Thu 12 May 2022

SXM Festival in the Press


After four editions of the SXM Festival it’s not a secret anymore. The siren’s call of the Caribbean and the beauty of the island does wonders for the soul. Add to it the energizing wallop of the hottest international house and techno and it’s no wonder this 5-day 5-night dance party has become such a scintillating success. 

We know. You’ve been to a lot of music festivals. You travel too, so you’ve already got a taste for the finer things in life. You’re also certainly no stranger to the dancefloor either. Fortunately, you don’t need to take our word for it. Worldwide, the media has already said so much. 

From prestigious news sources to thought leaders at major publications, there’s no shortage of reports on all the glittering fantasy that makes SXM Festival so special.

“Attendees can not only watch the performances of acclaimed electronic music artists—such as Guy Gerber and Nicole Moudaber—but also enjoy an array of food and drink vendors, shop at boutiques, observe art installations and indulge in wellness activities, such as massages and yoga.” -- Forbes 

“A ticket to this Caribbean celebration might be the perfect gift for the house and techno lover in your life.” -- Billboard 

SXM brings together some of the worlds best house and electronic music artists in the world for a long weekend of raucous parties where guests can dance the night away as well as explore the beautiful island. -- Huff Post 

“The Caribbean island is in fact divided between its Dutch soul made of nightlife, casinos and guava liqueurs, and the French one characterized by nudist beaches, fusion gastronomy and lots of relaxation.” -- Vogue 

“Besides plenty of barefoot beach sets, attendees can look forward to boat parties, VIP villa performances, jungle venues and all the local noms and sunshine-flavored beverages they can stomach.” -- YAHOO! News 

“The SXM Festival is the perfect mix of international DJs, blissful ocean views, and intimate jungle soirées. It's the only way to do music festivals: island style.” -- Marie Claire 

“The festival prides itself on blending tech and music with the place they’re in — exploring the nature, elevating local businesses, celebrating the Indigenous culture (in this case of the Taino), and employing hundreds of staff across various venues and hotels.” -- UPROXX 

“If you want a festival which actually offers white sandy beaches, secret jungle retreats, and cliff-top villas, look no further than SXM techo festival on the island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten” -- VICE via Amuse 

“All but guaranteed to make your followers jealous” -- Paper Magazine 

“It’s hard not to smile as you soak in every last bit of sun and realize that paradise isn’t so unattainable after all.” -- Dancing Astronaut 

“An event that revels in aesthetically-pleasing entertainment..” -- XLR8R 

“The Island of Saint Martin is a real escape, little internet connection and blissful ocean views, awe-inspiring sunset and sunrises, intimate jungle soireés, and a diverse local culture to explore.” -- Deep House Amsterdam 

“Unlike other festivals where less-known acts are relegated to smaller stages and given less time to ply the audience, SXM gives every artist equal time in the spotlight.” -- High Snobiety 

“Set against a backdrop of palm trees, white sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets, the festival combines the perfect beach holiday with spectacular parties.” -- iFLY Magazine 

“SXM feels very intimate—it's easy to make your way all the way up to the stage to see your favorite DJ up close. Not to mention you never feel disappointed by a short set, each DJ gets about 2-3 hours of play time.” -- Harper’s Bazaar 

“An electronic music extravaganza” -- BBC 

“There are turquoise waters, light sand, comfortably warm weather, and a relaxed island culture that makes it easy to check out of regular life and check into a vacation mindset.” -- Consequence of Sounds 

“SXM Festival’s superior ear for curation – paired with the relatively untouched setting of Saint Martin – have played a key role in its credibility as an exceptional contender.” -- Dancing Astronaut 

“SXM is fast approaching the upper echelon of this festival category, quickly establishing itself as an oasis unlike any other, and for good reason.” -- MIXMAG

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