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Carnival Sunbern Festival coming
Carnival continues to be evolving with several novel innovations fuelling the festival almost annually.
With that in mind Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP) is constantly researching what people want in the way of entertainment so that they can create and deliver events that satisfy everyone.
This has served RGP well over the years as what the organisation has learnt by staying in touch with its patrons led to the creation of several of the biggest events of Carnival over the years such as Coca Cola Youth Fest, SIS Chutney Brass, Ladies Night Out TT, Carnival Comedy Fest and when Carnival is over, the massive SIS Alternative Comedy Festival.
RGP director Randy Glasgow said on the weekend: “All of these events were born out of RGP listening to people saying what they wished could happen inside of the Carnival and we’ve decided to give them what they wanted.
During Carnival 2014 the people of San Fernando and communities further south were commenting that they wished they could have a mega soca music event down their way so that they can see the biggest soca bands and artistes all on one stage. They also said they would like to see the greats from the Southland doing their thing together on the same stage.”
And so, RGP has come up with the idea of creating a new Carnival festival of music in South, something with a unique twist. Come Carnival 2015 RGP will premiere the Sunbern Music Festival, which will take place on the night before SIS Chutney Brass at the same venue.
Sunbern 1 comes off on Friday, February 6, at Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre from 11 pm until whenever the sun begins to burn or about 9 am.
This gives San Fernando an entire weekend of music during what is one of the most hectic periods of the Carnival season. Sunbern Music Festival—Friday 6; Calypso Fiesta and Chutney Brass—Saturday 7. Sponsors are already aboard with RGP and among them are SIS, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, Blue Waters, Monster Energy Drink, Coca Cola, Carib,CNMG Television, Petrotrin Sports Club, and White Oak. Glasgow added: “Hotels and guest houses in San Fernando and environs will definitely enjoy sold out bookings.
“We have begun to negotiate with the management of all the major soca bands and artistes such as Machel Montano HD, Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lyons and the Asylum Vikings, Kes the Band, Destra and Bakanal, Nadia Batson with Sass, Imij & Co to perform at Sunbern 1.
There will also be performances by several of the big acts being featured at SIS Chutney Brass the line-up of which will include KI and 3Veni, Dil-e-Nadan and Karma.”
Design plans for the stage and venue are already being drawn and RGP promises an awesome venue where patrons will love to spend their weekend come Carnival 2015.