September 23, 2008
East Fest continues, even as Morgan Heritage resigns
Reggae singing group, Morgan Heritage, is no longer part of the planning and production of the successful roots and culture stage show, East Fest. The festival, however, will continue but will be staged under new management. Held annually in St Thomas, the show, in keeping with the beliefs of the Morgan Family, took a hiatus in its seventh year and made its return last December, using the same format with which patrons had become familiar. "We decided that our touring schedule would not allow us to properly organise a Festival” Heritage stated. The Family took a decision to turn over the event to new management.
This year, however, for the first time in its staging, Morgan Heritage will not be present at East Fest.
“Though we will be there in spirit, we will not be at East Fest this year and we have given up Management of the event for several years to come," a spokesperson from Morgan Heritage disclosed. They noted, however, that it is their hope that the people and partners who have supported East Fest over the years will continue to do so.