Hey there party people, have we got news for you! WiFETE Music Festival, the hottest Carnival in Jamaica event, just got even better! Dancehall superstar Valiant has just been added to the Soca lineup, joining the likes of Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, and Nailah Blackman.
WIFETE Music Festival Adds Dancehall Artiste Valiant to It’s Lineup
Valiant has taken the music world by storm with his recent hit single “Dunce Cheque,” which has already gained a whopping 16 million views on YouTube. Some people are even comparing him to the legendary Vibes Kartel! Valiant’s rise to fame began with a viral social media reel, but he has since proven himself with a string of hit songs like “Rasta Passa,” “Dunce Cheque,” and “Speed Off,” which are all supported by popular dances Fada Rock and Guzu Bunx.
The WiFETE Music Festival is the only show that showcases the top three Trinidad Road March song winners and features Machel Montano, who is returning to Jamaica with his entire band, inclusive of dancers for the first time in eight years. Another first is the inclusion and performance of Bunji Garlin, the winner of Trinidad Carnival’s Road March with “Hard Fete,” alongside his entire band. Nailah Blackman completes the Trinidadian Soca trio as the only female performer on the lineup and the first runner-up for Trinidad Carnival’s Road March song of the year.
The addition of Valiant to the lineup was a strategic move by the festival promoters who recognized that guests travelling to the island for Carnival in Jamaica, even staunch Soca lovers, still have an expectation that they will hear a bit of dancehall during the Road Parade. As a result, they decided to add Jamaica’s biggest dancehall act, Valiant, to the show to give their guests a taste of Jamaica’s culture and music.
Dancehall music has been making waves in the Soca scene over the years, with several major hits coming from artists such as Vybes Kartel, Shaggy, Shensea, Ding Dong, Charlie Blacks, Konshens, and Admiral Bailey.
The WiFETE Music Festival will take place on Carnival Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Sabina Park. Gates will open at 4:00 pm, and the show will start promptly at 7:00 pm, ending at midnight to ensure patrons can get ready for the Road March the following day. WiFETE is proudly sponsored by Caribbean Airlines, Red Stripe, The Jamaica Observer, and WiPay.
Get ready for the party of a lifetime! Tickets are available online at www.caribtix.com/wifete, or you can get physical tickets at The PUB, Liquor Warehouse, Locale (Holborn Road), Morgan’s Creek inside Sovereign, and Chic Ladies Boutique Mall Plaza, and Summit (formerly Knutsford Court Hotel).
Follow WiFete’s social pages on Instagram and Twitter at @wifetja for more information. Let’s get ready to dance the night away with Valiant and all the amazing performers at the WiFETE Music Festival!