Ziggy Marley, Lionel Richie, Melanie Fiona Headline St. Lucia Jazz Fest 2012

Saint Lucia is gearing up to host one of the largest annual music festival in the world, the St. Lucia Jazz Festival.

This year saw a massive lineup of over 50 local and international acts. Among the big names on the lineup includes Ziggy Marley, Lionel Richie, Melanie Fiona, Keri Hilson, Busy Signal, Kirk Franklin and more.

The ST. Lucia Jazz Fest will run from April 30 to 13, across some breathtaking scenery such as the landmark Pigeon Island, the quaint and rustic village, Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie and Seaside jazz at Duty free Pointe Seraphine.

Trinidadian soca stars Fay Ann Lyons & Bunji Garlin headline the opening day of the festival on April 30th.

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is presented by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board with main sponsor Digicel.

See list of lineup below

Monday April 30th – Mindoo Phillip Park
Busy Signal, Teddyson John, Fay Ann and Bunji Garlin

Tuesday May 1st – Rudy John Beach Park
Cameron Pierre band, featuring Ricardo Francois, Emerson Nurse and Fred Nicholas with Caribbean launch of Cameron Pierre’s CD Radio Jumbo, Loula Trio, featuring Ricardo Francois Alibi, Eastern Folk Band

Friday May 4th – Coconut Bay Resort & Spa
Mushy Widmaier, Alchimik’s Sisterhood

Sunday May 6th – Coconut Bay Resort & Spa
Gil Tony’k, with Tony Chasseur and Gilles Voyer, Sakésho with Andy Narell, Mario Canonge, Michel Alibo and Gregory Louis, Rupert Lay Qtet, Black Antz Jazz Combo

Wednesday May 9th – Gaiety on Rodney Bay
Joshua Redman, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson

Thursday May 10th – Gaiety on Rodney Bay Mario Canonge
Luther François

Friday May 11th – Pigeon Island National Landmark
Gipsy Kings, Ziggy Marley, Derek Yarde Project ‘DYP” – En Kweyol

Saturday May 12th – Pigeon Island National Landmark
Kirk Franklin, Keri Hilson, Alison Marquis Nonet featuring Andy Narell

Sunday May 13th – Pigeon Island National Landmark
Lionel Richie, Hugh Masekela, The WESPE POU AYITI Project featuring Jean Caze, Richard Payne, Sonny Troupé & Joel Widmaier, Melanie Fiona