St. Kitts annual music festival amplified with ‘exciting’ new talent

St. Kitts Music Festival.
St. Kitts Music Festival.
Courtesy SKTA

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority (SKTA) said on Thursday that the countdown to the 25th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival intensifies with 19 “electrifying new musical acts.”

The St. Kitts Music Festival runs from June 22-24 at Warner Park Stadium in Basseterre, the St. Kitts capital, showcasing a mix of soul, soca, jazz, R&B, reggae, and more.

“The festival’s musical versatility unites A-list musicians, island visitors and locals for a memorable celebration of culture and entertainment,” said SKTA in a statement.

The latest performers named to the festival schedule include: Burna Boy; AkaiiUSweet; Kollision Band; Small Axe Band; Stadics; Erica Edwards; Anthony B; Romain Virgo; Teejay; Nicha B; 313 Family; and Mr. Bagnall.

The others are: Kes the Band; Nailah Blackman; Preedy; Gramps Morgan; Nu Vybes Band International; Ricardo Drue; and Dexta Daps.

SKTA said the new acts join the stellar roster, featuring Chronixx, Koffee, Govana, Skillibeng, Air Supply, Valiant, Patrice Roberts, Skinny Fabulous, Byron Messiah and GrandMasters Band.

“The Music Festival is notorious for its diversified music and experiences, which bring audiences from around the world to St. Kitts for an epic festival weekend,” said Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment and Labor. “This spectacular lineup will maintain the festival’s continued growth and sets the tone for a tremendous Summer of Fun in St. Kitts.”

“The 25th Annual Music Festival is sure to make waves throughout the region,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, SKTA CEO. “This year’s event will once again bring meaningful experiences to the community and visitors, not only through music but through the island’s vibrant culture and adventurous offerings.”

To cater to the high demand for the festival, SKTA said American Airlines has recently revealed its plans to add more flights to St. Kitts.

These additional services are scheduled for June 21 and June 25, “offering more opportunities for music lovers to travel to the event and participate in the festivities,” SKTA said.

The St. Kitts Music Festival kicks off the “Summer of Fun” for the federation, and features programs across culture, cuisine, music, and adventure.

Additional celebrations include: June 30-July 2 – Nevis Mango Festival; July 13-23 – St. Kitts & Nevis Restaurant Week; July 27-Aug. 8 – Nevis Culturama; and Aug. 31-Sept. 30 – Caribbean Premier League Cricket.

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