Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

TelCell Night of the Hit Makers to showcase April 28

Line-up for Carnival’s flagship show announced “live” online

Press Conference Xtratight Entertainment Telcell Night of the Hitmakers

Pond Island– Performing artistes, Burning Flames, Jah Cure, T-Vice and local favourites, The Control Band, will be headlining this year’s TelCell Night of the Hit Makers flagship show for Carnival 2018.

The artistes were announced live online to Facebook, Youtube and google audiences by show promoter, Berteaux “Mr. Rude” Fleming, during a press conference at the John Larmonie Center, Longwall Road, Tuesday.

According to “Mr. Rude” neither the devastation of Hurricane Irma in September last year, nor the tightening of sponsorship belts has curbed his enthusiasm to stage his premier carnival show of shows for the height of this year’s carnival festivities.

“This will be one big event to take away all the stress that might still be left from Irma. This year’s show will be so great, that by the time everyone comes out of the village the name Irma will be gone forever,” joked the promoter.

He said the collection of artistes who will be on stage this year has mixed up the genre of music he has featured in the past, especially with the inclusion of Jah Cure.

“Once again we are listening to music lovers on the island and fans of Night of the Hit Makers. They told us they want to spend more time dancing with the bands and musicians they love instead of having a little bit of time with many, many artists in the line-up,” said the promoter.

Tuesday’s press conference was also attended by St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) Director, Alston Laurens, media partner SOS Radio who also carried the press conference to its audience live and TelCell Marketing Officer, Stephani Jong-Loy.

As the premier sponsor of the event, Ms. Jong-Loy said TelCell is extremely happy to once again be the proud sponsor of the most anticipated show in St. Maarten’s annual carnival event.

“The excitement and energy that “Mr. Rude” his wife and his team bring to the TelCell Night of the Hit Makers event is very contagious and all of us at TelCell are once again looking forward to a great show for St. Maarten and for Carnival,” said Stephani.

The show promoters and sponsors say despite the high cost of securing artistes of this year’s show they have managed to keep the price of tickets affordable and will have their usual “Special” promotion sales of tickets in the days leading up to the staging of the show.

“We send out the same message each year and every year people miss on the special deals. So once again, get your tickets early once we put them out there or you will miss another great show of TelCell Night of the Hit Makers,” the promoter “Mr. Rude” added.

Photo caption: TelCell Night of the Hit Makers promoter, Berteaux “Mr. Rude” Fleming (center) of Xtratight Entertainment, is flanked by sponsors and partners during a “live” press conference at the John Larmonie Center, Longwall Road, Tuesday, to announce the date of the event and the line-up of performers.