BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Friday 5th July 2019)-With mega headliners performing at the recently concluded 23rd annual St.Kitts Music Festival, officials are reporting that collectively over 25,000 (twenty- five thousand) patrons attended the three nightly festival staged at the new venue-the Kim Collins Athletic Stadium in Bird Rock from Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th June.
Among the crowd pullers were Jamaican Reggae icon Buju Banton, R & B legend Smokey Robinson, Afro beats superstar Davido and American R& B singer Ella Mai.
Over 20 acts-locally, regionally and internationally combined- satisfied the musical taste buds of patrons for yet another year.
“The 23rd edition of our St.Kitts Music Festival has been recorded in the minds of many and the annals of history as the most successful edition to date of our music festival,” remarked Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Timothy Harris while speaking at his monthly press conference held on Tuesday 2nd July at Government Headquarters.
“Three nights, I am advised by the chairman [Damion Hobson], drew well over twenty- five thousand attendees and there were no major incident reported to the Commissioner of Police,” he also commented during his opening statement.
Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant said festival details will be revealed at an upcoming press conference.
“The facts speak for themselves that the 2019 Music Festival was the most successful festival that we’ve had over the 23 years and sometime maybe within the next two weeks, we will certainly have a press conference to bring the entire data to the listening public to indicate to you how well the St.Kitts Music Festival would have done. We’ll bring you the data in terms of the specific numbers of patrons that we’ve had.”
The acts taking to the stage nightly were as follows:
THURSDAY- Rucas H.E, AkaiiUSweet, Farmer Nappy, Ras Vally, 5 Star Akil, Shal Marshall, Skinny Fabulous, Fimba, Charly Black, Nadia Batson, Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah and Davido.
FRIDAY- Infamus, La Insepurable, Small Axe Band, Cocoa Tea, Vanessa Bling, I Mark, Popcaan and French Montana
SATURDAY-Melanin, Mykal Somer, Smokey Robinson, Mapy, Omari Banks, Ella Mai and Buju Banton