ORGANISERS of the upcoming Soul in the Sun festival have assured patrons that their security and health will be a top priority.
Speaking with editors and reporters during the Jamaica Observer's weekly Monday Exchange yesterday, executive producer Junior Taylor said the organising committee had already been in dialogue with the police to ensure that patrons enjoy the two-night event without undue hassle.
"We are far advanced with the Jamaica Constabulary Force, as it relates to their involvement in the security, which includes the road traffic, which is always a concern for the patrons," he said.
He also expressed confidence in the ability of the Soul in the Sun in-house security capabilities to bolster the effort of the police in ensuring an incident- free event.
"With the experience the team has had in musical events, the internal security will be just as sharp as the constabulary force," he said.
Soul In The Sun operations manager Race Morrison also gave the assurance that any threat to be posed by mosquitoes or any other biting insect would be neutralised.
"The place will be fogged closer to the date of the event," Morrison said.
Soul In The Sun will be held over the two days of October 10 and 11 at the Aqueduct in Montego Bay, and will feature heavily on soul music and R&B of the 1980s and 1990s.
The impressive line-up will feature Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle, Jeffrey Osbourne, Freddy Jackson, Howard Hewitt, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Dru Hill, and Silk in addition to local acts LUST and Richie Stephens, pulling out the stops to entertain patrons.
"Soul in the Sun is slated be a one-of-a-kind, intimate, musical event catering to lovers of R&B and soul music in an environment that is cosy, comfortable and classy," Taylor said.