SXMusic is set to take place in the idyllic Caribbean paradise of St Martins in March 2016, and already tickets have begun to sell fast after the likes of Jamie Jones, Dubfire, DJ Tennis, Lee Burridge, Adriatique, Thugfucker, Blond:ish, Francesca Lombardo and Psychemagik were all announced to play. Now a second wave of acts has been announced that confirms this is the only festival you need to visit in the coming year.
Helping to make it so are a massive next wave of mouth watering names, which include the global taste making superstars that are Rumors boss Guy Gerber, French trio Apollonia and Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex who headline only the biggest and best clubs and festivals anywhere on the planet. Joining them are Visionquest stars Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson, plus Canadian synth specialists My Favourite Robot, Dynamics main man H.O.S.H plus Behrouz and Brooklyn based duo Bedouin.
As if that wasn’t enough, there is also to be sets from Ibiza favourites AudioFly, tech giants M.A.N.D.Y. and No 19 artists Maher Daniel and Nitin. Former member of Art Department turned solo Kenny Glasgow also plays and Odd Parents, Shall Ochin and Lauren Lane complete this latest line-up.
What stands SXMusic apart is the fact it invites DJs to stay all week, to play extended sets, to switch up their usual vibe and dig deep. They will play a a stunning selection of locations from a secluded farm to a sunset beach to a picture perfect bay surrounded by lush green jungle and rolling hills.
There are secret retreats, infinity pools, VOID Sound Systems throughout and carefully programmed stages that offer soundtracks that evolve as the day unfolds. There will parties in boats and in villas, after parties on the beach and pool parties surrounded by local wild life, palm trees and clear blue sea and you will be fuelled the whole time by the exquisite local cuisine, which is a mix of Dutch and French culture. In short, this is a perfect setting for the most memorable musical event of your life.
It is fair to say, then, that the scene is all set for SXMusic to lay down a new bench mark when it comes to summer festival experiences.
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You can fly directly to Saint Martin from the following cities and from many more with just a short layover: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Miami, Fort Lauderale, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Toronto, Amsterdam and Paris plus indirectly from the UK. There are also many direct flights from the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
Flight prices fluctuate so it’s best to monitor travel sites for the best deals and set price alerts to keep track of bargains that may appear. Prices tend to dip on a Tuesday so this is a good time to look.
Kayak.com, Skyscanner.com and Google.com/flights are generally the best sites to use. If you would like to speak to a travel agent about connections and cheaper flights from Europe please email email@example.com
There are many different accommodation options on Saint Martin. Please visit www.sxmusicfestival.com for more details
Go to here and select “book travel” to get deals on hotels. Our page within Findor is powered by Orbitz and includes a best price guarantee. Kayak.com is also good for hotel deals and if you are feeling adventurous you can search for last minute deals on sites like Hotwire.com and Hoteltonight.com – although we’d advise confirming your accommodation early.
Airbnb is popular on the island with private rooms available from as little as $25 per night, through to entire, luxurious homes at very reasonable rates. Get searching!
Villas and yachts
Saint Martin has an array of stunning villas and Bond Villain quality yachts available to rent. If you wish to go full Player then please contact the SXMusic Festival concierge service:firstname.lastname@example.org
GETTING AROUND THE ISLAND
Local firm Helios Car Rental are our preferred partners. There are also many other international car rental firms operating on the island with cars available for as little as $35 per day. Check Rentalcars.com for deals.
For those who don’t wish to hire a car (although we recommend you do to fully experience Saint Martin), SXMusic will be running a shuttle bus service (for a small fee) to transport revellers to and from the main parties.
Taxis tend to be big in size and can accommodate several passengers. Rates are good but many don’t have meters so make sure you agree a price before you start your journey!
As you’d expect, French is the official language of the French side of the island and Dutch on the Dutch side. English is spoken widely on both sides of Saint Martin
March – when the SXMusic Festival happens – is one of the sunniest months of the year. Expect temperatures around 85 degrees Fahrenheit and very little rain.
You do not require a VISA to enter Saint Martin from most countries. Please double check online regarding your country of citizenship before travelling, but generally a valid passport will be enough to allow you entry.
The French side nominally uses the EURO and Dutch the US dollar but in practice both currencies can be used one for one pretty much everywhere on island.
The Dutch side uses US power outlets and the French side European.
OTHER COOL STUFF
Aside from the amazing parties and chilled beaches, Saint Martin has a whole host of other activities you can indulge in, including kite-surfing, wind-surfing and many other water sports, mountain biking, zip lines, hiking and yoga – Island Style.