Kees Dieffenthaller, lead man for the band, revealed the cast for the show’s fourth edition at a press launch on Wednesday night at Kaiso Blues Cafe.
Joining the foreigners will be local acts: Voice, the 2016 Soca Monarch; MX Prime and the Ultimate Rejects; Kernal Roberts, Nailan Blackman and Ronnie McIntosh,
Farmer Nappy and the Red Boyz will open the show.
Dieffenthaller said the Bajans turned him onto soca in a different way and he wants to pay respect to the Bajan Invasion of the 90s by having Allison Hinds, Rupee and Edwin Yearwood on the show. Bajan singer Marvay will also perform.
Calling Barrington one of his heroes, Dieffenthaller said it is a dream come true to have him on the show.
DJs for the night will be Dr Jay from Toronto, Nuphoric and Barry Hype.
Dieffenthaller said there will also be some surprise acts.
This year the theme for Tuesday on the Rocks is Mission through Music.
“To show we have more in common than different we are separate still and we need to come togehrer. Music seems to find its way in everything in a world where we are taught we are divided,” said Dieffenthaller.
Looking at the history of the show, Dieffenthaller said growing up, he and his brothers were always exposed to a variety of music and the show was conceived to provide a space where they could express themselves in their own way.
This year, which returns to O2 Park, will be more like a Festival with a food area that will open after the show where people can hang out and jam to some music.
He expressed thanks to title sponsor Digicel for their support each year.
In return, Christopher Edmund, Digicel’s brand manager, lauded the band and pledged the company’s continuing support.
He also announced the Digicel Music App, D’Music App, as a home for sought-after Caribbean music.
Tickets for TOTR went on sale from January 2.