Get ready for another weekend of fabulous music and beach party magic when Moonsplash 2009 takes place March 26 - 29, 2009 under the glorious glow of an Anguillian full moon. Hosted by Anguilla’s own musical ambassador Bankie Banx at his ultra-funky Dune Preserve beach club and concert venue on the shores of Rendezvous Bay, fans will be treated to a combination of talented artists in an unforgettable setting.
More than a 4-day beach party, Moonsplash began as a musical outlet for Bankie Banx and has emerged as a showcase for emerging regional talent and a musical reunion for some of reggae's finest. Joining Bankie and his All Star Band this year are Reggae Bad Boys "Inner Circle" and up-and-coming conscious crooner Duane Stephenson, along with a lineup of additional artists to be announced.
Inner Circle goes back nearly four decades with a host of reggae dance floor standards. They are best known for their international COP anthem "Bad Boys" which has been used as the theme song for the long running Reality TV hit COPS and was also the feature for the sound track of the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence blockbusters Bad Boys and Bad Boys II.
Duane Stephenson was originally a member of Toisis and left to pursue a solo career just two years ago. In that time he has carved out a unique sound and a loyal following.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, March 26th and includes two nights of seaside headliner concerts at Dune Preserve on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. The weekend caps off with a grand beach party open to the public at the Dune Preserve on Sunday, March 29 beginning at 12 noon with local foods, crafts and more music.
The idyllic Dune setting is sure to be one of the festival stars as well. An eclectic blend of driftwood, fishing boats and brightly-painted platforms set on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, one would be hard pressed to find a more picture perfect concert venue in the entire Caribbean.
The festival is sponsored by the Anguilla Tourist Board and Caribbean Liquors/Coors. For tickets and information regarding Moonsplash 2009 visit www.bankiebanx.net.
To learn more about Anguilla, call the Anguilla Tourist Board at 1-877-4 ANGUILLA or visit http://www.anguilla-vacation.com/.