2006 Digicel Rising Star winners One Third will make their highly anticipated New York debut at the award winning Irie Jamboree on Labor Day Sunday, September 2, 2007 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens .
The group has been riding a wave of popularity in Jamaica, with stellar performances at Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, the Little Ochi Seafood Festival and the Portland Jerk Festival. The group is excited about their first performance in New York and in a recent interview said, "Irie Jamboree is well known and has been well supported over the years and for us, a young group, this being our first international performance, we are just very elated, appreciative and eager to display our talents to our extended Jamaican family and others abroad."
When asked what special treat they have for their fans in New York , group member Miguel Walters said, "For all those who'll come out to see us, they can expect nothing but the very best. For the first time they will see the depth of talent that lies in Jamaica. We know there are some fans that are familiar with our songs and some who have seen us perform in Jamaica. Fans in New York can look forwards to a great show," he reiterated.
Dancehall dj Mr. Vegas, another of the acts slated to perform at Irie Jamboree, will release his highly anticipated album "Hot It Up" on the Delicious Vinyl/Fontana Record label. The disc drops on August 28th, and will contain lead single 'Hot Wuk,' which exploded on urban station HOT 97 in New York. Other popular tracks on the disc include "Tek Wey Youself" and "Raging Bull." After solid performances on his current European tour and at Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, the dj is eager to charm fans at Irie Jamboree 2k7.
Other acts confirmed for Irie Jamboree are Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Lady Saw, Assassin, Anthony B, Munga, Jovi Rockwell, Beenieman, Tony Matterhorn, Mr. Easy, Etana, Pressure and Da'Ville.