Supreme Promotions recently announced that there will be no Sting concert this year and listed some of the reasons behind pulling the plug.
“Headline artists… the last two, three years the headline acts just wasn’t there so there was no crowd at Sting,” said Heavy D, one of the principals of Supreme Promotions in an interview with Winford Williams of Onstage.
Incarcerated superstar Vybz Kartel, one of utmost important headline acts, is reportedly being blamed due to his absence from Dancehall.
“Since Kartel gone its sad but the headline move, so we can’t get back that type of headline right now,” Heavt D stated.
“You can have 50 artists to work but if you don’t have two [headline artists] the other 48 don’t count,” he added.
It is being said that the main reason behind Sting’s demise is that acts don’t want to work with promoters because they are known for not paying well.
The event promoters also revealed that certain artists shy away from the show because they are afraid of the audience.
“It is known worldwide that Sting is the hardest audience to please, because from you put your first foot forward and open your mouth you will get the boo or give you the bottles,” Isaiah Laing said.
Sting has been Jamaica’s core Dancehall stage show with some of the biggest names in industry including acts like Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Ninja Man, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Mavado and Popcaan.
This year’s staging would been the concert’s 33rd.