Ashanti joins hip hop act Nelly, girl group En Vogue, international chart-topping Jamaican act OMI, American-based duo R City, and the main headliners. They will be joined by Inner Circle, Bugle, Ding Dong, Beenie Man, Ghost, Terror Fabulous, Nadine Sutherland, and gospel artiste Kevin Downswell.
Shaggy explained that one of the challenges this year is working with the two new sponsors Fiat and iHeartMedia.
The diamond-selling artiste said his team is fine-tuning a parking plan. Other new initiatives include pledge tents at the venue, where patrons can donate directly to the cause, as well a ‘scratch and win’ promotion organised by telecommunications company Digicel.
Started in 2009, Shaggy and Friends concert has raised more than US$ 1.6 million for the Bustamante Hospital for Children.