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Destra Garcia, the Queen of Bacchanal, will perform at the Bermuda Carnival.

The soca artist visited Bermuda two years ago for Cup Match Summer Splash, but did not complete her set after she broke her ankle in a fall on stage.

Fans will now get a second chance to see her at the White Party at the National Sports Centre, on June 16.

Rowan Ramotar, of organisers Pure Bermuda, said: “She was here two years ago, but fans did not get to see her full performance. She will be here for carnival so that makes it even more exciting.”

Garcia, from Trinidad & Tobago, is a name synonymous with carnival, and her song Carnival has become an anthem all over the world.

Other popular songs include Bacchanal, Jumpin and Feel Like Wukkin.

She will be joined by dancehall artist Shenseea, who is described as one of the fastest-rising stars out of Jamaica.

Shenseea, born Chinsea Lee, is the first Jamaican female dancehall artist to sign to an American label, Interscope Records.

The 22-year-old artist recently recorded a single with American rapper Tyga.

Mr Ramotar said: “Fans can expect a high-energy, quality show.”

He added: “This year I think we got the formula right. We got the two best artists that will fuse soca and dancehall in a carnival atmosphere.”

Ponaflex, the winner of 2019 Quest for the Best competition, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, will also perform at the event.

Tickets, priced $65 for general admission and $150 for VIP, are available at bdatix.bm, as well as People's Pharmacy, Kit N Caboodle, Jazzy Boutique, Belvin's Variety, Men & Co, Freshmen Heron Bay and Somers Supermart.

Soca star: Destra Garcia is a name synonymous with carnival
Destra Garcia after her accident on stage in Bermuda in 2017 (File photograph)

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Published May 30, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated May 30, 2019 at 7:55 am)

Queen of Bacchanal to perform at carnival

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