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Night 3 TOAST-147The countdown to the 26th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival intensifies with sixteen extraordinary new musical acts revealed today. One of the featured artists for the event is nine-time Grammy-winning superstar Mary J. Blige. The “Family Affair” singer will be joined by newly announced stars like 450, Freddie Jackson, Adam O, and Pumpa. The St. Kitts Music Festival will take place 22-30 June 2024 at Warner Park Stadium, and with this announcement, the event has solidified itself as not only the top music festival in the Caribbean, but among the best in the world for Soul, Soca, Jazz, R&B, Calypso, Meringue, Zouk, Cadence, Dancehall, Reggae, Gospel and Blues and more.

The festival’s musical versatility will unite A-list musicians, island visitors, and locals for a memorable celebration of culture and entertainment. The latest performers named to the festival schedule include:

  • Mary J. Blige, 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, and Briannagh D.

The new acts join a stacked roster, featuring 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.

In addition to the stellar line-up, festival-goers 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 Sunday, 30 June from 4:00 pm 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.

“We are so proud of how much this festival has grown in recent years. Securing remarkable headliners, 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.” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “This epic weekend kicks off our annual Summer of Fun, creating even more reasons to visit St. Kitts in the summer months.”

More information on tickets and the lineup can be found here.

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

  • 5-7 July – Nevis Mango Festival
  • 11-21 July – St. Kitts & Nevis Restaurant Week
  • 25 July-6 August – Nevis Culturama
  • 28 August-6 October – Caribbean Premier League Cricket

Getting to St. Kitts this summer is easier than ever before with additional flights on a variety of carriers.

  • JetBlue: Nonstop service is available from New York JFK three times weekly, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • American Airlines: Daily, nonstop service is available from Miami (MIA), with twice-daily flights to enhance access to the Music Festival, from the 26th of June to the 1st of July.
  • American Airlines will also run nonstop flights from Charlotte and JFK through 31 August, and again beginning 2 November.
  • Delta: Saturday weekly service from Atlanta is available through August 2024.
  • United: Saturday weekly flights are available through August 2024.
  • Caribbean Airlines: Flights operate five times per week between St. Kitts and Barbados, Antigua, and Trinidad.
  • InterCaribbean Airways: Nonstop flights to and from Barbados and San Juan, Puerto Rico operate twice weekly.

Visitors are reminded to regularly check the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (www.visitstkitts.com) website for updates and information.