Dancehall fans maintained composure at the return of the New Rules Festival last night, all the way to 4AM this morning at the National Stadium’s car park.
The stage proceedings were tightly choreographed from start to finish, with up-and-coming acts such as Sherdon 1Zone, Nvasion, Pretti Pretti, Kacique, Marcy Chin, and Stalk Ashley keeping everyone on their toes. I Waata, 450, and Jahvillani also worked the audience.
Expectations were high that all artistes rostered for New Rules would deliver comprehensive sets, and the audience, in response, clung to the fences, all for a better view of the performers.
In the end, security personnel were no match for general ticket holders, who began clearing their own path into the VIP area from as early as the fourth act. In the aftermath, fences separating each section came down due to eager and strong festival-goers.
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