Third World To Perform At America’s Cup Village

June 24, 2017 | 36 Comments

Third World Bermuda June 24 2017Third World, the Jamaican reggae legends who first formed in 1973, will bring their “reggae-fusion” to the Main Stage at the America’s Cup Village after racing has concluded on Sunday 25th June.

“Celebrating 43 years, Third World is one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences,” the organisers said.

“Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion”.

Third World’s history includes 10 Grammy nominations and a catalogue of charted smash hits, including “Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love”, spanning over four decades, sold-out tours and a vibrant and loyal fan base.

Sunday 25th June is the fourth day of competition in the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, and will see Oracle Team USA, Defender of the America’s Cup, continue their battles with Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand from 2.00pm on Bermuda’s Great Sound.

After the action finishes on the Great Sound, all eyes will turn to the America’s Cup Village Main Stage where Third World will be the headline act in a range of entertainment that will continue until the America’s Cup Village closes at 7.00pm.

Speaking ahead of the band’s America’s Cup Concert Series performance, Cat Coore said, “We are super energized to be invited to jam with all the racers , crew and attendees at the Americas Cup in Bermuda on Sunday June 25th. Every time we touch down in Hamilton, it feels like we are coming home, so we welcome being back in your arms, Bermuda.

“We are looking forward to taking in race four with Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand battling it out ,as well as walking on the pink sand beaches, having a Dark ‘n Stormy and performing all the hits and entertaining you.”

A limited number of tickets for Sunday 25th June at the America’s Cup Village are still available now from $50 via www.americascup.com/tickets.

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  1. Karen says:

    Wow! Can’t wait to hear them!

    • sage says:

      True, I wonder if the lyrics will just fly over peoples heads, reggae music is about the message. 96 degrees in the shade is a song about the Morant Bay rebellion and Paul Bogle the Jamaican National Hero who lead protests for equality and justice and was hanged in 1865 by the British who were trying to maintain control of Jamaica which became a Crown Colony in 1866, I can see all the billionaires dancing and singing along to that particular tune.
      “Why does the rich man keep craving for more?” Third World, Freedom Song.

    • All these last minute artist looks like desperation for lost revenue.

  2. Coffee says:

    The main guy died . I don’t want to see them now . I’d like to remember them like when I saw them for the first time at BAA field in ’78 or ’79 .

    I’ll pass on this one .

    Enjoy the show .

  3. Waste waste waste says:

    Will these folks just doggone well stop wasting our money. Stop the spending. U r wasting our money. Ugh.

    • Trying to make up $$$ cause AC didn’t make the qouter, now they’re using black artists to draw the black crowd. SMFH

      • Kevin says:

        its amazing how some people actually think . but here is something to chew on
        this AC will be the single biggest contributer to our economy that this island will ever see and it will make millions …..lets see how did the EB music festival do ……guess its quite clear

      • Ummm what says:

        Pardon? 1. Are you suggesting that black artists are subpar because thats racist. 2. Its been sold out for ages so explain how announcing an act after its sold out will draw crowds.

      • Mmmmmm
        Good observation.

      • Spectator says:

        hard to meet quoter inna…

      • Andrew says:

        some people are never happy. Complaining because AC booking black artists. If they used White artists they would complain about that too. SMH

      • aceboy says:

        Nonsense.

        Absolute nonsense.

    • Zevon says:

      Why do you care? It’s not your money.

      Believe it or not, there is a world class event going on here right under your nose. You’re obviously too stupid to admit it.

    • wahoo says:

      Maybe they found the $800M so money is no object. That is unlikely because the $800M is long gone but the hunt will go on so watch out. Tear all the pamphlets out of a candidates hands and threaten all you want the people want justice and everyday it becomes clear that the plp are desperate to get in so they can cover up some history.

    • Digger says:

      Take a look around and look at the $$$ being spent by the super rich which will make this a money making event unlike the money wasted on a Beyonce concert. Just a reminder that the Bermuda Music Festival only put us deeper in debt. Also its the event organization that is bringing in these performers not the OBA

    • Ummm what says:

      Its americas cup money not bermudas silly…

  4. OBA Strategy says:

    Third World, take the money

    And on stage tell the people to vote PLP!

  5. wahoo says:

    That would be good but third world would need to tell people why and there is no good reason to vote plp.

  6. Upset voter says:

    Of course its our money, the America’s Cup took $77 million and counting of tax payers money to be pulled off. What you thought they came here to be nice!? We had to pay them!!! Now lets see if it paid off!! We are stuck with the bills not them!!

    • ramblings says:

      look what the PLP spent a year in advertising for Tourism with 0 result. AC has brought us value for money. Not only do we get the advertising but we get the tourists here at the same time..

    • wahoo says:

      Any major sporting event is bid on by want to be host countries, it is because there is the expectation that the return on investment will be greater than the original investment. I think you need to get real figures before you throw that $77M around since I think it is less at the moment. Perhaps if you took the time to understand the rationale used you would understand it all a little better. I went to the Third World show and it was amazing, I don’t think I have been so well entertained in a long time and the bonus for me was to see locals and tourists alike all having a great time together it was a safe and happy place to be. Wish the results of the races had been different – that was a bummer.

      Well if PLP get back in perhaps they will resurrect faith based tourism…that was a real winner wasn’t it? Beyoncé must have been a massive return on investment as well.

  7. ImJustSayin says:

    I was the light engineer at the BAA show. I gotta go and see those guys again. They are a great fun bunch to be around.

    • Longtailtoo says:

      It was an awesome show and they are the nicest guys you could ever meet.

  8. John says:

    I dont normally comment but i feel like people need to know and read this so they can understand what it means and what im trying to pass on to them. I love reading people’s comments I just can’t help myself. It’s like an addiction. So in honor of those comments that I have read, I have decided to write my own comment. And it’s all for you. I hope you enjoy reading my comment as much as I have enjoyed writing it. It’s not an interesting comment, but I’m pretty certain you have read the comment up to this point, so you may as well just keep reading right down to the end. And also thank me for wasting your time cause this is very useless comment but you have managed to go through it all and now you probably wondering why did you read it all all because you saw that it all was senseless and had no theme,no passage and nothing interesting about it but for me it’s an honour that you have taken your time to read this all the way down…

  9. garth says:

    only the foolish would support anything to do with this

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