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Reggae on the Hill 2008

April 28, 2008

The fourth annual Reggae On The Hill at Farley Hill National Park, St Peter, attracted an excited 13 000 plus yesterday.

The hot and humid conditions competed with the sizzling performances from international artistes as patrons used bottled water and makeshift fans to cool down from both.

From early, hundreds began streaming into the historic site laden with baskets and coolers, stopping briefly to undergo the tight security measures at the gates.

Brightly coloured clothing was the wear of the day, with most of the women preferring orange, pink and yellow garments and the really bold ones carrying colour-coordinated hairstyles.

Hundreds of flags adorned the hills with many waving the Rastafarian flag of Judah as each brethren took to the stage.

Jamaican artiste Tarrus Riley was one of the many who graced the stage, thrilling the fans with I Will Stay With You and the massively popular She’s Royal.

Soaking it up

Among those soaking up the sweet music was Prime Minister David Thompson, his wife Mara and their daughters Oya and Misha over at his special VIP tent.

Although he didn’t have a favourite performer, Thompson
who arrived around 1:45 p.m.
said he has been attending the event since its inception and intended to again enjoy

Also in the tent with him were Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Care, Patrick Todd; Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley; Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly Kenneth Best; personal assistant George Pilgrim; and Permanent Secretary Carson Browne, among others.

Co-promoter Al Gilkes, of FAS Entertainment, said the event had continued to be a popular one and was in keeping with the average numbers over the last four years.

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Gilkes said although much space had been lost to the fenced in ruins, vendors still reported great sales. He said he was pleased there had been no major incidents and that traffic control had been great, and praised Barbadians for their exemplary behaviour.


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