The official dates for the second annual Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) were announced today as 5th to 7th May 2017 at a ceremony held in Venus Restaurant & Sports Lounge. Grenada will host yet another international festival celebrating great music, community, youth and environmental sustainability through going green initiatives.
“In April of this year we hosted our first music festival which received tremendous accolades for the high quality of local and international talent, event organisation, beautiful venues and support of building a music legacy on the island. The next Pure Grenada Music Festival would be three (3) days of quality music of mixed genres from Grenada, the Caribbean region and international countries,” said Dieter Burkhalter, Chair of the Steering Committee of the PGMF.
The PGMF aims to deliver a world-class event for the enjoyment of Grenadians and visitors alike. The team of volunteers who make up the steering committee and sub-committees are currently planning the programme, developing a marketing strategy, and seeking funding from sponsors, and Diamond Club members.
The Government of Grenada and the Grenada Tourism Authority are officially partners of the festival and Netherlands Insurance Company Limited is officially a gold sponsor of the 2017 Pure Grenada Music Festival.
“The Government of Grenada recognises the tremendous potential to create another cultural event on the island to showcase our talent and to bring our rich cultural heritage together into one spectacular event,” said Brenda Hood, Minister of Culture. “Together with our support, we are well on our way to putting Grenada on the map for international music festivals, showing once again our small island can deliver big results.”
“The Pure Grenada Music Festival is a perfect opportunity to draw people to Grenada for a unique musical experience. Once visitors are on island, we can further promote our rich culture, delectable foods, pristine beaches, and lush rainforests. We have partnered with the PGMF to help market the events in our major source markets, ensuring that our tourism partners receive additional business during the low-peak times.” said Ms. Francine Stewart, Marketing Manager at the Grenada Tourism Authority.
“First of all I want to give thanks for seeing another Pure Grenada Music Festival. Some people have raised the question ‘will there be another one’ and want to give thanks to the organisers for the answer. The experience of 2016 was great. It helped us expose our craft, talent and music to the international world. The hospitality given was the best we have ever experienced in Grenada. We are all musicians and should all be treated the same, both Grenadian and International, some organisers fall short of this but not PGMF.” said Electrify from Luni Sparks & Electrify.
The PGMF organisers have recently launched ‘Ready For The Stage’ inviting Grenadians bands to have the opportunity to perform during the Pure Grenada Music Festival. Electrify went on to say “The organisers are sending out the right message to start working on your craft as there are so many hidden talents in Grenada as a whole. Putting that message out there to come and be part of the PGMF 2017 is a step in the right direction. We want to give thanks for this opportunity”. Chrislyn Lashington, Corporate Communications Officer, Grenada Tourism Authority and PGMF Steering Committee Member, highlighted that Luni Sparks & Electrify do a lot for music by helping young persons and visiting schools so thanked them for their efforts.
More details can be found on the website for those interested in a chance of performing during the Pure Grenada Music Festival through the ‘Ready For The Stage’ project.
A video presentation during the event highlighted the 2016 festival. It reflected the energy, beauty and world class talent that was delivered and built excitement for the upcoming event. This video is available for viewing on www.grenadamusicfestival.com.
Once again, there will be the undertaking of a Go Green Initiative to positively impact the environment. Recycling and reuse instead of wastage will be a major focus of the festival.
The launch of the Pure Grenada Music Festival culminated with the unveiling of a large guitar-shaped billboard with the festival logo and the 2017 festival dates, which is prominently installed on the Grand Anse Roundabout, courtesy of Spiceland Mall.