The British Virgin Islands Music Festival returns this year as a three-day event featuring Grammy Award-winning artist and a diverse lineup of stars. The islands' tourist board is pleased to again support BVI Music Festival 2012, which will be held over Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27) and will feature a wide range of musical stars. For the first time in several years, the much-anticipated festival will be moving back to the sandy white beaches of Cane Garden Bay, and bringing with it some exciting changes and an array of big-name performers. brit_virgin_islands_thumb_medium300_200

Grammy Award-Winning R&B singer Estelle will headline the show, along with reggae group Third World Band and the classic group Forever Motown. Local performers will round out the lineup of artists for the three days and nights of music, food, dancing, and entertainment. The festival will feature soca and calypso on Friday night, reggae and hip hop on Saturday, and R&B and soul on Sunday. Jazz and fungi music also will be highlighted on side stages, as well as an offering of kids’ activities, food, parties, and all-around good times in an ideal island setting.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors to the 2012 Music Festival,” said Ms. Malcia Smith Hamilton, Acting Director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. “Our pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters provide a perfect backdrop to this exciting annual event. We hope that music-lovers, families and travelers alike will join us in the BVI for Memorial Day weekend this year and experience all the BVI has to offer.” For the complete lineup of artists and more information, visit the event’s official website at www.bvimusicfestival.com. For information on accommodations, surrounding activities, or getting to the BVI, visit the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board’s website at www.bvitourism.com.