St. Kitts is postponing the 24th St. Kitts Music Festival, originally scheduled to be held June 24-28, 2020, to June 23-27, 2021 in light of the current global situation to protect its citizens, residents, visitors and the integrity of the event.
"The St. Kitts Music Festival is now achieving the goals that were established for the event—to drive and support 'heads in beds' for our tourism industry in June," said the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, minister of tourism, international trade, industry, commerce and consumer affairs. "The Music Festival has allowed us to promote our St. Kitts brand over the summer months and we are confident that it will remain a cornerstone of our annual marketing and branding activities in the years to come. It brings significant direct economic benefit that provides for our people year after year. However, after careful consideration we chose to postpone it until 2021."
Last year was the second year in a row that St. Kitts saw a significant increase in air arrivals and attendance with air arrivals increasing seven percent for June 2019 (15,499) as compared to June 2018 (14,490) and recording nearly 30,000 attendees over the three-night event.
Anyone who has already purchased tickets online will be protected and their purchases will either remain valid or can be refunded. Originally scheduled to 2020 were such artists as Gladys Knight, Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Wizkid, Koffee and Chronixx, among others.
For more information about the St. Kitts Music Festival, visit www.stkittsmusicfestival.com.