Attending the upcoming 14th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival will not cost quite as much after an announcement of a price reduction was made at a June 8 press conference on the event, held at the St. Kitts Marriott. “The St. Kitts Music Festival is pleased to officially announce that admission to the festival on any of the three nights is EC$100 [US$40],” said Faron Lawrence, Festival Chairman. “This sizable reduction in the admission is in response to the economic challenges all of us are experiencing. It is our hope that patrons will now seize the opportunity to attend the festival every night, as the line-up offers something for everyone, every night.” The previous price of admission to the star-studded event was EC$135 (US$50). The festival line up was revealed By Adrian Lam, Director of Production, and will feature 11 international performers and nine local artistes. The event, which will run from June 24 – 26, begins each night at 8:00. On Thursday night, the acts seen and heard will be: Capleton, Bunji Garlin, Faye-Ann Lyons, Grand Masters Band, King Ellie Matt, King StarSheild, and Third World. The next night, Fabolous, Fethi Tabet, Jah Fire, Ky-mani Marley, SMI, Stevy Mahy, and Tarrus Riley will hit the stage. The concluding night on Saturday will showcase Ba By Face, C-Money, Infamus, Pepper Ranks, Rolhensha, and Sizzla. One of the previously announced big-name performers, Tito Jackson, will not appear at the festival due to a booking conflict. Elaborating on the festival venue, Stanley Franks, Chair of the Logistics Committee informed that: “We are using the football stadium that is to the west of the cricket stadium. It has been used in the past for a music festival, but what we have done is reconfigure the settings in the area to make it more comfortable, and to make the viewing much better in respect to the various persons who will be here.” The popular music festival is known for presenting a plethora of musical styles, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel, and Contemporary. Some of the past artistes who have thrilled audiences with their performances are John Legend, T-Pain, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Biggie Irie and Michael Bolton. “We invite persons to come out in their numbers and support this event,” said Allister Williams, Executive Director of the festival. “Spread the word that we are ready to welcome the world for this, the 14th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, and we can guarantee that it will be an experience like no other.”