other than TIFA.
Tahnida Nunes, Sponsorship Manager for Digicel shared that, “The Digicel Mini Stage is more than a staple at Reggae Sumfest and we’re very proud to always being able to add value to the Sumfest experience. It’s something that patrons look forward to as they expect the entertainment and the whole vibe of the festival to continue right throughout the night and it will do just that this year.” With the stage being hosted by Miss Kitty, Nunes also said, “We’re also very excited about this year as we get to feature three of our popular entertainment Brand Ambassadors plus provide a platform for the Digicel Rising Stars performers to win the hearts of the Sumfest crowd and ultimately increase their voting fan base with their performances. It’s going to be a very exciting year and we’re truly looking forward to it.”
Patrons can also get memorabilia autographed by some of their favourite personalities side stage as I-Octane, Tifa and Ms. Kitty will be on hand to interact with and engage patrons at the festival.