December 9 2013 Latest news:
Joe Bill, Features Reporter
Friday, July 6, 2012
Advance tickets sold out and bumper security ahead of rapper’s appearance
Beluga Bar, Maidstone
Friday, July 6 (tonight)
£20 Tickets / 9pm-3am
Hip-Hop megastar Snoop Dog will hosting his official afterparty at Beluga Bar Maidstone tonight.
The rapper will make the venue his base following a performance at the Pleasure festival in London. Promotions manager at Beluga Bar Richie Carrera is expecting a full house after the U.S. star confirmed his attendance at the venue which can hold more than 1,100 people.
Carerra said: “All the advanced tickets are sold out, we just have the 200 tickets left on the door.”
The afterparty came about through Carerra’s contacts in the music business, he added: “I knew the agent and just put a few feelers out, and when they mentioned Snoop Dogg we just jumped at the chance. He will one million percent be here for at least two hours and I can’t wait.”
There will be an extra 10-security operatives at the venue this evening compared with a normal Friday night and Snoop Dogg is believed to be bringing his own entourage of around 20 people.
The hip-hop pioneer, who has worked with the likes of Dr Dre, Eminem, Pharell Williams and countless others, is famous the world over, and Beluga Bar can stick a feather in its cap for bagging an exclusive Snoop Dogg afterparty.
Ever since the music genre of gangster rap broke through in the 1980s Snoop Dogg has been at the forefront of the movement and continues to make headlines daily with the breath-taking resurrection of former cohort and now deceased rapper 2Pac, who was added to his and Dre’s recent Coachella festival performance via cutting edge hologram technology.
At the Maidstone event there will be live music from The Trendsetters, Rise-up Records and Voodoo Nights founder Richie Carrera.
This occasion will be one of the biggest to hit Kent in all of 2012.