St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – After a month of citizens and residents waiting for the full slate of artists for our marquee summer event to be revealed, the Ministry of Tourism has announced the Second Wave of the 25th annual St. Kitts Music Festival.
The second wave includes –
The artist revealed during the first wave on March 12 included Chronixx, Air Supply, Koffee, Skinny Fabulous, Patrice Roberts, Skillibeng, GrandMasters Band, Byron Messia, Govana, and Valiant.
The 25th hosting of the St. Kitts Music Festival will be held at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium from June 22-24, 2023.
Additional airlifts were added in June and August to accommodate the expected influx of visitors throughout the Summer of Fun.
“To accommodate patrons travelling for the St. Kitts Music Festival, our first event of our Summer of Fun Calendar, American Airlines has added flights on June 21 and 22, 2023, nonstop from Miami. Additionally, we will have nonstop daily flights and the period August 15 to September 5, 2023, from Miami, which will undoubtedly accommodate our travelling students” – Tourism Minister, Hon. Marsha Henderson, during the April 13 Tourism Press Conference.
Additional flights were added specifically for the St. Kitts Music Festival, on June 21 and 25 non-stop from Miami. According to the Tourism Minister, the tickets have already been bought, and discussions with airlines are being had to meet the demand for airlift to the Federation.
“We’re in discussions to meet with American Airlines to see what we can do and interCaribbean, of course, to see what we can do to accommodate the demand, but demand definitely is there. The festival is serving its purpose in bringing people to our shore. The additional airlift added; those have been sold out already. So we are already considering what the plan is [going forward].”
The CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Elison “Tommy” Thompson, also shared that discussions with American Airlines could be a game-changer for interaction in the future.
“In terms of American Airlines, this is actually the first International Music Festival that they are actually giving additional airlift to; in the past, it’s only been domestic. But this is the first time as international, and the way this is going, I think we are going to be in a good position moving forward.”