21 February 2023 – Simpson Bay, St Maarten – The 43rd edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta taking place March 2-5, 2023, launches the full entertainment line-up with an exciting array of international, regional, and local talent with a large representation of Caribbean influences. The organizers are proud to continue to celebrate diversity and bring people of all tastes and cultures together though their shared passion for music and musical experiences in complement with a unique sight of world-class sailing in paradise, St. Maarten/St. Martin.
The Regatta Village, located at Port de Plaisance, St. Maarten will be open everyday from March 2nd – 5th from 3pm onwards, where one can attend to live music by an exceptional line-up of talented local musicians. Each day at the Regatta Village represents a specific theme which aligns with the artists line-up, such as Women Empowerment – with an all-female line-up, Next Generation – which a focus on emerging talent, Sustainability with a sustainable showcase by Stacy-Ann Studio, and more. Artist’s line-up to play includes Sugar Apple, Kenyo Baly, Chanti, Tanya Michelle & What the Funk, Malaika Maxwell, Dadoni (Live Trumpet), Royalty and the KRG Band Cherianne, Control Band and Vere Musiq from Anguilla, a first time on the regatta stage. DJs well-known to the island such as DJ Siw’roo, DJ Price, DJ EM, DJ Dope Girl, DJ Outkast, DJ Lil R and Danejah Dane (Dominica) will also bring their musical talents to the stage. Hosted by Gee Money and Rummer with appearances by the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta dancers. The event closes with a live performance by Koffee, a reggae artist who is the youngest person and only woman to be awarded in the Best Reggae Album category for a Grammy-Award.
A large complement of the Regatta entertainment this year, is the Green Zone parties hosted at top island venues on both Dutch & French St. Maarten/St. Martin such as Lotus Night Club, Soggy Dollar Bar, Moonbar, Elev8 and Bikini Beach, Orient Bay. The Green Zones are an extension of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta umbrella to extend musical diversity in changing settings throughout the weekend. All events will be hosting international DJs and Artists such as French Mega-star Tayc, whose music manages to touch hearts with several hits such as “N’y Pense Plus”, Jahyanai King of French Guiana, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, Baby Cham – Reggae legend, Freddy Moreira of Amsterdam with his unique & dynamic music style including Wessel S with Tamillia, Sebastien Leger – electronic trailblazer, Jayson Miro, Ajay Raw and DJ Big Boss & Maestro, DJ Classy D, Phil Conti and more.
The artists and music genres represented in the 43rd edition reflects the melting pot of the island of St. Maarten, paving the way for electronic music, appreciation for reggae and its influences on our culture, bringing forth sensational Caribbean music, and all in all a complete package of what the event can offer – a hybrid of global & local talent, with many of these artists playing on St. Maarten/St. Martin for the very first time. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has become a must-do annual event in the global sailing & events calendar. The World-Class Sailing & “Serious Fun!” continues to bring excitement to the island of St. Maarten, and it’s an event that is a must-do on your bucket list . Tickets are now available via Eventbrite, K-band App, and official ticket locations such as Divico, Vandorp, Levi’s in Marigot and Adolphus Richardson. For the full schedule and details visit wwww.heinekenregatta.com.