PRESS RELEASE: New Artists Added To @ParadiseLostJam


Grammy winning international recording artiste Sean Paul will join Bassnectar and Tiesto in headlining Jamaica’s first ever EDM Festival, Paradise Lost Jamaica. Grammy nominee Jah Cure and Busy Signal who invaded the EDM scene with the mega hit “Watch Out Fi Dis” produced by Major Lazer also adds to the impressive line-up of over 45 top acts. Paradise Lost will take place at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from March 10-12, 2016. Pre-sale tickets were sold out in just three days, with ticket purchases coming from over twenty countries. This three-day festival is already seen as the rebirth of the global Spring Break destination this year and for years to come!

Paradise Lost Jamaica announces its second round of acts, joining previously announced headliners Big Gigantic (March 10th, Bassnectar (March 11th), Tiesto (March 12th) and recording artist Sean Paul (March 10th).  Additional performers include: KD Rose, Skip Marley 4B, Alrick & Boyd, Arif Cooper, Bella Blair, Bit Funk, Busy signal, Chrycee, D!Y, Deluka, Diva Danielle, DJ Byzzy, DJ Dan, DJ Jeremiah Red, DJ Wizard, ZJ Elektra, Fyah Starter, Guidance, I Candy, iDr, Jah Cure, Kamal Bankay, Killer Whales, LZ7, Oliver Lord, Plaid Brix, Qualiatik, Saynts, and Titans Of Sound,  joining previously announced Aluna George, Audien, Big Gigantic, Felix Jaehn, King Jammys, Lance Herbstrong, Natalli Rize, and Zion I! Casablanca Records will curate a luxurious beach front stage, which will feature; Caroline D’Amore, Gazzo and Prince Fox amongst other Casablanca recording artists.

“I’m truly thrilled to be playing at the inaugural Paradise Lost Festival.  I’ll be bringing the feels to Jamaica, where our genre has many significant roots, and I expect the crowd to go absolutely coconuts.” -Audien

Fyah Startah, one of Jamaica’s top Electronic DJ says, “This is a dream come true, we love electronic music, it is a part of us. I plan to drop the bass so hard Cuba will feel it. This is my shot we finally have a festival at home and we need it. I think I can speak for all the DJs in Jamaica. We are ready to take on the world and Paradise Lost will be our foundation. This is our event, our country and I will make Jamaica proud on Thursday March 10.”

Paradise Lost Jamaica has teamed up with the Jamaica Tourist Board and other partners to create the ultimate Spring Break and Festival experience. CTM has partnered with the top hotels, restaurants and excursion companies to make the festival going experience one of a kind. The natural beauty and landscape of Jamaica along with hospitality and tourism provides a fun environment for festival goers. Transportation and Safety Authorities along with Law Enforcement Officers have put the necessary plans in place to make getting around the island safe and easy, Ocho Rios will host the best Spring Break experience in the world! We are ready to reintroduce Jamaica to music lovers around the globe and it starts with Paradise Lost Music Festival experience.” states Jason Newman, Director of Marketing and Revenue Development for Caribbean Trans Media Limited.

The pristine beach front 135 acres at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove will form the backdrop of Paradise Lost while offering camping and glamping in Tent City (which will be opened March 8-13, at $99 for 5 days for those who would like to bring their own tent, patrons will also have the option to rent 2-4 person tents for an additional fee.) The location was chosen because of the natural beauty of the land, but more significantly its rich cultural history. St. Ann is the birthplace of Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear, and Shabba Ranks. It was there that Lee Scratch Perry discovered the Wailers (giving prominence to Marley and Peter Tosh). St. Ann is also the burial place of Marley – who was laid to rest there in his family’s mausoleum. Paradise Lost will be the ultimate EDM Festival in Jamaica – the unforgettable destination, featuring electrifying music, enriching Jamaican experiences hosted in a highly secured and friendly environment.

Well known DJs and local Jamaican radio hosts, duo “Alric and Boyd” said, “We have been waiting for this for over 20 years, finally the big stage is here. Jamaica and the Caribbean know who we are but on Thursday March 10 the world will know who we are as we prepare to head out on tour. Paradise Lost Music Festival is like a dream come true. We will leave it all on the stage. Electronic music in Jamaica is making its way back to the top and we played our role. We salute King Jammy’s this year for his role in inspiring the electronic sound we hear around the round the world today and will pay tribute. For people coming to Jamaica for the first time this experience is one of a life time. We love music and our sound is so unique, we come from sound system culture so our sound and bass are big and undeniable. We can’t wait as the excitement builds around the world. We are ready to welcome them all.”

Jamaica Tourist Board, Trends Media, Jagermeister, and Sprint Financial are the leading sponsors of Paradise Lost Jamaica while others include: Transcel Technologies, Digicel, Hype TV, Onstage, Kroq, Casablanca Records, Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Zip 103 FM, Cardiff Hotel, Sprint Financials, The Jamaica Travel Channel, Jamaica Villa Life, Yard ticket, RIU, The Gleaner, Grand Palladium, Iberostar Hotel, Suncity Radio, Timeless Herbal Care, Iprint Digital, Middlesex Holding and Smokin Acez Media Consultants.

