Dear SXM Festival Family,
Today we announce the news that the next edition of SXM Festival will happen March 13 - 17 - 2019. Please read the following statement which explains why we have had to make the difficult decision of postponing our planned 2018 event and to learn info about refunds for those who have already purchased tickets. Plus, you can find out more about how we will return bigger and better in 2019 with a brand new island and our best edition to date!!
Our ties to the island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten are stronger than ever. It has always been our mission to have as many of you possible discover the most amazing island of the Caribbean! As with so many of our friends and partners, Hurricane Irma turned our jobs and lives upside down. Our wish is to see our gem of a rock recover as soon as possible and for this reason we have been considering all the available options to forge ahead with the third edition of what has become our pride and for many, the most beautiful electronic music event in the world: SXM Festival.
The determination, courage and resilience of Saint Martin residents has been an inspiration and will continue to inspire our work. But despite the devotion of our partners and of our team, we fell just short of the number of hotels rooms and operational flight routes needed to make the festival a reality so we are being forced to postpone in 2018. This will, however, allow more time to rebuild the infrastructures needed to stage the event and for the restoration of all air routes to SXM that are required to transport our fabulous festival adventurers. SXM Festival will host visitors to an always gorgeous island, and it’s brand new, fully functional infrastructure and show the world that it is open for business!
We want to thank, with all of our hearts, the incredible community of electronic music aficionados in Saint Maarten/ Saint Martin and our trusted, local partners in the hospitality services. We are deeply touched and overwhelmed by your messages and by the love you expressed for our project. We promise to come back even stronger than before and to raise the bar again and again, year after year, adapting the festival to the music market and to continue to be recognized as a world leading event.
A very special thank you goes to both the tourism offices of Saint Martin and Sint Maarten for their outstanding work in managing this crisis and for reviving tourism. We will be working closely with them again to deliver the 2019 edition through innovative and impactful marketing.
Last but not least, congratulations to all the St. Martiners who are working relentlessly to rebuild the island. Beyond the beauty, the success and reputation of the festival has been built on the exceptional quality of the services offered and the warm hospitality of its people. It is all of these elements which make the island truly unique.
Those who have bought tickets for SXM Festival 2018 will automatically receive full refunds within the next 10 business days via our ticketing partner website – Eventbrite. There’s nothing to do. It will automatically refund the full amount. No fees or anything!
Thanks for supporting us this far, we sincerely hope to see you in Saint Martin / Sint Maarten in 2019 or anytime before as you wish to come relax on one of our pristine beaches!