Guyana’s Lisa Punch, who rose to international stardom after competing in ABC’s Rising Star competition will perform at the Guyana Festival Opening Concert on August 8th and the Concert Next on August 10th, the Tourism Ministry announced on Tuesday.
The ministry said the songstress confirmed that she would be among the headline acts and that she would join the star studded line up of artistes already confirmed for the Guyana Festival.
The Guyana Festival team says it welcomes Ms. Punch on board and assures that the exhibitions, stage performances, sporting activities and all other components of the Guyana Festival will reflect the true ‘ Sound, Soul and Taste’ of Guyana.
Punch was Sunday night eliminated from the top seven contestants who will be going forward to the quarter finals of ABC’s Rising Star singing competition after she only mustered 59 percent.
Among the energetic artistes to perform for the Concert Next are Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo, Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts, First Born, Big Red, Rajesh Dubraj, Alabama, and Kwasie Edmonson.
The artistes have shared their views on the event, and expressed their gratitude for being part of this inaugural festival. They were unanimous in their opinion that this concert would showcase Guyana and what the country has to offer, not only in music, but in culture and foods.
Tourism Minister (ag) Irfaan Ali noted that the concert would be a very exciting one, filled with energy and enthusiasm.
“To bring a multifaceted group of people together will be exciting,” he said.
The Guyana Festival covers three days, and will feature our most celebrated legends in sports, culture, art, music, food, entertainment, and much more.
Day One will feature a GDF air show and national concert; Day Two’s audience will experience the Night of the Legends and the thrilling Festival Cricket and Football matches ; and Day Three will feature a National Cook Out with food from every culture, followed by the Generation Next Concert.