The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival has announced its 2024 line-up of musicians and artists.
Set to take place from April 30 – May 12, the festival will see headline performances from musicians and artists from the island and around the world. The open-air performances will be located at Pigeon Island National Park.
A variety of music genres are to be showcased, from Afro beats, jazz and rock, to gospel, Soca and reggae. Air Supply, Jon Secada (pictured) and Chloe Bailey are among the acts.
Its musical itinerary will include Entertainment & Community Jazz; Kingdom Gospel Night; Pure Jazz; Caribbean Fusion; World Beats and The Ultimate Celebration on Mother’s Day.
The festival’s theme, Art and the City, has continued from 2023. It is centred around never-before-seen artworks from Saint Lucian artist Llewellyn Xavier. His show, Poems from Saint Lucia: Cold Fire and The Lucia Chronicles will comprise more than 1,000 pieces, making it the largest one-person exhibition in Saint Lucia’s history.
There will be five artistic events, including Art Square’s culinary experiences and musical performances; the return of the Big Pan Project, a lively musical and cultural production; creative expressions at Art is Sacred at the Cathedral; spoken word and discussions with artists through the Conversational Series.
Hon Dr Ernest Hilaire, the Minister of Tourism for Saint Lucia, said: “Building on three decades of star-studded performances that attract visitors from around the world, the 2024 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival continues our tradition of creating and hosting the Caribbean’s premier jazz and arts event. This year promises an eclectic mix of must-see artists across genres from Soca to jazz to World Beats to pop, while also showcasing fine arts and Saint Lucia’s creative industries.”
Tickets and packages will be available from February at stlucia.org/jazz