The 24th Annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival
Draws Internationally Renowned Talent, April 30 – May 10, 2015
Robin Thicke, Flo Rida, Jon Secada, Beres Hammond and Jimmy Cliff
among stellar line-up!
The annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, now in its 24th year, raises the curtain on 30 April with a line-up of performers who blends island culture, famed musical talent and diverse music genres.
Internationally renowned performers taking centre stage this year include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin sensation Timbalive, American rapper Flo Rida, acclaimed Paris-based pianist Alain Jean Marie and two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFranceso featuring Grant Stewart.
The 11-day festival kicks off on 30 April and runs through 10 May featuring hundreds of musical performances and art showcases throughout the island. Locations span from Saint Lucia’s iconic Pigeon Island National Park, where main stage events will kick-off on Friday 8 May, to various other venues island wide.
“This year’s festival continues to infuse artistic events with star-studded musical performances, providing a platform for local artisans, entertainers and cultural enthusiasts to also command world attention during the two-week celebration,” remarked Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries Minister Lorne Theophilus.
Presented by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, the festival continues to attract some of the most recognisable and sought after names in the music business and has become a magnet for overseas visitors, according to Theophilus. Completing the line-up is a string of other local entertainers, together with more than 100 local artisans, who will perform at jazz venues island wide throughout the festival.
With a renewed emphasis on the arts component of the festival, an Arts Village will be incorporated in a dedicated site in the north between two major shopping areas, while the acclaimed fashion show, “Hot Couture,” will return with a spotlight on Saint Lucia and the region’s cutting edge style.
About Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is an island that lifts all your senses. It has some of the most stunning scenery in the Caribbean from the unspoilt rainforests, idyllic bays and beautiful palm-fringed beaches to the magical Piton Mountains. Visitors can relax in one of the many spas on the island and be enveloped by the smell of essential oils. They can taste the delicious food at the Friday night barbecues at Anse La Raye or sample the French and Creole influenced cuisine in the fine dining restaurants across the island. Saint Lucia offers a wide array of award winning, diverse accommodation from boutique hotels and all-inclusive resorts through to spacious villas and luxury retreats. Visitors can be as relaxed or as active as they want with an abundance of activities to choose from including zip-lining adventures, bird-spotting, horse-riding, snorkelling, a Segway tour, and whale and dolphin watching. There is something for everyone whether you are travelling in a group, as a family or a couple. Saint Lucia is easily accessible from the UK with 13 flights from London Gatwick operated by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and a new flight from Manchester with Thomas Cook which launched last year.