St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The St. Kitts Music Festival Committee will on Wednesday night (Apr 5) reveal the full slate of acts for 2017 edition of the annual event
The big reveal takes place at Boozies bar on the Frigate Bay Strip at 8:30 pm.
What can fans expect?
The Music Festival Committee has added what it hopes to be an exciting feature to the lineup for the Thursday night of this year’s festival- a band clash.
According to Chairman of the Artiste Selection Committee Jonel Powell, there is much buzz about the new feature. He revealed the six local bands that fans can vote for using the Music Festival’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“This year as promised we’re looking to do things differently, change things up a bit, especially as it relates to Thursday. We want to really create that party atmosphere that fete vibe, and part of that is to wrap up Thursday evening with a band clash, a clash of the titans where we are going to have two local bands going up against each other, tune for tune on the stage. We’re gonna make a little competition out of it; we’re gonna have a prize or trophy for the winning band based on crowd response. So the crowd will determine the winner, but more importantly we want the Music Festival fans to tell us which two bands they want to see clash.”
The six bands that fans had to choose from are the Grandmasters, Kollision, Small Axe, Kore, Nu Vybz and Odisi.
The two winning bands will be announced along with the final line up on Wednesday night.
As at Wednesday morning Nu Vybes was out front in the fan poll, followed by Grandmasters, then Small Axe.
Powell said music festival fans can look forward to more announcements regarding the new make-up of the soca or Jump-up night on June 22.
“So far we think we’ve announced what is a fantastic lineup for the Thursday night and we have a lot more in store for you so we hope that this band clash is going to cap it off.”
The Music Festival news did not end there.
Powell announced that this year will see the highest number of local acts ever to grace the music festival stage.
“Last year we had the most ever local acts and this year I’m proud to announce that, without naming names, this year we have thirteen separate local artistes performing on the Music Festival and four local bands…We want to be able to put some of our best out there to showcase what St. Kitts and Nevis has to offer.”
WINN FM understands that in addition to the 12 acts named so far, three more international artistes and four regional acts will round out the April 5th big reveal of the complete lineup for the 21st anniversary of the St. Kitts Music Festival on June 22-24.