St Kitts and Nevis gears up for Sugar Mas 52 Festival!

The Sugar Mas 52 Festival will commence from 25 November 2023. Festival goers of all ages can enjoy beauty pageants, parades, fetes, J’ouvert (the unofficial start of the carnival), folklore, Soca music and pan and calypso drums competitions. 

St Kitts and Nevis Carnival Committee are excited to announce the event line up for the 2023 end year festive season. It aims to be the best carnival for attendees to experience – say hello to Sugar Mas 52 Festival!

The 25th Anniversary of the St Kitts Music Festival kicked-off  on Thursday 22 June 2023 at the Warner Park Stadium, Basseterre. The incredible Sugar Mas Soca Review included competitions between previous and current Soca Monarch winners as well as road march champions.

The Sugar Mas Soca Review featured the following artists and bands:

  • AkaiiUSweet 
  • DJ Tero 
  • Grand Masters Band 
  • Kollision Band 
  • Mr. Bagnall 
  • Nicha B 
  • Nu Vybes Band International 
  • Small Axe Band, and 
  • Stadics 

Other performing artists included: 

  • Dexta Daps
  • Kes The Band 
  • Nailah Blackman 
  • Patrice Roberts 
  • Preedy 
  • Ricardo Drue 
  • Skinny Fabulous

Cream of the crop

St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism, Honourable Marsha Henderson, recognised the astounding talents of the artists that encapsulated the imagination of festive goers. She exclaimed that

“We are happy to present the crème de la crème of the last Sugar Mas festival in what will be a captivating segment showcasing the exceptional talents of our homegrown artistes and bands.”

Honourable Henderson added that “This showcase will not only highlight their remarkable performances but will also serve as a testament to the incredible talent we have on our island, forever ready to dazzle the world.”

Additional artists that performed at the St Kitts Music Festival had artists such as Air Supply, Burna Boy, Byron Messia, Chronixx and Skillbeng.

St Kitts and Nevis official calendar dates for Sugar Mas 52 

Take a look at the line-up for the much-anticipated event of the season in the Caribbean region!

Pre-Events line up 

Saturday, 25 November
Sugar Mas Awards

Friday, 1 December
Soca Monarch Eliminations

Saturday, 2 December
Senior Calypso Monarch Eliminations 1 and 2
A Meri Eri Christmas

Monday, 4 December to Thursday, 7 December
In the spirit of Christmas

Friday, 8 December
Festive Friday
Junior Calypso Show

Wednesday, 13 December
Minister’s cocktail reception

Thursday, 14 December
Senior Calypso Monarch Semi finals
Official Carnival Events

Friday, 15 December
Opening of National Carnival
DJ Tero Silent Night

Saturday 16, December to Tuesday, 2 January

Saturday, 16 December
A visionary holiday extravaganza

Sunday, 17 December
Sugar Mas Rock The Runway
Festival of lights

Monday, 18 December
ASAP Glow Parade

Tuesday, 19 December
Miss Teen St Kitts and Nevis Pageant

Wednesday, 20 December
Folklore Galore
Ministry of Agriculture Night Market

Thursday, 21 December
Soca Monarch Finals

Friday, 22 December
Carnival love fest pure bliss

Saturday, 23 December
Midnight Escape Street Festival
Carnival Love Fest Soca Vengeance

Sunday, 24 December
Carambola Boozy Brunch
Festival of lights

Tuesday, 26 December

Wednesday, 27 December
Panorama competition
Bacchanal Sundown

Thursday, 28 December
Miss St Kitts and Nevis Queen Pageant

Friday, 29 December
Senior Calypso Monarch Parade
Top Off Brunch
Haynes Smith Caribbean Teen Pageant
Inception Midnight Brunch

Sunday, 31 December
STUDYIT Opulence
Rotary Club of Liamuiga
New Years Eve Gala

Monday, 1 January
Grand Carnival Parade
The Fete Ready Experience

Tuesday, 2 January
Grand Carnival Parade Last Lap
The Fete Ready Experience