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Aruba On Song With Major Music Events

Music fans are tuning up for a trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba as it prepares to host a duet of major international events.

July 29, 2014 - PRLog -- September sees Electric Festival Aruba return after last year’s debut and now extended to run over five days, while the following month the eighth Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival bursts to life with a fresh new line-up.

These major events enable followers of particular music to enjoy their favourite performers while in between events relaxing in the sun and on the beaches, something else at which Aruba excels!

Electric music is celebrated with the first of these major events, running from Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7. Now extended to accommodate the numerous artistes who want to participate, the programme also includes seminars, parties and networking events for industry professionals.

This year there will be two stages instead of last year’s one and the event will feature a particular focus on techno music, showcased on opening night. Dance takes over the main stage on Friday, September 5, while the festival closes with a beach festival.

DJ and leading figure in electric music, Aruban resident and festival founder, Chuckie, will be one of the top figures to perform during the festival. Others in the 2014 line-up include America’s Lil John, Loco Dice from Germany and the Australian Knife Party.

For full programme details and ticket bookings visit www.electricfestival.com. Various ticket packages are available, including a weekend pass for September 5-7 at £38.50.

Acts confirmed for the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, being staged on October 3 and 4, include popular Latin singer Prince Royce and top saxophonist Candy Dulfer & Band.

The line-up at the Renaissance Festival Plaza in island capital Oranjestad will also include LiV Warfield & The New Power Generation, African jazz star Richard Bona, Colombian band Gualao and local bands Tsunami and N’Fuzion.

Up to 6,000 visitors a day are expected at this, the eighth Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival. Tickets are available at various prices. General admission is US$55 (approx. £34.50) per person per night, with VIP areas also available.

Performances take place on three stages, two outdoors and one indoor. On Friday October 3, the so-called Latin Night, Prince Royce will perform on the main outdoor stage.

The Festival Plaza features a food court with various stands offering local dishes and snacks. Various bars are also available, including a cocktail bar and a wine/champagne bar. A local art exhibition will be staged at the festival’s indoor gallery.

For more information on the event and to book tickets, visit www.caribbeanseajazz.com

For more information about Aruba, go to www.aruba.com

For further press information, please contact: Joanna Walding

Tel: 07885 913860

E-mail: j.walding@aruba.com

Aruba Tourism Authority – UK & Ireland

July 29, 2014

Note to editors: The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba lies 15 miles north of the South American coastline, benefitting from year-round sunshine, an average temperature of 32 degrees and a cooling breeze. Located on the edge of the hurricane belt, with a nine mile stretch of award-winning pristine beach, turquoise seas, colonial Dutch architecture and a Latin vibe, Aruba is a delightful alternative Caribbean experience. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates to Aruba five times a week, with departures from 15 UK airports via its international hub at Amsterdam Schiphol. Thomson Airways operates weekly charter departures from London Gatwick from May to October. Leading tour operators offering packages to Aruba include Thomson Holidays, First Choice, Kuoni, Tropical Sky and Black Tomato.

Joanna Walding

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