Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hikkaduwa Beach Fest 2009

Organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, the Hikkaduwa Beach Fest is Sri Lanka’s biggest beach festival, with top international artistes and DJs flown into Sri Lanka especially for the four day mega event. “The main aim of the Hikkaduwa Beach Festival is to project the southern coastal strip as the entertainment strip of South Asia,”

The Drum Festival will be an international standard event with some of the best local talents such as Elephant Foot, Ravibandu Vidyapathi, Vibrations and Triloka/Nardro and international performers from India, Cuba, Algeria and Brazil set to perform.
International flutist R. Bikramjit Singh, a descendent of an illustrious royal family of India, will be performing this year. Other international artists include Moon Basis from Algeria and Amed Tato Merenco from Cuba. This year’s drum festival is expected to be one of the main attractions of the Hikkaduwa Beach Fest, drawing from the popularity of last year. The theme for the Drum Festival this year will be ‘Drum and Dance’. Some of the best dance troupes in the country will be performing to the sounds of fusion drums, the drum festival will be the lead up for the Beach Rave.

The Beach Rave will be held on 31st July with international DJs such as DJ Dean Jon, DJ Lee Freeland, DJ Rebekah, DJ Edele Andaya, DJ Lucy Arrowsmith and DJ Acee set to perform. These internationally renowned DJs specialize in beach parties, putting in terrific performances last year.

DJ Dean Jon, who is one of the main DJs for this year’s fest, is a popular figure in the UK club scene having played at many venues in the UK such as Pacha (UK & Ibiza), The Island, Matter, O2 Arena, Supperclub (Singapore), Studio Valbonne, Riva, Blue Eyes (Bali) & Eden (Ibiza) to name a few. Specializing in Progressive, Deep, Tech, Tribal, Soulful Vocal, Uplifting and Soul and Disco music genres, he was Involved with south east UK's biggest festival in summer 2008 hosting the dance arena.

Themed entertainment nights will be another highlight of the Hikkaduwa Beach Festival, with Space, Paradise, House Orchestra and RnB/Hip Hop/Retro being the main theme nights. This is the first time that Space IBIZA, Paradise IBIZA and House Orchestra Paris will be on tour in Asia. Space IBIZA was awarded Best Global Club at the International Dance Music Awards in 2005 and again in 2006.
The beach festival includes various activities, which cater from beach raves, drum festival, theme parties and day time carnivals for families, with special activities for kids. The officeial site cab be found at .

1 comment:

Chamara said...

One of the best events to look out for in sri lanka

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