SXM Music Fest 2017
PHILIPSBURG–The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau in collaboration with the SXM Music Festival will host the third edition of SXM Music Festival on-island March 13-19.
SXM Festival is a boutique electronic music festival geared towards electronic music aficionados on the lookout for a new festival that offers fresh experiences in an exciting unique setting.
SXM Festival has furthered its reputation as a hub for the global electronic music community by involving some of the world’s most renowned party brands for this year’s edition.
Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (TEATT) Stuart Johnson said on Sunday that music and art festivals have grown in popularity around the world.
“Music festivals are people from across the world coming together who understand the same language. Our destination is an attraction where this is concerned and we intend to further expand, as we have had and continue to have successful entertainment benefits that contributed to the economy.
“Government has pledged US $100,000, which is a dramatic increase. This is testimony to our island’s resilience, strength and diversity of its people. The festival is an attraction that brings in travellers.
“The SXM Festival brings the genre of electronic music here, which opens up a new market of supporters to the destination. The organisation of the festival once again shows confidence in the island. I hope the festival grows by leaps and bounds and we see growth over the next 15-25 years,” said Johnson.
The festival is expected to attract an affluent demographic from all around the world for a week to experience paradise in a whole new way.
“We are very pleased to be part of this event, as this type of event has the capacity to generate positive impacts to our tourism-based economy and increase our competitiveness in this sector,” said St. Maarten Tourist Bureau interim head May-Ling Chun.
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Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/85880-minister-johnson-commends-sxm-music-festival-organisers