On 30 June, it was announced that the 2015 Road Town Festival Village will be named in honour of Mrs. Patsy Lake. The 2015 East End Festiville will be named in honour of Yvette Penn; while the 2015 Carrot Bay Fisherman’s tournament will be named in honour of Mr. Elmore Stoutt.
This year’s Emancipation Festival will be celebrated under the theme ‘It’s an Emancipation Celebration of Reflection to be Seen; VI Cultural Festival 2015’. This year’s slogan is ‘A Tropical Blend of Beautiful Colours to be Seen, VI Festival 2015’. The village activities will kick off on 26 July with the annual Gospel Fest.
Members of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee unveiled the entertainment line-up which will see artists such as Busy Signal, Mr. Chucky, the Asylum Family-Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons, Erphan Alves, Five Star Akil, and Lyrical performing in Road Town.
In East End artists such as Morgan Heritage, Fireman, and Crazy are expected to hold the crowd. Over in Carrot Bay artistes such as Destra, Benjai, Show Time, Primetime Squad, and VIBE have been confirmed. Meanwhile, it was noted that there will be more headliners revealed in coming days.
This year’s East End Festival will be held in a different location, as the usual venue is the construction site of the Multipurpose Stadium. CCT is the platinum sponsor for Festival
2014 Report Still being Worked on
During the press conference, Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn announced that the 2014 Festival and Fairs report is still being worked on.
The Minister said: “I have not received the report yet for festival 2014. The reason why we haven’t received the report is because there was a transition between the new executive immediately after Festival.” Hon. Walwyn added: “The work is being done now by the new Treasurer and the new committee members to make sure that the new report is ready for us.”