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Cinnamon Life Presents Colombo Music Festival

The Colombo Music Festival presented by Cinnamon Life was the first event of its kind in the island, with four legends of Reggae and dancehall - Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Big Mountain and Diana King coming together with some of Sri Lanka’s best local talent to present a Caribbean Night. The Festival was yet another initiative by Cinnamon Life toredefine the city’s entertainment profile and will stand as an annual showcase of some of the popular genres in music. Designed to be a multi-faceted event, this newestaddition to its portfolio, will deliver a contemporary festival experience with a truly global feel. With its top-of-the-line set up, line-ups and many innovative touch-points, the festival will leave a lasting imprint on the city and will also give audiences a glimpse of what Cinnamon Life represents – the very epitome of vibrancy, exclusivity and inspired living in modern South Asia.

 

The Colombo Music Festival 2018 - ‘Caribbean Night’

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Sri Lanka’s biggest one-day musical festival is to hit the country, for the first time ever! The Colombo Music Festival 2018 will be an extraordinary night of unique entertainment, with its ‘Caribbean Night’ theme, featuring some of the legends of reggae-fusion and dancehall such as Diana King, Shaggy, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain.

Debuting in August, this annual event, with its state-of-the-art set up, unforgettable line-up and innovative engagements, will give a contemporary festival experience with a truly global feel, redefining the city’s concept of entertainment. It is a glimpse of what Cinnamon Life represents best – the very epitome of vibrancy, exclusivity and inspired living in modern South Asia.

The Colombo Music Festival 2018 - ‘Caribbean Night’

Sri Lanka’s biggest one-day musical festival is to hit the country, for the first time ever! The Colombo Music Festival 2018 will be an extraordinary night of unique entertainment, with its ‘Caribbean Night’ theme, featuring some of the legends of reggae-fusion and dancehall such as Diana King, Shaggy, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain.

Debuting in August, this annual event, with its state-of-the-art set up, unforgettable line-up and innovative engagements, will give a contemporary festival experience with a truly global feel, redefining the city’s concept of entertainment. It is a glimpse of what Cinnamon Life represents best – the very epitome of vibrancy, exclusivity and inspired living in modern South Asia.


Festival Details

Date - 18TH August 2018

Time - 1501hrs - 2359hrs

Venue Name - Havelock Sports Club Grounds

Venue Address - 10, Park Lane, Colombo, 5 Sri Lanka

Gates Open at 3 pm and Music Starts at 4.30 pm


Line up

Start Times End Times Artists/DJ Location
1501 1545 To be Announced Pavilion Stage
1545 1645 To be Announced Pavilion Stage
1650 1750 To be Announced Pavilion Stage
1755 1855 Warm Up Slot Main Stage
1900 2000 Big Mountain Main Stage
2005 2105 Diana King Main Stage
2110 2240 Maxi Priest Main Stage
2245 2359 Shaggy Main Stage

The Artistes

Diana King

Bold revolutionary and fusion star - Renowned for her unique fusion of reggae and dancehall – a distinct brew of genres, Diana King is a Jamaican singer and songwriter who has made her mark with her incredible vocal ability and her very own brand of music. Her hit single “Shy Guy” brought her worldwide fame in 1995, along with other hits such as “Summer Breezin” and “L-I-lies” and her remake of “I Say a Little Prayer” was featured on the soundtrack of “My Best Friend’s Wedding”. She has also collaborated with some of the music industry’s biggest names including Notorious BIG, Brian McKnight and Celine Dion.

 

Shaggy

A crossover sensation who took dancehall reggae mainstream: - Emerging in the ‘90s, Shaggy shot to fame with hits such as “Oh Carolina”, “Mr. Boombastic”, "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel”. Taking dancehall reggae to audiences across the world, he rose to become one of the genre’s most commercially potent artists in the international market. Even though he has visited Sri Lanka before, he always has new content and songs to perform and he is an artist whose constant collaborations, and ever-evolving work, have kept him relevant and enabled him to sustain a career that has spanned across decades.