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PRESS RELEASE: @BassNectar And @Tiesto To Headline @ParadiseLostJam 2016


Electric Dance Music (EDM) will revisit its Jamaican roots with Paradise Lost, Jamaica’s first EDM festival. Paradise Lost will take place at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from March 10-12, 2016. “Early Bird” ticket sales begin November 17th at 10am EST for registered users of www.paradiselostjamaica.com and tickets will go on-sale to the public November 23rd at 10am EST. All tickets must be purchased through www.paradiselostjamaica.com or at select retail outlets as listed on the website.

Main Stage headliners will include Bassnectar (March 11) and Tiësto (March 12) with additional performances by; AlunaGeorge, Audien, Big Gigantic, Felix Jaehn, King Jammy, Lance Herbstrong, Natalli Rize, Zion I, with others to be announced. Casablanca Records will curate a luxurious Beachfront stage which will feature; Caroline D’Amore, Gazzo and Prince Fox amongst other Casablanca recording artists.

Jamaican and legendary Dub producer, King Jammy commented, “I feel great about EDM coming to Jamaica because most people don’t know it originated here. I am not just an innovator I am a fan and for my performance I’m going to perform never before heard tracks with a back-to-the future effect while mixing live on stage. I listen to artists like Bassnectar and it makes me feel good that the dream is still alive and being built upon by today’s talented artists.”

The pristine 135 acre at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann, will form the backdrop of Paradise Lost while offering camping and glamping in Tent City (which will be opened March 5th through the 15th). The location was chosen because of the natural beauty of the land, but more significantly its rich cultural history. St Ann is the birthplace of Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear, and Shabba Ranks. It was there that Lee Scratch Perry discovered the Wailers (giving prominence to Marley and Peter Tosh). St Ann is also the burial place of Marley – who was laid to rest there in his family’s mausoleum.

Dub-Music will mark its 50th anniversary in 2016. The music form which was started in Waterhouse, Kingston, eventually led to a new form of music called “Electric Dance Music” – a phrase coined by Lee Scratch Perry, in June 2015. In speaking about the connection between EDM and Jamaica, Billboard wrote, “EDM DJs that dissect and otherwise manipulate their tracks while playing live are following an innovation established by the brilliant Jamaican engineer, sound system owner/selector, the late King Tubby. While working as a disc cutter for Duke Reid and using a two-track recording console, Tubby eliminated vocal and instrumental segments, sometimes stripping a song down to a single, thunderous bass line, which he embellished with echo and reverb effects, in a process called Dub.”

“Jamaica is the entertainment mecca of the Caribbean,” said Jason Hall, Deputy Director of Tourism, Cruise, Attractions and Events. “The island offers diverse festive options to both locals and visitors alike. Jamaicans the world over, are proud of our musical heritage. Our music producers and artists are inventors and trendsetters, with one such innovation being Dub Music (Dub-Step), the precursor to Electric Dance Music. The Jamaica Tourist Board is pleased that Caribbean Trans Media has seen it fit to bring the music back to its birthplace, Jamaica.”

Paradise Lost also offers exciting and fun-filled Spring Break activities including: beachfront camping and bonfires, boat rides, fireworks display, Parasailing, Banana Boat Rides and other activities. In addition, over 50 local and international vendors will create “Paradise Village”, a culinary hub. Paradise Lost is also proud to offer its attendees excursions to local attractions such as the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls, as well as a tour of St. Ann to include a visit to Nine Mile, Bob Marley’s birthplace and resting-place. Event partner and Paradise Lost spokesperson Jason Newman said at a recent press conference, “Paradise Lost will host 75,000 visitors ages 18-49 over the three day period, and as for the economic impact the event will bring to Jamaica, an estimated 2300 jobs will accompany the festival with millions of dollars in revenues being generated. We are thrilled to bring tourists to the island and bring Jamaican culture and hospitality to the festival community.” Paradise Lost will be the ultimate EDM festival in Jamaica – the unforgettable destination, featuring electrifying music, enriching Jamaican experiences hosted in a highly secured and friendly environment.

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PRESS RELEASE: Jamaica Set To Stage Paradise Lost, 1st Major EDM Festival


Contrary to the beliefs of many, Electronic Dance Music (EDM)’s roots started in a small Caribbean Island named Jamaica. On March 2016, the Island will host its first major EDM Festival in the parish of St. Ann. Named “Paradise Lost”, this is a 3 day Festival featuring performances from 6 of Billboard’s Top 20 DJs, and 19 of its Top 100 DJs. Produced by Caribbean TransMedia Limited and the creators of the popular “Electric Zoo”, the chosen venue for the Festival will be at the Grizzly Plantation Cove, Richmond Estate in St. Ann. With the venue spanning 135 Acres, the Festival expects to accommodate up to 75,000 patrons over the course of 3 days. With the “Spring break” season in effect, the Festival would be perfect for the Spring Break crowd locally and abroad, and fans of the EDM genre who need to be at the next major event.

According to the Event Organisers of Paradise Lost, the Festival will be able to provide more than 2,300 paying jobs and 200 Internships over the span of 7 months. In their vision of the event, it is expected to rake in over JMD 5 Billion dollars in year one, with consistent growth in the following years. With this being the first Festival of its kind in the Caribbean, they hope to achieve this prospective success and more. With the Island’s mission to reclaim EDM, the event promises to reintroduce fans to the genre, contribute to Jamaica’s economic growth, increase Tourism for the “Spring Break” season, and be the next big event in the Island for years to come.

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