Concerts: Jah Cure, Beenie Man, Sanchez, More

May 30, 2016

Cup Match Summer Splash — dubbed as “the largest concert event of the year” — is set to see the ‘One Love One Life’ concert held on July 23 and the ‘Cup Match Eve’ concert on July 27, with performers to include Beenie Man, Jah Cure, Sanchez, Collie Buddz, Walshy Fire and more.

A spokesperson said, “Cup Match Summer Splash, dubbed as ‘the largest concert event of the year,’ annually attracting over 7,000 patrons for the two shows. The production team consisting of Veterans in Action and 441 Productions deliver world-class entertainers who are in huge demand in Bermuda.

“Highlights from the past three years include: Beres Hammond, Collie Buddz, New Kingston and Uzimon in 2013. Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Farmer Nappy, Patrice Roberts and Machel Montano in 2014. Barrington Levy, Morgan Heritage, Madd Spider, Skratch Bastid and Global sensation Major Lazer performed in 2015.


“The goal of the promoters has always been to book headliners that will continue to appeal to a wide demographic of Bermudians, and this year is no different. The production team has assembled another impressive line up for Cup Match Summer Splash.

“Cup Match starts in the City of Hamilton with the first event the One Love One Life concert on the Saturday July 23rd the weekend before Cup Match, which is actually when the holiday starts for most Bermudians!

“Headlining the show are two outstanding reggae artists; Grammy nominated Jah Cure and Bermuda’s own Collie Buddz. Host for the night is Jabba from Hot 97 in New York City. Also included in the line up are local sound systems Stalwart and SoulJAHOne who will be performing a dub plate expo for the patrons.

Beenie Man’s ‘King of the Dancehall’

“Local entertainers will be Ali Malik and Ramon Clarke, with DJ’s Juggling J and Blackstar.

“The Cup Match Eve concert on Wednesday July 27th will deliver an action packed, high energy event, something all patrons crave on the eve of our most significant cultural holiday. The headliner will be Grammy award winning artist and King of the Dancehall Beenie Man with the Zagga Zow band.

“Beenie Man is known for bringing energetic long performances. Each headliner will be travelling with their own band, enabling tailored, production quality that patrons have come to expect from Summer Splash.

“It has been two decades since reggae legend Sanchez has been to Bermuda. Everyone on the island loves his music and his performance skills are still at the top of his game. He recently stole the show at Rebel Salute in Jamaica and is headlining Sumfest in Montego Bay the weekend prior to Cup Match.

Bermuda’s Collie Buddz ‘Come Around’

“Cup Match Eve would not be complete without two of the most in demand DJ’s in the world. Both were a part of Cup Match Summer Splash 2015 and are no strangers to Bermudas shores. Walshy Fire is a member of the EDM sensation Major Lazer and has been to the island many times as a DJ with Black Chiney.

“Skratch Bastid, a judge for the global Red Bull #Style DJ contest has performed on over ten occasions. Local DJ’s for the night will be Rusty G and Blackstar. Additionally, local performer Olivia Hamilton will be performing, and your host for the evening will be Bermuda’s own Nadanja.

“An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the strength of amazing local partners and vendors. The City of Hamilton, Digicel Bermuda, Goslings, Dunkleys and the Supermarket have been major sponsors since the inception of the event.

“Vendors include Great Sound and lighting, Undercover Tents, MB Electrical Technology, Bermuda Sanitation and Engineering, Class Act Designs, Watlington Water, Bermuda Scaffolding, BCM Mc Alpine, KJ&K Security, Positive Energy, Wilks Catering and BDA tix.

Jah Cure’s ‘Never Find’

“Ticket packages are now available online only at The first 500 general admission packages are $100, which gets you admission to both July 23rd and July 27th events. 100 VIP packages are available for $300 each, which also gets you into both events.

“The VIP section will have exclusive access to the front of the stage, tented private bars, bathrooms and catering. The ticket includes a plate of food, bottle of water and a welcome drink.

“Individual tickets will be released at a later date. General admission tickets are $85 for each show and $200 for VIP.”

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  1. frank says:

    looking for promoters who can bring r&b and soul show to Bermuda
    reggae is cool but there are other types of shows out there

    • Real Deal says:

      I say no to the illuminati. R&B? you want to bring R-Kelly here so the new cup match triple-X-tape has back ground music? got to p any one?

    • PBanks says:

      Every now and then you’ll hear about a R&B personality performing in Bermuda, but I don’t think the audience/demand in Bermuda is as high for those performers as it is for soca/dancehall/reggae personalities.

    • Mr. B says:

      If you look at the price tags for rnb artist vs Caribbean based artist you will understand the demand here isn’t enough to cover the price tag. Stage lights and audio equipment alone is 100k that doesn’t include the artist or their rider, nor hotels plane tickets etc.

    • John S says:

      Let me know when there is a good one planned that isn’t showcasing a 1970′s – 1980′s singer.
      Current R&B artists command upwards of $250,000 – $500,000. And those are second tier artists.
      unfortunately, we don’t have a large enough population to support these acts. Or we could, if 4000 people were willing to pay $200 – $250 per ticket. That’s not even VIP. Someone said it, the quarter to half a million is just for performing. You haven’t paid for them to get here, house, transport and pay for the set up costs. The only reason we were able to get Beyonce and Alicia is by spending millions of the taxpayers money with zero return on investment. How is that Music Fest looking? Oh, it doesn’t exist anymore. Too bad.

  2. Silver bullet says:

    Illuminated are already here since 1609….

  3. goldfish says:

    gucci mane

  4. bermyboy says:

    Another great lineup! Kudos to the organizers!

  5. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Hope it’s not Goslings on the bar though…

  6. Soca Warrior says:

    I do enjoy reggae and will probably attend but whatever happened to soca shows on cup match eve? A soca show gets people in a party mood…

  7. kim says:

    young thug and future

  8. Miguelito says:

    Looking forward to de show!