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Sean Paul performing at the St. Kitts Music Festival 2022. Photograph: Createone Media

Countdown to St. Kitts Music Festival 2023: Begins Now

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Three-quarters of the way down the chain of islands that separate the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean lies the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Over the past decade, the twin-island nation has diversified its economy away from dependence on sugar. Small as they are, St. Kitts and Nevis are significant players in the global tourism industry, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Both islands boast beautiful beaches, hiking trails and world-class hotels and resorts. But these assets are only part of the islands’ appeal. In addition to soaking up the sun and enjoying the natural beauty, visitors travel yearly to the larger islands for the St. Kitts Music Festival (SKMF).

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The festival has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1996 and has earned a solid reputation as one of the biggest and best of its kind in the Caribbean.

The festival was seen as a way to boost economic activity on the island. Core objectives, we’ve been told, were to increase visitor arrivals and create greater awareness of the destination. Central to the operation from the start was a determination to use the event as a showcase for the talents of homegrown artists. The St. Kitts Music Festival is arguably one of the most diverse in the Caribbean.

In its 26-year history, the three-day event has seen some of the world’s most in-demand entertainers, across many genres, perform on the festival’s stages. They have included Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Tyrese Gibson, Freddie Jackson, Nas, Outkast, DMX, Michael Bolton, Hugh Masakela, James Ingram, Kool and the Gang, Lionel Richie and Eve.

The 24th staging of the event followed a two-year hiatus, courtesy of Covid. In 2022, organisers promised an event like no other; from all accounts, with the help of the stellar cast of local, regional and international artists, they both delivered on that promise and surpassed the expectations of all who attended.

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Wale, Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Beres Hammond, Popcaan, Voice, Jada Kingdom, Sean Paul and Destra were just a few stars who thrilled their adoring fans at the comeback event in June 2022. It was so good that many observers feel it will be a tough act to follow, but the festival team is determined to up the ante again, and is promising to deliver another exceptional lineup in 2023.

The St. Kitts Music Festival will be staged on 22, 23 and 24 June 2023. If you decide to travel to St. Kitts for this 25th edition of the festival, you should venture deeper into the Sugar Isle. There are some things you must see, some experiences you must have, and several culinary delights you have to savour.

MUSIC FESTIVAL TRAVEL PACKAGE
Travel Wed 21 – Wed 28 June 2023
Staying at the Timothy Beach Resort. 7 nights stay in a Mountain View Room £1,030pp Includes 1 FREE night stay & daily breakfast. upgrade to Ocean View Room for an additional £35pp & receive 2 nights FREE.

For full details and to book call Sackville Travel 020 7274 2242

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