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The Shaggy and Friends 2018 benefit concert boast a star-studded lineup of local and international stars.
The concert will be held tonight (January 6) on the lawns of Jamaica House in St. Andrew starting at 8 pm. Tickets range from US$30 to over US$200 and don’t worry, every cent will go towards the Bustamante Hospital for Children ICU unit. There will be no live stream for the event this year unlike previous years, so you can stay tuned to Dancehallhiphop.com for coverage of the charity event.
The lineup for this year’s show features some big names both locally and internationally including Sting, Fetty Wap, Wyclef Jean, Doug E. Fresh, Aidonia, Barrington Levy, Wayne Wonder, Third World and Shaggy himself. There may also be some special guest artists on the show just like previous years.
The best part about the concert is that it’s proceeds will go towards the leading Children’s hospital in the Caribbean, the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Shaggy has been support the hospital for years through the concert which has already raised over US$1.5 million in funding for the institution. “We are as committed to this project as we were when we first staged Shaggy & Friends in 2009,” Shaggy said. “If anything, the fire is burning even brighter. This project has taken over a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is a great experience to be able to partner with our patrons, sponsors, other organisations and dedicated individuals to save the lives of children – our future.”
Shaggy and Friends 2018 full lineup: Shaggy, Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Doug E. Fresh, Aidonia, Third World, Bunji Garlin, Christopher Martin, Shaka Demus & Pliers, Barrington Levy, Shenseea, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Ding Dong, Fay-Ann Lyons, Junior Reid, Dexta Daps, Professor Nuts.
You can watch Shaggy and Friends benefit concert live stream below.
The benefit concerts features an all-star lineup of international and local artists including Shaggy himself, Sting, Fetty Wap, Wyclef Jean, Doug E. Fresh, Aidonia, Barrington Levy, Wayne Wonder, Third World, Christopher Martin, Shenseea, Shaka Demus & Plies, and more. The concert is being held on the lawns of Jamaica House in St. Andrew.
The best part of the annual concert is that 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Bustamante Hospital for Children, an institution that Shaggy and his Make a Difference Foundation adopted since the show’s inception in 2009. Since then the reggae/dancehall star has raised over US$1.5 million for the institution which was used to remodel and buy much needed medical equipment for the hospitals.
Still riding the wave of success coming into the New Year, 4th Genna recording artiste Aidonia continues to reap the rewards from the colossal work he did in 2017.
After being named ‘Deejay of the Year’; also copping the title for ‘Song of the Year’ with his party anthem ‘Yeah Yeah’, via various media outlets. The ‘Hot Tool’ and ‘Banga’ hit-maker is once again in contention for top honours following the recent announcement of the nominations for the 36th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) showcase, set to unfold on Sunday, March 18 at the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, Illinois.
Aidonia is nominated in two categories for ‘Male Deejay of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘Banga’. Though not surprised Aidonia, currently on assignment overseas said he is thankful for the recognition.
“It’s a great look to see all the work we have put in over the past year being recognized by the industry, and to them, we extend our gratitude. Of course, I cannot forget my team and the fans without whom none of this would be possible.”
Scheduled to return to the island later this week after delivering stellar performances in St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos and Guyana over the festive season, the 4th Genna boss is looking forward to making his debut on the highly publicized Shaggy and Friends annual benefit concert which gets on the way this Saturday, January 6th on the prestigious Lawns of Jamaica House.
“Anything that is going to positively impact our society and help to bring about change, I am always in support of that. So being a part of this endeavour by Shaggy was a no-brainer” – Aidonia explained.
Among the confirmed acts are Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Christopher Martin, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Shenseea, Barrington Levy, Third World, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Capleton, Professor Nuts and Wayne Wonder.