SXM Festival, underground electronic music’s premiere destination getaway, has announced the phase 1 lineup for its March 13-17 return to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten.
Set within the iconic beaches, nightclubs and spectacular villas of the island, SXM Festival will once again offer the global party elite a week of a world-class house and techno programming in an unmatched setting.
It is with a firm dedication to booking both the scene’s foremost superstars and emerging talent alike that SXM Festival has crafted its legacy. Acting as a true culmination of forward-thinking electronic music innovators from around the world, the event will continue to rival some of the most celebrated party’s on earth with its March homecoming.
The 2019 event will welcome some of the world’s most in-demand headliners like flagbearer of Neapolitan techno Marco Carola, Parisian trio Apollonia, Rumors boss Guy Gerber, electronic visionary Dubfire, and groove-driven house icon Axel Boman.
The leading curation continues with Fuse London head Enzo Siragusa, modern king of UK house Archie Hamilton, Israeli techno maestro Chaim, the darker shades of Audiofly and Francesca Lombardo, plus many more scene-defining acts.
The event’s return comes at a pivotal moment for the island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten which was left in need following a series of 2017 hurricanes. SXM Festival organizers were forced to make a difficult decision in postponing the Third Edition in 2018, while concentrating their efforts to create the Two Bunch Palms Foundation with the immediate mission to raise funds to help those affected by Hurricane IRMA and as a future vessel to give back to causes important to the development and health of the community. As a result of the unmatched spirit and aid of the global electronic music community and the resilience emitted of local people in an effort to rebuild the entire Island, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten will return stronger than ever – primed to once again step to the world stage to host this magical festival.
As SXM Festival Founder Julian Prince says, ‘It is very hard to put in words how excited we are to be back to work on producing SXM Festival 2019. This has been an incredibly emotional time for the local community and the partners that make this event happen. But through these adversities, I believe the island and our team have emerged stronger than ever with an unbreakable bond that is destined to produce something incredibly special. We have the intention and ability to design the ultimate party – SXM Style. Locals are ecstatic to host everyone and in 2019 the energy on the island will be as magnetic as it has ever been! It is with such local spirit and the support of our amazing global community that we return with more momentum and vigor than ever before. Ironically, we always say that we couldn’t imagine what would come out if we had an extra 4 months to organize the festival. Like every precious moment in life, SXM Festival is not to be taken for granted as it was almost taken away from us right before our eyes. It is with this thought that we have taken more steps to ensure that our event is giving direct aid and support to the people of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten without whom the event would not be possible.’
Now Saint Martin/Sint Maarten makes its return better than ever with a fully renovated island and brand new hotels, villas, clubs, restaurants, and Casinos. SXM Festival attendees may rejoice as all corners of the global scene chart their course to converge once again in the other-worldly, natural setting and inimitable vibe of one of the moment’s most talked about parties.