2010 Bermuda Music Festival
The 15th annual Bermuda Music Festival, 2010 will take place from September 30 - October 2 at Fairmont Southampton Hotel
. This year's event will feature multi-Grammy winner Ziggy Marley, five-time Grammy award winning entertainer Toni Braxton, Neo Soul and R&B star Angie Stone, and London born rap, reggae and R&B star Estelle. Local talents like McCartney K and the Chewstick will also join the international artists on stage.
Oxford Communications and Kingdom Entertainment Group are the producers of Bermuda Music Festival 2010. The venue at Fairmont Southampton has a capacity of 1100. The new producers said budget constraints is the main reason why the concert had to be moved to a smaller venue. Earlier the event was held at the Kings Wharf Dockyard.
However, this year the new setting is likely to create a more intimate experience for audiences. Premier of Bermuda, Dr. Brown said even though this year’s music festival was a "somewhat scaled down event, we’re not skimping on the caliber of talent".
Opening night (Thursday, Sept 30)
Multi-Grammy winning performer and producer, Ziggy Marley will be kicking off the event. Jamaican musician Marley is the oldest son of Rita and Bob Marley. He will perform on the Beach Club stage. Famed as a musician and humanitarian, Marley earned his fourth Grammy in 2006 for Love is My Religion and most recently released Family Time album.
Second night (Friday, Oct 1)
Angie Stone and Estelle will take the stage on the second night.
Angie Stone had received a Grammy for her 2007 album The Art of Love & War. Angie made a great impression in the European music world and created popular albums like Black Diamond, Mahogany Soul, Stone Love and The Art of Love & War.
One of the greatest UK talents, Estelle came into fame with her hits 1980 and Free, winning a Mobo Award for Best Newcomer in 2004. On her latest album Shine, she became the first to be signed by US musician John Legend. She has worked with great musical talents like Kanye West, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, will.i.am and Swizz Beats.
Third night (Saturday, Oct 2)
American R&B singer-songwriter Braxton will make her performance on the final night of the event. She is a five-time Grammy award winner having sold more than 40 million records. Some of Braxton's all time hits include Un-Break My Heart, You’re Making Me High, and He Wasn’t Man Enough.
Braxton has also received the coveted Aretha Franklin Soul Train Award for career achievement in 2000. Recently she headlined in ABC's Dancing with the Stars tour.
Tickets are on sale from July 26 2010. Here are the ways you can purchase the tickets for 2010 Bermuda Music Festival
Online from www.bdatix.bm,
From the iStore in Hamilton, and
From Fabulous Fashions located in the Heron Bay Plaza.
General admission tickets are $95 and reserved seating tickets are $140. Three-day general admission passes are $245.
Fairmont Southampton is offering Visitor packages on www.expedia.com.
1) Check out Bermuda Music and Dance
to know about music and dances that are now part of the island's cultural tradition.
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