St.Kitts 2016 Music Festival

50 Cent to perform at the 20th annual St.Kitts Music festival

St.Kitts 2016 Music Festival

By Nicole-Rachelle Moore

United Kingdom | Wednesday 18 May 2016: 10:10 BST

June 2016 marks 20 years of the annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which this year, as usual, promises to be an exciting three days of great live music and unforgettable performances. Successful collaboration and dedicated volunteers over the years has consistently allowed for the success of the festival, which, as well as enhancing the country’s tourism industry, has also encouraged the development and growth of contemporary talent within the local music community and industry.

Amongst the many artists who have performed at the musically diverse festival during the past several years are: Buju Banton, Billy Ocean, Big Boi of Outkast, Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell, Destra, Chaka Khan, Kool & The Gang, Hugh Masakela, Machel Montano, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ludacris, Pieces of a Dream, Sparrow and Atlantic Starr.

This year the line-up of international performers includes Dominican soca favourites The Original Bouyon Pioneers, Dominican Republic’s Hip-Hop/Pop sensation El Mayor Clasico, Jamaican artists Dexter Daps, Marcia Griffiths, Morgan Heritage, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley and Leroy Sibbles. North American acts 50 Cent and the O’Jays are also billed to appear, while Kes The Band will add their flavour of Trinidad and Tobago during the extravaganza of music ‘mix and blenda’. Local musicians participating in the 20th anniversary bash are De Jour, Kjah, Lax, Maleek, Mod Stoney, Nicha B and Shanna.

The Fringe is a separate element of the festival, and is comprised of organised beach parties, boat rides, lunchtime concerts, official after parties, scenic railway tours and Slam Dunk contests. The Fringe offers attractive activities and events aimed at stimulating a desire to visit St. Kitts in advance of the specified festival period, and indeed to remain on the island for some time after the event ends.

Soca News will be there!

The St. Kitts Music Festival will be held at Warner Park, Basseterre, from Thursday 23 June to Saturday 25 June.

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Special Travel offer!!
Until 23 May 2016, Q Holidays are offering a 7-night package from 22 to 29 June for travel to the St. Kitts Music Festival with prices starting from £929 per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room). To book call Q Holidays 020 7326 7699.


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