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London, UK (06 May 2009) – Popular and much loved musical group, Kc and the Sunshine Band, together with singer songwriter, Stephen Marley and Jamaican Legend, Mavado join a fantastic line up of popular Grammy Award winning artists including Regina Belle and T-Pain for the much-anticipated 13th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, to be held on the island from June 25-27 2009.

Two-time Emmy Award Winning actor and vocalist, Keith David, has also been announced as the event’s special celebrity guest for the final night. The event will be especially memorable for the eminent, Keith David, who celebrates his Kittitian Heritage with a return to his Great Grandmother’s homeland.

“It will be our pleasure to welcome Keith David back home to St. Kitts to be a part of the St. Kitts Music Festival,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister responsible for Tourism, Sports & Culture. “His famously recognizable voice, passion for music and Kittitian roots make him the ideal host for our Festival which will feature top-selling international musicians as well as outstanding local and Caribbean acts.”

The final line up of performers at the St. Kitts Music Festival includes as follows:

Thursday June 25th
Nu Vybes Band International
The Grand Masters Band
King Konris
Lord Nelson
Lejah Band featuring BiggieIrie
Edwin Yearwood & Claudette Peters
Mavado

Friday June 26th
Odisi Band
Beres Hammond
Burning Spear
Stephen Marley

Saturday June 27th
KC5 & Shakki
Regina Belle
KC & the Sunshine Band
T-Pain

Against a background of glorious weather, stunning beaches and a spectacular natural landscape, the St. Kitts Music Festival, held at the world class Warner Park Stadium in the capital, Basseterre has become a well-established Caribbean and international event attracting visitors from around the world. Legendary past performances have included such prominent acts as John Legend, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Ashanti, Shaggy, the Temptations, Chaka Khan and Busta Rhymes.

Music fans in the UK who are looking for a holiday that encompasses a quintessentially Caribbean experience as well as a stellar music scene can travel to St. Kitts on the new roundtrip service on British Airways from London (Gatwick) to St. Kitts RLB Airport.

About St. Kitts

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, St. Kitts offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s sugar plantations, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean and more traditional holiday activities such as water sports,
golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at one of St. Kitts’ two casinos or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches. Guests can select from accommodation ranging from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels or resorts.

Tickets to the 13th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival are priced in US$, starting from $50.00 per person, per night and will soon be available for purchase on www.stkittsmusicfestival.com.

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact by e-mail the St. Kitts Tourism Authority at info@stkittstourism.kn or visit the website at www.stkittstourism.kn.

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