Launch set for Wednesday With less than one month before the curtains go up on the 18 th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, officials have announced a launch date of May 28. The launch and breakfast conference will take place at 8:30am at the Marriott Hotel. The full slate of artistes for the 2014 hosting will be announced at the time. Several acts have been named over the past few weeks however fans of the festival, local and overseas, are eagerly waiting for the Committee to reveal the headline act. The Observer understands from a well-placed source that the Committee had been courting a popular Grammy award-winning ‘non classical’ artiste from the US. So far the line-up boasts R&B songstress of Destiny’s Child fame, Kelly Rowland; Dancehall King Beenie Man, The Voice winner Tessanne Chin, Jamaican artiste Chronixx; repeat Soca King out of Trinindad Machel Montano; Destra; Skinny Fabulous; Elvis Crespo; Bill Champlin; Tarrus Riley; Freddy McGregor; Explainer; Deniece Williams; Bobby Kimball and Small Axe Band. Along with the headline act additional local acts are also expected to round out the star studded ensemble. The music festival will take place June 26-28 at the Warner Park Stadium.