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St. Kitts Music Festival announces star-studded 2024 lineup

St. Kitts Music Festival

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St. Kitts Music Festival announces star-studded 2024 lineup

The festival welcomes Queen of Hip Hop & Soul, Mary J. Blige for the Island’s “Summer Of Fun”…

The St. Kitts Music Festival has unveiled the musical talent set to grace the stage at the 26th annual festival, held on the Caribbean island from 27 – 29 June 2024. Nine-time Grammy-winning superstar Mary J. Blige will perform at the festival, where attendees will enjoy electric days and nights filled with a captivating array of music genres.

“We are so proud of how much this festival has grown in recent years. Securing remarkable performers, such as Burna Boy and Sean Paul in recent years, and now this year with Mary J. Blige, ensures that St. Kitts will continue to build on its reputation as home to one of the world’s most sought-after summer music festivals.”

“This epic weekend kicks off our annual Summer of Fun, creating even more reasons to visit St. Kitts in the summer months.”Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority

The festival’s musical versatility unites A-list musicians, island visitors and locals for a memorable celebration of culture and entertainment. As well as Mary J. Blige, the stacked roster features international, local and regional artists including 450, Freddie Jackson, Adam O, Pumpa, Nadia Batson, Kerwin Du Bois, Asa Bantan, Busy Signal, Kabaka Pyramid, Capleton, Masicka, Remone Watson, Nicholas Brancker Band, Ton Rebel, Briannagh D, Small Axe Band, Rick Ross, I-Tebulous, Eazi, Speedy, Tbone, KT Dan, Akaii U Sweet, Mical Teja, Hi-Light, Greenhouse Band, Alkaline, Jaydo$, Third World, Tommy Lee and Mr. Mention.

The St. Kitts Music Festival is one of the Caribbean’s most iconic musical events, held at Warner Park Stadium and renowned for being a dynamic celebration of live music that keeps audiences on their feet. The event has solidified itself among the best in the world for Soul, Soca, Jazz, R&B, Calypso, Meringue, Zouk, Cadence, Dancehall, Reggae, Gospel, Blues and more.

With the main event spanning three days (27, 28 and 29 June 2024), plus a schedule of fringe events starting from 22 June until 30 June, the St. Kitts Music Festival continues to grow in size and excitement each year.

In addition to the stellar line-up, festivalgoers can plan to attend dozens of bonus events and activities throughout the week, from beach parties and lunchtime concerts to exclusive boat rides. Concluding the eventful week is the unforgettable White Sands Mardi Gras party at Carambola Beach Club. Taking place on 30 June, from 4pm to midnight, this iconic event promises to be a major highlight of the festival weekend. As part of the festivities, attendees can look forward to the White Swimsuit Competition and performances by an array of local and international talent.

Throughout the festival, multiple stages featuring simultaneous performances will enable festival goers to explore a variety of musical styles and discover new favourites along the way. From awe-inspiring performances that will raise the spirits to high-energy sets that will have attendees dancing all night, the festival promises non-stop entertainment that will last deep into the night so everyone can soak up the pleasures of life in a tropical paradise.

“For over 25 years, the St. Kitts Music Festival has solidified our island’s prominence as a musical hub within the Caribbean region. This event holds a significant place on our yearly schedule and is vital to our economy during summer. As we encourage our visitors to Venture Deeper and promote sustainability within the industry, it is important we connect them to our culture, through our music, food and traditions.”Honourable Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labor

The St. Kitts Music Festival marks the beginning of the Federation’s “Summer of Fun”, offering a diverse array of events spanning culture, cuisine, music, and adventure. These include:

  • 4 – 7 July – Nevis Mango Festival

Now in its 10th year, the Nevis Mango Festival features tantalizing mango tastings and thrilling culinary and mixologist competitions.  Talented chefs showcase their creativity by infusing mangoes into every dish and cocktail. From savoury mango infused entrees to decadent mango desserts the culinary competition offers a unique experience that celebrates the versatility of mangoes.

  • 11-21 July – St. Kitts & Nevis Restaurant Week

The St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week celebrates the best cooking the islands have to offer.    Each year restaurants create menus, based on a single local, ingredient, at fixed special prices.  This year’s featured local ingredient is the sweet and mellow papaya.

  • 25 July – 6 August – Nevis Culturama

The cultural highlight of the Nevis calendar and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, this week-long annual summer festival is a vibrant showcase of traditional folk art in all its forms.    From dancing, drama, poetry, folk singing, music, pageants and arts and crafts, Nevisians come together in a festive, colourful display to celebrate their rich culture and heritage.

  • 31 August – 8 September – Caribbean Premier League Cricket

Featuring six cricket teams from across the West Indies, The Caribbean Premier League (CPL T20) 2024 will host selected matches between 31 August and 8 September at Warner Park, St Kitts & Nevis.

UK travellers seeking to soak up the action can book a holiday to St. Kitts, which is served by twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick with British Airways, with Sackville Travel. The Caribbean specialist offers a range of seven and 10-night packages over the dates of all the events featured in the “Summer of Fun” schedule.

More information on the St. Kitts Music Festival, the lineup and tickets can be found at https://stkittsmusicfestival.com/

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