Fully Loaded returns this summer

July 09, 2019
Tony Matterhorn
Tony Matterhorn

The Fully Loaded DJ competition will make its grand return to the local entertainment sphere after seven years this summer, when it heads to Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, as part of the highly anticipated Summer Playground Fantasy (SPF) Weekend party series.

Set for August 3, the event being promoted by Solid Agency is expected to attract a huge turnout as patrons anticipate its comeback after a short hiatus.

Marlon Burke, Solid Agency's representative, told THE STAR that every year, his team is bombarded with messages requesting that the show make its return.

But he said the demand grew this year after the team successfully executed the staging of Buju Banton's first post-prison show, Long Walk to Freedom.

"People have been requesting the return of the event for quite some time and the opportunity presented itself with SPF Weekend," he said. "The announcement of the return has been very positive, with nothing but excited responses towards the event."

Chromatic, Tony Matterhorn, Coppershot and Mighty Crown have been booked as the sound systems that will go head to head at this year's event.

Matterhorn, who has been one of the first selectors to participate in the event, told THE STAR that he is happy the show will make a comeback.

He explained that with sound systems still playing a very vital role in the music industry, it is important that this generation witnesses what he described as one of Jamaica's best summer events.

"Any event that helps to push sound system culture in Jamaica is a good look in my book," he said. " It can work, man. From the promoters push and market the event properly, the nowadays crowd as well as the older Fully Loaded fans will come out."

SPF Weekend is set to take place from August 1 until August 5. In addition to Fully Loaded, the weekend series will also include signature events like SPF Soiree, I-Rise and Forever Beach.

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