 

Maxi Priest

A blend of reggae and R&B that rocked the world - An English reggae vocalist with Jamaican roots, Maxi Priest is best known for his songs that fuse reggae with R&B. His tracks “Some Guys Have All the Luck” and “Wild World” topped the charts in several countries in the ‘80s, making him one of the first international artists to break through and achieve success in this genre.

 

Big Mountain

The band who shot to stardom - Best known for their iconic single, a cover of Peter Frampton’s “Baby I Love Your Way”, Big Mountain took a more commercialized version of Jamaican music to the American mainstream in the early ‘90. The band first reached the charts with their song "Touch My Light" in 1993, which was taken from their debut album Wake Up. Other popular songs that the band performed, which reached the Billboards included “Get Together”, “Touch My Light” and “Sweet Sensual Love”. To the band's credit, though, its three albums contain reggae roots music combined with only several R&B covers, and the lineup includes two Jamaicans with excellent credentials: rhythm guitarist, Tony Chin and drummer, Santa Davis.


The Experiences

1. Free Movement Pass

Price - LKR7, 500

Entitlements - Party anywhere, anytime you wish. The FM Pass allows you to enjoy the night from any part of the ground at any point of the event.

2. Cloud 9 Platform

Price - LKR15, 000

Entitlements - To enjoy an elevated music experience come aboard the Cloud 9 Platform. This platform offers you priority FnB service with Bottle deals you would not want to miss.

3. VIP Pit

Price - LKR30, 000

Entitlements - Up close and at arm’s reach from your favorite stars, but yet able to catch a break in between performances. Feel a part of the Elite! The VIP pit offers you an unparalleled experience with prime viewing and exclusive FnB services to help you and your entourage own the night with your own table.


Contact us

Call us on +94 71 711 8111

Email us on events@cinnamonhotels.com


The Excitement

The Map

floor plan

Main stage

Multiple stages constructed with state-of-the-art technology to feature the international headliners and core local talents.

 

Pavilion Stage

Reggae has known to inspire generations and genres ranging from dancehall to soca. Catch some of your favorite homegrown talent take on the genre with a twist you would not want to miss.

 

Other

To add vibrancy and another experiential dimension to the festival, paint balling, zorb balls and soap football will brighten up the event, in addition to the activity stalls stationed.


The Energy

On-site food and beverage stalls will ensure that festival-goers can purchase and stock up on food, snacks and drinks such as alcoholic beverages and even bottled water to keep yourself happy and hydrated throughout the duration of the event.

Food or beverages from outside are not allowed into the venue. For safety reasons there will be checkpoints at the entrances to the festival to ensure glass bottles or metal containers are not taken into the grounds at any point.


The Help

Entrances

Multiple entrances will be provided for entering the venue within the duration of the event. A map of the site will also be made available at the entrances, to help you find your way around the venue.

 

Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities are freely available at several points of the festival site and all will be kept clean on a regular basis.

 

First Aid

Emergency services will be kept on stand by with traffic police clearances enabling our team to react and coordinate efficiently during an emergency.

 

Disability Access

Easy access is ensured at all entrances and to all zones demarcated at the venue.


Safety and Security

Promoter is not held responsible for the safety and security of the persons entering the venue. It is advised to be conscious of your own safety and those around you. The organizer will also not be held responsible for any personal items misplaced at the venue upon arrival.


The Conditions

Zero Tolerance on drugs

The event has zero tolerance with regard to usage of drugs. It is prohibited to use, deal or be in possession of any form of drugs at the festival grounds. If you are found in possession of drugs, you will be forced to leave the site immediately.

All those who enter the grounds will be checked at the relevant entrances for the possession of drugs and will be asked to dispose if found with any.

 

Photography and Recording

Digital photo cameras and video cameras are allowed on the grounds with the exception of any professional equipment. We like to encourage you to make as many movies as possible and put loads onto YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

However, during the festival there will be photos and video recordings and upon arrival all visitors naturally pledge their consent to the organisation to use and broadcast the professionally recorded footage.


Sustainability

We at Cinnamon are deeply committed to sustainability. Our team proactively seeks to minimize our adverse environmental impacts and strive to preserve natural resources and rich biodiversity.


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