The 24th Anniversary edition of the St. Kitts Music Festival is expected to “help tremendously” with the promotion of St. Kitts and Nevis and the country’s rich tourism product.
The popular three-night festival kicked off on (Thursday, June 23) with performances by top local, regional and international artists including NuVybes, Destra and Bakanal the Band, Nadia Batson, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Voice, Masicka and more.
The 2022 return of the St. Kitts Music Festival is welcomed by government officials, music artists, music lovers the world over, and economic partners. Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Wendy Phipps, welcomed the return of the St. Kitts Music Festival, the first since it was paused in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is going to help us tremendously in terms of our promotion for St. Kitts and Nevis. It says yes, we have suffered from COVID like the rest of the world, but we are open for business again,” Honourable Phipps stated.
The minister noted that pre-pandemic statistics from the World Bank indicated that direct tourism made up 8 percent of the twin-island Federation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, the figure jumps to approximately 80 percent when factoring in what was described as the allied services sector.