Every year the world comes to SXM Festival for a magical gathering like no other. Take off on an adventure through secluded beaches, stunning villas, boats and beach clubs. Party from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again. Connect with friends - old and new- and create unforgettable moments moving to the beat of your favorite House and Techno Artists, from superstar DJs to red hot new talent.
Party in unique venues taking you on a journey filled with mesmerizing decor.
The best way to discover the island firsthand.
"The friendly Island” is a tale of two countries living harmoniously on one island. Discover and enjoy both sides of the island - Saint-Martin (French) and Sint Maarten (Dutch) - each different and delightful in their own unique way.
SXM Festival is recognized as one of the best curated underground electronic music festivals in the world.
Over the years, pretty much every major house and techno artist has made the pilgrimage to play The Island, including Black Coffee, Bob Moses, Bonobo, Danny Tenaglia, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Marco Carola, Martinez Brothers. Gordo, Nicole Moudaber, Ricardo Villalobos, Ritchie Hawtin, and many more.
SXM Festival takes pride in supporting emerging acts by promoting local Caribbean talent who keep the SXM Festival sound and vibe alive on the island all year round.
"My best memory has to be the moment I walked through the lighted Arch that marked the entrance of the festival, hearing the music all around me, seeing all the happy faces, feeling the Caribbean breeze and being mesmerized by the lights reflecting in the ocean. I knew right then and there that those 5 days would never be forgotten!"
''Closing by Jimi Jules the last night of the festival was out of this world, especially in this magical place. Felt like we were all family celebrating together the beauty of this experience. Can't wait to be back next year.''
"When I was at the Villa party I was standing in the pool, eyes closed, smiling like a fool feeling so excruciatingly happy and that moment and that nothing could be better than this"
"The beach parties, the villa party, the vip experience, the friendly staff at the fest, the ease and the simple way it was setup. It was setup like the festival cared about the people, Everything about the festival was magical. I wish I could stay longer."
"I can't even explain it. It was the most surreal, beautiful, and amazing night of my life. I'm an avid festival attendee so I primarily came for the DJs and the music, but I was so surprised to see so many art installations and vendors selling their art. The people there were beautiful, nice, and had amazing souls. There isn't one memory that I can point out because the entire night was just so incredible. SXM did an incredible job and I will make it back one day, I have to."
"I’ve been to a lot of electro music festivals but this one is crazy… I understand now what my friends meant when they talked about a world apart, a unique experience."
"The SXM Festival is not just another music event, it has a soul. I’ve seen the evolution of this festival over the years, how it’s grown, how it’s become even more open to others and to the culture here."
"There’s something incredible going on here. The lights, the layout of the stages, the decoration… I had never seen that in my life. I work in events and I can tell you, it’s not just decoration, it fits so much with the soul of Saint Martin, its environment, the way of thinking and living, it coordinates perfectly with the music too."
St Maarten is a true paradise in the Caribbean! Some of the most beautiful people in the world can be found here! I like to go there because, even if I am not originally from the island, I feel at home: this is the atmosphere of the place!
''After heavy dancing and enjoying the music, just sitting on the beach and watching at the other islands and listening to the ocean and just enjoying it''
''Amazing that it's on so many places on the island! It's like your going to 3 or more festivals in only one day!!''
''The Panorama experience made the whole trip worth it.''
''It was incredible! I came with a bunch of friends who are djs! We set up the decks at the villa. We made new friends while we were out and had such a blast.''