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Lyrikal, Romain Virgo, and Gyptian Set to Headline Caribbean Music Festival 2024

by Karen Rollins Apr 15, 2024

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Caribbean Music Festival 2024

Top local and regional entertainers are ready to put on a show to remember at the upcoming Caribbean Music Festival on Sunday 28 April at Farley Hill National Park.

The organisers of the new event have promised “a one-of-a-kind entertaining experience” that will cater to fans of various music genres.

Speaking during a recent media launch at the Penthouse in Limegrove, St James, the festival’s head of operations, Tredoana Parris, claimed the event will be different to anything else ever staged in Barbados.

Parris stated: “We’re going to be having music from the entire Caribbean; as far as Trinidad, Jamaica, right here in Barbados, and we’re going from our roots and heading out to Africa.

“We are bringing a different vibe and energy to Farley Hill National Park. People are accustomed to reggae only, so we are bringing calypso, dancehall, reggae and Afrobeats. You will have an entire day of music along with DJs playing all other genres of music as well.”

The festival taking place one day only this year on Sunday 28 April from noon to 9pm, but Parris said the aim is to expand it in 2025.

She explained: “Next year, we want to have it as a true festival where we have a series of events over, let’s say, a seven-day span. So, you will come one night and hear strictly dancehall, you will come another night and hear reggae, you will come another night and hear Soca. That is our way of thinking.”

Some of the artistes scheduled to perform at the 2024 Caribbean Music Festival include Lyrikal, Romain Virgo, Gyptian, Naliah Blackman, Capleton, Everton Blender, 450, Rygin King and Valiant. 

Tickets are available from box offices around the island and online from ticketpal.com.

Sources: Barbados Today and What’s On Barbados