Basseterre, St. Kitts (January 6, 2020) – St. Kitts is pleased to announce that Chronixx will take the stage at the 24th annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place June 24 – 28, 2020, joining previously announced artists Jimmy Cliff, Koffee and Wizkid on the expanding roster of performers set to delight the crowd.
“Following a record-breaking St. Kitts Music Festival in 2019, our goal is to exceed expectations once again in 2020,” said the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. “Chronixx is an exciting addition to the line-up of artists already confirmed and we look forward to yet another three nights of outstanding performances for the event’s 24th year.”
Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, added, “We have been breaking June air passenger arrivals records for the past two years in a row now as we have been growing the our music festival as a key driver of inbound tourism at the start of summer. Therefore, we remain committed to continuing to add top local, regional and international artists to the event as we strive to achieve even greater results this year.”
Chairman of the St. Kitts Music Festival Damion Hobson commented, “The St. Kitts Music Festival is known for having a diverse range of international and local artists and the addition of Chronixx only adds to the event’s appeal. We look forward to the energy and vibe he will bring to the stage in 2020.”
Jamaican musician Chronixx has ignited a torch in people’s hearts the world over and is confidently lighting the path for an entire generation of youths to rediscover roots and culture. Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton on October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, dancehall artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs. His remarkable ascension in the music industry began in the background; harmonizing for artists such as Lutan Fyah and providing production assistance for tracks sung by Popcaan, Konshens and others. Today, Chronixx is a respected artist in his own right who is building an impressive musical catalogue with such popular songs as “Behind Curtain,” Tell Mi Now,” “Here Comes Trouble,” “African Heritage,” “Likes,” and his patriotic hit anthem, “Smile Jamaica.” His debut album, Chronology, was released in July 2017 and received a nomination for Best Reggae Album in the 60th Grammy Awards. Chronixx last performed at St. Kitts Music Festival in 2014.
Now entering its 24th year, the St. Kitts Music Festival attracts both locals and visitors alike. It features a wide range of musical styles on the popular market, including R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Gospel and Contemporary music. Past artists have included such prominent acts as John Legend, Lionel Richie, Jason Derulo, Buju Banton, The Goo Goo Dolls, Trey Songz, T-Pain, Michael Bolton, R. City, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Air Supply, Patti LaBelle, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Shaggy, Kelly Rowland, Tarrus Riley, Tessanne Chin, Toni Braxton, Sean Paul, Boyz II Men, King Konris, Stephen Marley, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, and Biggie Irie. For more information about the St. Kitts Music Festival, visit http://www.stkittsmusicfestival.com/ or the event’s Facebook page.