Val Henry, MyVueNews.com:
Basseterre, St. Kitts, Monday, 2nd July, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – There is no doubt that we have just witnessed the greatest edition of the 22 year old St. Kitts Music Festival.
Each night of concerts attracted record crowd numbers with thousands of fans flocking to the Warner Park Stadium to register their presence at three nights of unforgettable experiences.
The artistes lived up to the hype that was created by organizers and from the opening night it was already clear that this year would be hugely successful. The memorable on stage performances of Spice, Sizzla Kalonji, Ms Lauryn Hill, Patti Labelle, Kes The Band, Destra, Dejour, Byron Messia and others will be spoken of by fans for many years ahead.
From dancing and jumping to singing almost every line of their favorite hits from their favorite artistes, the fans too were fantastic.
They helped to feed the artistes with the required energy to deliver world class performances.
And though The 2018 edition of the St. Kitts Music Festival has only just ended, many fans are already craving for next year’s celebration.
However, it will not be easy to surpass this one. This year the committee got almost everything right.
The artistes line up was pleasing to everyone. The on time start and early ending were historic and welcoming.
The large numbers every night was a first for many years and their early arrival for the opening acts was also new.
Somehow the organization and marketing were far above what had become the norm in recent years.
There was a strong vibe and much hype in the preceding weeks and this certainly helped to plant seeds of success.
The bar crawl and DJ competition showed signs that just somehow this year would be different. And it was.
Speaking with the media on the final night after the last performance, Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant, said that he was very pleased with the outcome and thought that it achieved many of the objectives established.
This included the high numbers of visitors with all hotels registering full occupancies.
But It was the overall excitement in the country that truly made the festival this year an unforgettable experience.