Phase 1 Includes:
Âme (Live), Amir Javasoul, Andhim, Bedouin, Behrouz, Black Coffee, Bob Moses, Chaim, Fur Coat, Honey Dijon, John Acquaviva, Lee Burridge, Maher Daniel, Nina Kraviz, Nu, Ricardo Villalobos, RPR Soundsystem (Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh), Sebastian Mullaert Aka Minilogue, Soul Clap, Thugfucker, and YokoO
SXM Festival, a clandestine electronic music getaway, today has announced the phase one lineup for its 2017 edition. Set amongst the iconic shores and picturesque jungles of St Martin, SXM Festival will return March 15-19, featuring a wide-reaching array of world-class talent from across the global house and techno community.
Beyond its unparalleled location, SXM Festival has earned its reputation through a firm dedication to the underground and a keen ear towards the sonic trends of tomorrow. Riding on the wake of a much talked about inaugural 2016 soirée, SXM Festival’s 2017 edition will see the event truly step onto the world’s stage with a first-rate assemblage of the best live acts and DJs, representing the leaders of the global house and techno scene.
“After our much talked about inaugural year, we are beyond excited to return to beautiful St. Martin with some of the world’s best DJs and producers. In curating this year’s lineup it was our hope to offer a look into the past, present and future of our community. From legendary fixtures of the scene, to up-and-coming stars, to the avant-garde sounds of tomorrow, we have bridged all channels in choosing the soundtrack for SXM Festival 2017. It was our hope to craft a lineup that reflected the talents of both men and women from across all corners of the globe and bring them to the oasis of St. Martin for a totally unique dance music experience” – Julian Prince, Founder of SXM Festival
Since its inception, SXM Festival has had its sights set on the crafting of an utterly unique destination experience, creating a new home for the nomadic dance music underground. For five sunrises and sunsets, attendees can find themselves barefoot at the secluded white-sand beach main stage, adrift on an iconic Caribbean Boat Party, at exclusive VIP Villa Parties, lost down a techno tailspin in a natural jungle venue, or swept up in the local cuisine and rich culture of the half Dutch, half French island paradise, St Martin. Even with such rich programming, it remains the unmentioned surprises that give SXM Festival its unmatched magic, offering unique pop-ups throughout the 24-hour sonic experience – a treat for the senses and the soul from start to finish.
It is this mix of fine tuned musical curation, an astonishing natural setting, and a quality over quantity model that has come to define the SXM Festival experience. With an already budding community of dancefloor devotées and the attention of the globetrotting party elite, 2017 will see the festival rise even closer to its fated ranking amongst the world’s best music events.
There are several stage locations including Palm Beach, the white-sand main stage; Maho Beach, where you can drink and dance directly beneath planes as they land on the island. Loteri Farm, a secret jungle retreat with huts and infinity pools; and Kontiki Beach, a fully decked out beach bar – sip cocktails and dip your toes.
Aside from the weighty musical offerings, you can enjoy exquisite, fresh local cuisine; revel in the jumble of French, Dutch and Caribbean culture on the island; and get involved in a wealth of other activities including kite surfing, mountain biking and water-sports.
Stay tuned for more artists to be announced.