Dominica: The Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives Ministry officially launched the 22nd edition of the World Creole Music Festival on Wednesday during a press briefing. As per the tourism ministry, the three-day festival will commence on 28 October 2022 and end on 30 October 2022. This year, the festival will be celebrated after two years break due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives – Denise Charles has stated that the festival will bring thousands and hundreds of tourists and music enthusiasts to the shores of Dominica. The Minister further anticipated that this year the celebration would be much more joyful.
While briefing about the excitement among the people of Dominica, she outlined that some accommodations; makeup artists are already fully booked. She added, “The festival will be a boost for airlines, ferries, accommodations, restaurants, drinks and beverage distributors, taxis, vendors, boutiques, makeup artists, telecommunications, DJs, entertainment service providers, media, videographers, and the list goes on.”
“Come enjoy the three nights of music, ambience, food, culture, and vibes which are unique,” she further mentioned.
Minister Charles has termed this festival as an investment by the government and highlighted that authorities are working tirelessly to make it a world-class event. She further thanked artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and the United States of America for showing great interest in the WCMF.
Over seventeen famous artists will be giving their performances at the WCMF, including Shenseaa, Jocelyn Beroad, Sizzla, Coltont, Exposib, First Serenade, Christopher Martin, K- Dilak & Bed Jine, Midnight Groovers, Patrice Roberts, Admiral T, Asa Bantan, Dexta Daps, Reo, Kes The Band, Carlyn XP, Original WCK, Chire Lakay, Signal, Extacy, and TK Triple International.
It is anticipated that the World Creole Music Festival will provide a significant booster to the economy of Dominica. Charles also praised the Discover Dominica Authority and stated that the Authority has embarked on a series of one-on-one meetings with potential corporate sponsors to partner with the government. She said that the previous reports of the event show that it brings returns up to six times the total investment.
As the world is moving towards digitalization, the world has been using online platforms for promotions and the hosting of events. This time, tourists and citizens can book tickets, makeup artists, accommodations and much more at https://dominicafestivals.com/.
Denise Charles stated the early bird season tickets for the World Creole Music Festival are available on the website, costing around $300 for three nights (special price for 24 hours starting 10 August, Wednesday 7 pm ). While the price of a regular season ticket for three nights is $375, and a nightly ticket for $150.
Dominica is the most beautiful Caribbean island in the region and has preserved its natural assets. Popularly called the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean“, Dominica was crowned as the #1 Caribbean Island by Travel + Leisure Magazine in August 2022. People can enjoy the peaceful island along with the world’s best Creole Music Festival. It is also known as the “Festival That Never Sleeps” because of kickoffs in the evenings and goes on till the next morning.