Wyclef Jean To Perform At America’s Cup

May 19, 2017 | 24 Comments

The organisers of the 35th America’s Cup announced that Wyclef Jean, the three-time Grammy Award-winning entertainer, will perform on the Main Stage of the America’s Cup Village in Dockyard on Saturday 27th May.

The announcement said, “All tickets that gain entry into the America’s Cup Village will give access to Wyclef Jean’s performance and the full day of racing and America’s Cup Village experiences on offer. Go now to www.americascup.com/tickets to book your place in the America’s Cup Village to see day two of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers race action and the late afternoon performance by Wyclef Jean.

“In addition to the announcement that Wyclef Jean will be performing in the America’s Cup Village on 27th May, the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA] have also announced that nearly all America’s Cup Village spectator experiences are now sold out for day one of the 35th America’s Cup.

Wyclef Jean May 19 2017

“There are still very limited numbers of Spectator Boat and Longtail Lounge tickets for 26th May available, but the news that day one is now very nearly sold out will only serve to increase demand for tickets for day two of the 35th America’s Cup, Saturday 27th May. Anyone considering attending the America’s Cup Village is urged to book their place now via www.americascup.com/tickets

Speaking about his forthcoming appearance as part of the America’s Cup Concert Series this summer, Wyclef said, “I had my first taste of the America’s Cup in Chicago in June 2016 at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event. I went out on the water while they were racing and nothing prepares you for just how fast, and how cool, those boats are.

“Now I’m coming to Bermuda where I’ll have the chance to be part of the America’s Cup show on Saturday 27th May and I cannot wait! If you haven’t already, book your tickets now and I’ll see you in the America’s Cup Village.”

Wyclef Jean first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees, the trio that also included Lauryn Hill and Pras. Jean is Pras’s cousin and a fellow Haitian immigrant to the US.

The group’s debut album, Blunted on Reality, peaked at No. 49 on the U.S. Hot 100 and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Their sophmore album – The Score – sold over 18 million copies worldwide, eventually becoming a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning album.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Thought they might have used a more ‘nautical’ entertainer like Jimmy Buffet but OK.

    • Breathe says:

      Translation: Does this guy really “fit” with the image of the AC ? Say it…

      • Maybe they trying to attract a certain segment.

      • Mike Hind says:

        You are ignorant of one of the most popular living entertainers of our time, yet you feel that you should comment on this topic?
        You’re a clown.

        You are exactly what’s wrong with Bermuda right now.

        • Popular in your culture, unkown in mine.
          Thats like me telling you about Queen Ifrica.
          Kinda immature of you to call someone names because they’re not familiar with your culture.

          • Mike Hind says:

            Oh, I know about Queen Ifrica. It figures you consider a bigot who makes homophobic statements a part of your culture. Her music is good, though.

            Oh, wait. I’m white. I don’t know nothing about reggae, right?

            And I didn’t call you names. I described you.

    • EB says:

      No one knows who he is but google tells me his name is spelled Buffett, not Buffet. Not much of a fan, are you?

  2. Reality Check 2017 says:

    I thought the ACBDA wasn’t bringing in any overseas talent to perform for the AC – - that’s what was stated and what I was told when I attended the performer’s meeting – - interesting.

    • BDA_T says:

      That’s what I remember from the meeting as well.

    • Meh. says:

      Maybe the ACEA did it

    • Mike Hind says:

      Really? Cuz the ones I went to, they said they didn’t know yet and hadn’t planned yet.

      • Which translates, we’re bringing in someone.
        Kinda like Alternative Facts.
        LMAO

        • Mike Hind says:

          So… you’re saying that “Reality Check” is wrong? Or what?
          What ARE you saying? It’s so hard to tell with you.

    • Just the facts says:

      Are you as good as Wyclef Jean?
      Do you bring in as many tickets sales as him?
      Do you appeal to all demographics like him?

      I may actually buy a ticket for this day just to see him. Get it?

  3. puzzled says:

    Jimmy Buffet does Seagull races.
    As for “nautical” it’s a race. Why bring race into it as I know where your going on that heading.

  4. nerema says:

    Which performer’s meeting?

  5. Unbelievable says:

    Oh lord…y’all a bunch of complainers. Jesus.

  6. George says:

    Wyclef is a fairly ordinary result to be honest and disappointing. Organizers were clearly struggling and thus the reason we hear about it a week beforehand

  7. JohnBoy says:

    Will he have a pushup challenge as he did the last time he was here? I think he did about 100.

  8. Janice says:

    The should get Wayne to sing “I’m every woman” that should fill the place. ……….with laughter

  9. Vamos says:

    I like Wyclef, but definitely not particularly current!

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