Patrick Roberts spoke with Winford Williams on the popular ON STAGE show about Ghetto Splash going virtual in 20/20 it will stay in the annual format as it was back in 1989 when fans got their first taste of the event.
For thousands of residents in the Waterhouse and the neighbouring communities of Kingston Jamaica, this stage show, known as Ghetto Splash was the most important one of the Christmas holidays.
The event was initiated with the grand idea of giving back to the community and provide a platform where top-notch Dancehall artists would also be able to give free_live performances for the patron’s experience.
Remembering one Ghetto Splash event held in the National Heroes Circle, this specific event boasted its highest number of audience hitting the 50 thousand mark.
The organizers hope to bring back the buzz surrounding the vintage event gradually, but also admitted that the pandemic situation has affected them big time.
This event allows for the youths and adults in the inner city/Ghetto areas to get a free pass to see artists who they adore and wish to see live on stage one day finally performing in front of them. The idea of the virtual event this year came about to bring the event as promised earlier in 2020.
The greatest thing about the Ghetto Splash event is; most Jamaicans have somewhat gotten used to being restricted to virtual events and according to Patrick Roberts, the artists support the movement 100%.
So far the artiste line-up looks like; Tommy Lee Sparta, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Quada, Jahmiel, Dyani, Propa Fade, and a few special guests that have not been declared openly. The event can be streamed all over the world and it’s a 100% free event. The idea to go virtual with the December 15, 2020 edition of the Ghetto Splash is to ensure that the event goes on and that fans get what was promised.
The minister of Sports, Entertainment and Culture, Chase Funds as well as Shaggy is fully onboard regarding the sponsorship of the event.