Tourism Fiji and Air Pacific Proudly Announce the 2nd Fiji International Jazz and Blues Festival!
Port Denarau, Fiji
May 10th-13th, 2012
Following on from the incredible Fiji 2011 International Jazz and Blues Festival the 2nd festival is now officially announced for 2012, May 10th – 13th.
Stunning Port Denarau, Fiji, rocked for 4 days this past May with an estimated 2000 people through the port for the festival. Port Denarau Retail Center General Manager, Aysha Koya comments: ‘We have never seen the Port like this, it was a great experience for our guests and our center’
Nigel Skeggs, CEO of Port Denarau Marina shares the enthusiasm: ‘It can be safely said that never since the day we opened have we seen so many people here, dancing and having a great time – we can’t wait for the next festival’
Musicians from around the world will again travel to Fiji with a line-up that includes stars of the jazz and blues worlds from Australia, New Zealand, England, the United States as well as Fiji’s own incredibly talented local bands.
The CEO of Tourism Fiji Josefa Tuamoto puts it like this, ‘This is a spectacular event which helps to cement Fiji’s status as the hub of South Pacific tourism as well as showcasing the world’s friendliest airline Air Pacific and our greatest asset Our people’.
Festival Director Billy Te Kahika adds, ‘I intend this next festival to be bigger, brighter and better than our first event as a way of really leaving no doubt that our brand of Jazz and Blues festival is the premier event of the pacific’, ‘With thanks to our sponsors and the wonderfully talented, hand picked musicians, we will certainly do that!’
Artists confirmed already for 2012 include a repeat visit by the iconic Australian guitar hero Kevin Borich, acoustic maestro Paul Ubana Jones from the UK, Jazz Diva Julie Mason, NZ Blues guitarist Billy TK jnr and Fijian artists Dejavu and Tom Mawi, Fiji’s very own George Benson’
Special flight and accommodation packages will be available from Air Pacific and the festival’s travel partners, so don’t delay, book now for your taste of ‘Music for the Soul in the Heart of Paradise’.