Federation Sound Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Coney Island Amphitheater

On Sunday, July 7, the Coney Island Amphitheater was alive with the sounds of reggae and dancehall music as Federation Sound celebrated their 25th anniversary.

Founded in 1999 in Brooklyn by Max Glazer, Kenny Meez, and Cipha Sounds, Federation Sound has become a key player in the reggae scene. They are famous for their energetic shows and unique blend of classic reggae and modern dancehall.

Federation Sound

The night started with performances by Red Fox & Screechy Dan, who got the crowd moving with their lively set. Following them, Tifa kept the energy high with her hit songs and engaging performance. Mr. Lexx continued the party, showing why he remains a favorite in dancehall music.

Red Fox & Screechy Dan

Tanto Metro & Devonte were a crowd favorite, delivering hit after hit and getting everyone to sing along. Iotosh, a newer artist in the reggae world, impressed the audience with his fresh sound, mixing traditional reggae with modern vibes.

Tanto Metro & Devonte

A special guest performance by the legendary Johnny Osbourne was a highlight of the night. He wowed the crowd with his classic hits “Buddy Bye” and “Ice Cream Love,” bringing a wave of nostalgia and joy.

Johnny Osbourne

The headliners of the night, Shaggy and Sister Nancy, delivered unforgettable performances. Shaggy had the crowd dancing and singing along to his hits “Boombastic,” “Angel,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and more. Sister Nancy closed the night with her iconic songs “Bam Bam” and “One Two,” leaving the audience in awe of her powerful presence


In between some of the acts, Federation Sound kept the energy high with their DJ sets, showcasing their skill in mixing and keeping the crowd entertained.

Sister Nancy

Federation Sound’s 25th-anniversary show was more than just a concert; it was a celebration of reggae and dancehall culture. Fans and artists came together to honor Federation Sound’s impact on the music world, from their popular mixtapes to their influential radio shows and online streams.

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