SXMusic Festival 2016, St Maarten
By Sonja van der Drift
Joel Smye and Stephan Philion, the partners behind Bloor and Bathurst nightclub Coda in Toronto, Canada are launching a music festival on the Caribbean island of St. Martin.
According to organizers, the DJs will have “complete musical freedom to put the state-of-the-art Void sound systems through their paces.” Each event will “take into account setting, time and location, and every stage will feature special additional production.”
“The vibe and beautiful weather are a perfect match for our target clientele,” say Smye and Philion, who also curate Toronto’s Electric Island parties. “The West Indies have yet to present a best-in-class transformative festival offering, but we’re excited to change this by sharing SXMusic with the world.”
Video production by Coda Toronto
SXMusic Festival will be the first-of-its-kind, boutique electronic music festival set to unfold March 9-13, 2016, on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Martin. The XSMusic Festival is scheduled just after the St Maarten Heineken Regatta and before the Miami Winter Music Conference and with direct flights from Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Montreal, Toronto and Atlanta, St Maarten & St Martin are easily accessible as a new destination event.
The focus of the festival will be three unforgettable day-into-night parties incorporating the island’s most breathtaking beaches and unique tropical oases. French and Dutch influences create a distinctly European feel to this dual territory escape, with a bohemian vibe that echoes the white isle.
SXMusic Festival will be held between March 9 to 13 at the following venues
The first round of acts confirmed for the inaugural event will be familiar to Coda regulars: Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Patrick Topping, Thugfucker, Psychemagik, Francesca Lombardo, Dubfire, DJ Tennis, Blond:ish and Adriatique. More lineup announcements will be forthcoming and hopefully they will sign up some local St Maarten DJ’s like DJ EM. DJ Outkast and DJ Spincycle to name a few …..
A secluded forest retreat with infinity pools, raised lounge huts and wooden platforms overlooking the tropical splendour. It’s a stunning paradise straight out of the pages of Conde Naste Traveler with palm trees, roaming wildlife and lush waterfalls.
With the most spectacular sunsets and views of the ocean, this venue is famous for being right at the end of the SXM runway, with planes flying in to land literally a matter of feet above party goers. And each landing is cheered in, DC10 style.
Another stunning beach location nestled in a little cove, backed by lush green hills and cute Caribbean huts, with the tropical seas extending into the blue yonder.
More information about the SXMusic Festival can be found at : http://sxmusicfestival.com and http://codatoronto.com
Where to stay in St Maarten and St Martin
If you need private accommodation when visiting the SXMusic Festival feel free to contact us directly, we provide high end villa rentals on the French and Dutch side of the Island in every price category and location. One word of caution and advise, the SXMusic Festival is held from March 9 until March 13, however The St Maarten Heineken Regatta is held the week before from March 3 until March 6, so there might be heavy demand for villas even in the week after the regatta. Having said that, that might well be the case for inbound flights between March 6 – 9.
We suggest to book your flights and villa rental accommodation way in advance ………..
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