Vibe 98.9 FM is five today and to celebrate in style the station is partying tonight with listeners at Fort Street with a show featuring acts from across the region.
Among those joining the festivities will be GT Taylor of Irie FM in Jamaica; DJ Renegade; Vibe station DJs Jazzy B, Neil Sam, Stephen King, and Von; Latin DJ contingent Gervam Vallecio Jr. and DJ Flex. Local hip hop group C.B.R. and many more.
A Vibe release says that gates open at 9pm and the venue will be divided among the acts.
Senor Frog’s will be transformed for the night into the bMobile VIP Lounge where partiers will dance in air conditioned comfort to music by DJs Flex, Herman Vallecio Jr., Alic and Jazzy B.
On Fort Street, the road will be a stage for DJs Neil Sam and Stephen King, DJ Von, local hip hop group C.B.R., Selecta Renegade and Irie FM’s GT Taylor.
‘The idea for V5 is really a block party; a community celebration,’ states Vibe’s Managing Director, Kenny Rankin. ‘We want our listeners to come out and enjoy themselves and get close to our DJs.’
This year – along with the artists in the line-up – huge prizes will be up for grabs. Funky new mobile phones from Cable and Wireless will be on offer, as well as a chance to travel this very same weekend to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Heineken Music and Cayman Airways are sending one lucky couple packing on a weekend excursion to Jamaica’s most glamorous destination; all-expenses paid. The winners will be announced at the event and will get their tickets, hotel confirmation and itinerary the same night; for travel the following day.
Irie FM personality G.T. Taylor – whose hype musical selections have graced stages across Jamaica, the Caribbean and North America – will get the crowd moving for V5.
Taylor is widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s reigning entertainers. His versatile selection skills and contagious stage personality have earned him compeering duties on such stages as Reggae Sunsplash, Reggae Sumfest, Reggae Bash, Sting and others. He is a 13-year veteran of Irie FM in Jamaica. ‘The Dancehall Master’ is a powerful addition to the V5 roster.
GT will be joined by Selecta Renegade; one of Cayman’s foremost internationally-known DJ personalities. Renegade is known for his powerhouse emceeing and precise crowd selections sampling dancehall, hip hop R&B and more. Renegade is known for having new music from the hottest artists first and never fails to get the artist’s belting out that familiar cry ‘Renegade in the building!’
Of course, the Vibe DJs will be on hand to bring in the anniversary. Fans can tune in to the Vibe to hear when and in which section their favourite Vibe DJ will be showcasing his skills. On the bill together for one night only, lucky listeners will see – in random order – DJs Alic, Flex, Herman Vallecio, Jazzy B, Neil Sam, Stephen King and DJ Von.
Partiers will have the chance to send picture text messages and win prizes, courtesy of Cable and Wireless bMobile. Snap a camera photo of the event or people having a great time and text it to 9898. Projection screens will show the photos and the best photos will win Cable and Wireless cell phones.
For more information on V5 – the Fifth Anniversary of Vibe 98.9 FM, tune into 98.9 FM daily to win tickets.