All tickets for the Borrowdale Racecourse gig were sold out by Wednesday, though there were a few places where those willing to pay sky-high prices could still grab a ticket.
Enquiries were flooding in from as far as Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa.
Maxi Priest was set to share the stage with Zimbabwean dancehall sensations Junior Banton, Mic Inity and a South African band Dawney and Friends.
It was touted as the biggest reggae concert this year. A spokesperson for Divine Production, which brought Maxi Priest together with Baobab Entertainment, said the response has been overwhelming.
The spokesman said he was proud to present the Maxi Priest concert, bringing together some of the finest names in local contemporary reggae music for a night of fantastic entertainment.
London born and bred, the world-class entertainer, hailed by fans as The King of Lovers Rock, co-produced the first ever UK reggae tune to reach Number 1 in Jamaica (****Mi God Mi King**** by Philip Levi), and had massive hits in both the UK and abroad with tracks like ***That Girl**** and *****Close to You***, which topped the American charts on its release.
Combining reggae, R&B, dancehall and soul with pop he was the perfect artist to spice up the festive season.Post published in: Music