One of the Caribbean’s hottest music festivals is back again for its 24th edition this summer.
The St Kitts Music Festival will run June 24-28, 2020, with a slate of music stars led by Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff.
St. Kitts Music Festival has announced the first wave of artists who have signed on to perform at the 24th annual festival, which will take place June 24-28, 2020.
Cliff will be lead a slate of artists also including Koffee and Wizkid, among others.
“In 2019, we had a record-breaking St. Kitts Music Festival and we aim to surpass expectations again in 2020,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. “We look forward to yet another three nights of outstanding performances and we’re pleased to have already confirmed these talented and acclaimed artists to perform in our 24th year.”
Last year, 27,139 people attended the festival, which brought sold-out flights and the island’s highest June air arrivals ever, officials said.
“A 6.8 percent increase in total air passenger arrivals into St. Kitts in June 2019 as compared to June 2018 demonstrates how instrumental the event is in driving inbound tourism at the beginning of the summer season,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St Kitts Tourism Authority. “The record-breaking June air arrivals for the past two years in a row highlights the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives.This year, we are striving to achieve even greater results.”
“The St. Kitts Music Festival is known for its diverse range of international and local artists representing a variety of genres that appeal to a wide base of musical tastes,” said Damion Hobson, chairman of the festival. “Therefore, we are continuing to select artists based on this successful model to continue to grow the event moving forward as this announcement of our first wave of artists attests.”