Intrendsik Promotions, a group of young and innovative professionals, last Wednesday evening launched their inaugural production, In2ition, at Montego Bay’s Pier One.
Clearly, quite a bit of thought has been put into conceptualizing, In2ition, billed as the “exclusive soca and dancehall event” and which will feature internationally acclaimed soca and dancehall acts performing on two separate stages.
Scheduled for October 27 at Catherine Hall in the second city, In2ition joins the elite group of trend-setting concerts for which Montego Bay has become fashionable. As explained by Intrendsik director, Marlene Bailey, “Intuition is really two concerts showcasing two different genres of music, on two completely different stages, in the same venue, with one cover charge.”
Another director, Seretse ‘Mikey’ Bell, unveiled the artiste lineup, which includes I-Octane, Machel, Konshens, Destra, Lil Rick, Lady Saw, Tommy Lee, Patrice Roberts, Aidonia, Farmer Nappy Jahvinci, Shal Marshall, Demarco, Super Jigga Cubanis, Seanizzle and Jr Daine.
“All the soca acts will be on one stage, while the dancehall acts will be on a different stage,” Bell emphasised, adding that InTrendsik was going all out to ensure top class entertainment and value for money.
He outlined the range of entry packages, from ‘regular’ to VVIP, with In2ition patrons having the option of purchasing pre-sold tickets for a limited time at a special rate at Paymaster outlets islandwide. For ‘Regular’entry, the cost will be $5,000 presold and $5,500 at the gate, with an additional $1,000 for special assigned parking; for VIP the price is $8,500 presold and $9,000 at the gate; and V-VIP patrons will pay $11,500 presold and $13,000 at the gate. Free assigned parking is included in both VIP packages.
He informed the media that a special In2ition drink will be created by Chef Brian Lumley, who will also prepare the signature meal for patrons in the VVIP section.
Guest speaker at Wednesday’s event was none other than the affable Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Hariis, who welcomed the promoters to his city. Obviously keen on opening his gates to events that will have a positive effect on the image of Mo Bay, the mayor of that tourist town declared that he was delighted to have In2ition join the stellar lineup of music festivals hosted in the second city.
“My office will do everything in our power to assist with in ensuring the success of this concert, not only for 2012, but in the years ahead,” Mayor Harris pledged.
A host of media practitioners from Mo Bay, Kingston and beyond, turned out to the event and were feted in fine style, which included a sail around the pier on a catamaran laden with food and drinks and pumping soca music from the upper deck and blasting dancehall music on the lower deck.
The launch was hosted by Intrendsik director Terri-Ann Guyah, and a late-arriving Miss Kitty, whose vibes were purely infectious. Special guest at the launch was Lady Saw, one of the headline acts for In2ition. Exuding lots of charm and personality, Lady Saw was dressed in a close fitting pants with sky high blue suede shoes and sporting waist length hair, While on board, she gave guests a taste of what to expect at In2ition on October 27 at Catherine Hall.