REVIEW: Sean Paul live at Coventry - The Coventry Observer

REVIEW: Sean Paul live at Coventry

Holly Clement 10th Jul, 2024   0

LAST night I went to see the 2000’s dancehall/reggae icon, the one and only, Sean Paul at Coventry Building Society Arena.

Dutty (Sean Paul), did not hold back with the set, taking us all back with some of the best hits from his 30 year career.

The performance was somewhat of a homecoming for the superstar who has strong ties to Coventry and Warwickshire, with his grandmother born in Coventry and still having extended family in Rugby.

When we walked (or jumped with excitement) into the the arena, we were watching from the golden circle – my boyfriend felt very VIP – there were over 6,500 fans dressed up and ready to ‘Get Busy’.

The evening kicked off with DJ Mr Bibs, hyping up the crowd spinning a mix of contemporary hits and classic dancehall tracks that had everyone screaming with hands high in the air.




Fans started screaming as Terence from ‘Married at First Sight’ took the stage (Tom had no idea what I was getting so excited about).

Terence delivered a very energetic performance singing a few songs – his set was well-received, with the crowd jumping around the whole time.


As the anticipation built, the lights dimmed and the moment everyone had been waiting for finally arrived – Sean Paul came on, ready to bring the ‘Temperature’ up.

Dutty hit the stage – dancing in front of the Jamaican Flag – with his two female dancers, who I only wish I could move like.

His performance was nothing short of spectacular, delivering hit after hit, from ‘Get Busy’, ‘Baby Boy’, ‘Gimme the Light’ and ‘No Lie’ – The crowd went wild.

It was evident that Sean loves what he does, and his passion for performing was contagious.

The production quality was top-notch with impressive lighting, sound, and visuals from his early career, making us all nostalgic.

As the concert was going on, the hits kept on playing. I shocked myself with how many words I remembered!

By the end of the never-ending dance party, my hair had been thrown up, my voice was sore, and my hips were aching from trying to keep up with the on-stage dancers.

None the less, it was an unforgettable experience that was certainly a night to remember.

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