Tiesto, Bassnectar Set To Headline Jamaica's 'Paradise Lost' EDM Festival
November 10, 2015 at 12:23 PM (PT)
DJ TIESTO and BASSNECTAR are set to headline PARADISE LOST 2016, JAMAICA's first three-day EDM festival and SPRING break experience, MARCH 10th through 12th, 2016 in OCHO RIOS at GRIZZLY'S PLANTATION COVE.
"Early Bird" ticket sales begin NOVEMBER 17th at 10a (EST) for registered users of www.paradiselostjamaica.com and tickets will go on-sale to the public NOVEMBER 23rd at 10a (EST).
Main Stage headliners will include BASSNECTAR (MARCH 11th) and TIESTO (MARCH 12th) with additional performances by ALUNAGEORGE, AUDIEN, BIG GIGANTIC, FELIX JAEHN, KING JAMMY, LANCE HERBSTRONG, NATALLI RIZE, ZION I, with others to be announced. CASABLANCA RECORDS will curate a luxurious beachfront stage which will feature CAROLINE D'AMORE, GAZZO and PRINCE FOX.
JAMAICAN and legendary dub producer KING JAMMY commented, "I feel great about EDM coming to JAMAICA because most people don't know it originated here. I am not just an innovator, I am a fan and for my performance I'm going to perform never-before-heard tracks with a back-to-the future effect while mixing live on stage. I listen to artists like BASSNECTAR and it makes me feel good that the dream is still alive and being built upon by today's talented artists."
The 135-acre GRIZZLY'S PLANTATION COVE in ST. ANN was chosen because of the natural beauty of the land, but more significantly its rich cultural history as the birthplace of BOB MARLEY, MARCUS GARVEY, BURNING SPEAR and SHABBA RANKS. It was there that LEE SCRATCH PERRY discovered THE WAILERS.
Event partner and PARADISE LOST spokesperson JASON NEWMAN said: "PARADISE LOST will host 75,000 visitors ages 18-49 over the three-day period, and as for the economic impact the event will bring to JAMAICA, an estimated 2300 jobs will accompany the festival with millions of dollars in revenues being generated. We are thrilled to bring tourists to the island and bring JAMAICAN culture and hospitality to the festival community."