Sean Kingston Heads To Fiji For Mega Rock Festival
reggaewire | September 25, 2008 at 09:07 pmby
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Caribbean-based Digicel Group will launch its new mobile network in Fiji on October 1, taking the fight to Vodafone Fiji which has long enjoyed a monopoly on the provision of cellular services for the last 14 years.
Albert Park in Suva has been a hive of activity this week with the construction of what one local producer of the show describes as Fiji’s first Rock & Roll stage.
After much speculation, Digicel today announced that Jamaican American reggae singer and rapper Sean Kingston will be coming for the company’s promotional concert along with New Zealand raggae band KatchaFire and other top local artists.
Kingston is better known for his 2007 single "Beautiful Girls". The song remained at number one in Canada longer than any other song in 2007.
There were earlier speculations that multi-platinum MTV VMA, Grammy, and American Music Award winning artist Rihanna and Chris Brown may make grand appearances at the concert.
The pair is currently on tour Down Under.
It was even anticipated that the Boombastic Mr Lover Lover man Shaggy would grace Fiji like when Digicel launched in Tonga recently.
Organisers of the free Digicel concert are expecting close to 60,000 people to show up for the four hour show, starting at 5pm.
Meanwhile, Digicel Fiji has waited a while to enter the domestic mobile market.
It was awarded a mobile operating licence in July this year after paying $F15.4 million ($US10.25m), but told to wait until October to launch.
The Irish-owned international company is already operating in Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea and is looking to set up in the Solomon Islands, despite an Our Telekom court injunction blocking its entry.
Digicel’s launch in Papua New Guinea on July 24, 2007 marked the end of a 50-year monopoly there.
According to the Government's 2008 Budget presentation, reported by the PNG media, Digicel has already contributed to 0.7% growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Papua New Guinea.
The Reggae News Agency
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