By Trisha La Place

The Observer

Tourism week kicks off to a good start, as the upcoming activities for Ocean Fest looks quite promising.

Ocean Fest is one of the activities for Tourism Week organised by the Ministry of Tourism.

This year Gem Family Rave returns to add more excitement to Ocean Fest.

Since the launch of Gem Family Rave six years ago Audley Goodwin one of the executives said they often use this as a marketing scheme to help increase their listening audience.

The last rave was held in St. Kitts in 2002.

The beach event will show case clash of the bands featuring EL A Kru from Antigua and house bands from St. Kitts.

Fun games such as volleyball, sack races, tug-a-war, lime-and-spoon, beer drinking competition and a fashion show will also be included.

A pre-rave party would be held at Krystals night club on Saturday with house DJ Lennox from Trinidad along with Gem Family Rave announcers and a surprise guest artist.

Many regional visitors from the neighbouring islands will participate in the rave namely from Nevis, Antigua and Montserrat.