The Bahamas is where it is at! Coming up soon, SXM Festival has announced the phase two lineup for its highly-anticipated return to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten. Ready fam? From March 9-13, the destination experience will give attendees the chance to see not only some of the biggest names in the techno and house but also experience the beauty and culture of the Bahamas!
SXM came out in 2016 and since then, SXM Festival has remained focused on booking lineups that will amaze you. They focus on showcasing a mix of legendary names and emerging acts alike from far-reaching corners of the globe. You’ll get to party with some of clubland’s most celebrated selectors and live acts. They’re all headed to the tropical paradise that is Saint Martin / Sint Maarten for their fans!
Phase Two Coming In Hot!
With its phase two lineup, SXM Festival is coming in hot!!! They’ve worked their tails off to announce a new group of top-tier talent featuring Music On leader Marco Carola, Flying Circus’ Audiofly, Diynamic icon Magdalena, and a live performance from Afterlife stand out Innellea. Attendees can also look forward to sets from Afro House favorite Layla Benitez, Swiss house music maestro Jimi Jules, co-founder of the Common Sense People event series Konstantin Sibold, and more.
Phase one was already fire so this just adds to the amazing Chilean-born minimal icon Ricardo Villalobos, Innervisions co-founders Âme, the legendary Dubfire, Canadian favorite Blond:ish, live performance extraordinaire Jan Blomqvist, and Life and Death label boss Dj Tennis. Other highlights included veteran German producer Steve Bug, multi-instrumentalist Chloé Caillet, Copenhagen live trio WhoMadeWho, Israeli star Chaim, Grammy-nominated producer Danny Tenaglia, and many more favorites from around the world.
2022 is Going To Be The Best Year Yet!
For the 2022 edition, SXM wants to continue building a partnership with the cultural and ecological fabric of the beautiful host locale of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten. Since 2019, the fest has tried to help recover the island from the devastation cause by Hurricane Irma.
SXM DOET is the fest’s partner as well as the islands’ largest volunteer event, funded by Oranje Fonds, executed by Be The Change Foundation, with the help of hundreds of volunteers. 98 community projects are registered this year. If you want to get involved you can learn more and sign up to volunteer via: www.sxmdoet.com. In support, SXM Festival will encourage their party-goers to volunteer their time and take part in this community event. The Festival team will also provide tickets to SXM DOET to help promote their projects through raffles and reward volunteers. Sounds like a win!
But that isn’t all. SXM is committed to helping their beautiful island home. In fact, another initiative focused on the local culture is a unique musical project from Isadore “Mighty Dow” York and his Ebony Steel Orchestra. This dynamic group has been working hard to change up their tracks to combine techno with steel pans. Not only will these songs be released online, the profits will all go back to the local schools.
Attendees are also encouraged to take a break from the party and meet the locals and other travelers!
There is no better way to truly soak up the local culture than to volunteer your time at one of the island specific, sponsored projects. Past projects have included beach cleanups, playground builds, and basketball court maintenance, with this year’s charitable action initiatives to be announced in the months to come.
The festival is not only going above and beyond with their volunteerism efforts. They also want to reduce their carbon footprint! They are dedicated to leaving a smaller footprint and helping replenish natural environments. The festival is going paperless and focusing on various ways to save energy by being more sustainable. This includes their work with the Saint-Martin based company VERDE SXM. Through this partnership, the festival will have 100% of its waste transformed and recycled. Leave no trace is their main motto! I wish all festivals would adopt this!
Enjoy 5 Days and 5 Nights In Paradise!
Escape from your normal routine at this tropical dance music escape. Experience the secluded beaches, lush jungle dancefloors, stunning villas, boat parties, and beach clubs – from sunrise to sunset. This unique party format is what sets SXM Festival apart from other destination festivals because they guide attendees through an eclectic mix of music, culture, and travel throughout their time in paradise.
This is such a unique event! Guests will not only get to experience their favorite artists but they will get to check out some ultimate stages with amazing decor. Any SXM Festival devotées will tell you tales of the event’s beating heart, Happy Bay. This is an iconic location at the festival on a secluded private beach in the jungle- and its the main venue! Of course, you can’t miss Boho Beach Cub, the perfect place to chill out and escape during the day. In addition, be sure to check out Karakter, which overlooks the Caribbean sea and provides a spectacular view of aircrafts coming in for landing at SXM Airport and is the perfect place to catch a sunset.
You can choose from luxurious villas and private yachts. Plus- Michelin star caliber dining. YUM! VIP guests will have access to exclusive areas with lush amenities at Happy Bar. This includes table service, a chill-out area, a dedicated VIP bar, special cocktail and wine pop-up bars, and access to the famed Villa Party on Saturday. Heck yeah!
You can add-on with Satellite Parties, including the Boat Party with DJs soundtracking the epic voyage, which includes the option to set sail at sunset on the largest lagoon in the Caribbean, along with the Panorama event.
Whether you are a returning vet or first-timer, SXM Festival and the beautiful island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten hold rich cultural surprises behind each twist and turn. It is truly a sum of its parts and a musical voyage of a lifetime. Come find out for yourself.
Tickets for SXM Festival are now on sale. Those interested in purchasing passes or learning more can head to their official website.