The event is expected to feature some of the top Soca artistes from the across the region.
A local carnival official has stated, “We’re so happy to hear that both our local soca stars have been invited to participate in an event like this that seeks to showcase an authentic representation of our region’s Soca Ambassadors.”
Shakki won the maiden Sugar Mas Groovy Monarch in 2011 while Take Over captured the Power Monarch, after he stormed to victory from a field filled with veteran performers.
Both Shakki and Take Over have recently expressed their disappointment in their non-participation in the International Soca Monarch to be staged in Trinidad later this month.
The 2012 Antiguan carnival is set to run from 28th July to 7th August.