In its short but impactful lifespan SXM Festival has seamlessly created some of the most talked about memories on the global house and techno circuit. Attendees have been treated to seminal moments like an oceanfront sunrise session with Lee Burridge, a Jamie Jones marathon nestled into the island’s rich jungle, VIP villa sessions overlooking the Caribbean with Behrouz and Blond:ish, beachside triumphs from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Black Coffee, and Ricardo Villalobos on The Ark, SXM’s iconic mainstage – and many more unforgettable occasions.
It is the collision of world-class curation and the unique destination of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten that defines the SXM Festival experience. The half Dutch, half French island provides an unmatched cultural diversity with fine cuisine and boutique hotels combined with a rich native history. And of course it is the sprawling, stunning, natural landscape of the island – with its 36 pristine beaches, rolling green hills and azure oceans – that create limitless spaces for pop-up moments throughout the 5 day event, making it a truly 24 hour a day journey.
Beyond the location, it is the production and aesthetic mastery created by over 50 international artists and designers which creates this truly immersive experience. Every detail is drenched in an artful and calculated approach, offering a look and feel positioned where history (much of the decor is inspired by the indigenous Caribbean people, The Tainos), technology, and nature meet. From the organic mainstage appearing as though it is growing from Happy Bay (the private beach and lush jungle that serves as SXM’s main day venue), to the handmade elements sourced from around the world adorning each venue. This is the carefully curated vessel through which the SXM Festival voyage is charted.
With a budding community of dancefloor devotées, the attention of the globetrotting party elite and a limited ticket availability due to Saint Martin’s size and location, SXM Festival is quickly rising to its fated ranking as one of the world’s most sought after electronic music events. Musical adventurers are advised to book tickets early to be certain to share in the magic.
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SXM Festival 2017: what the press said
“An electronic music extravaganza” BBC World Travel
“Does it get any better than this?” Mixmag
“A mass of joyous humanity” Billboard
“Five days of parties in paradise” DJ Mag
“Lavish sunsets and sunrises, dancing with the world’s party elite” Huffington Post
“The trip of a lifetime” Consequence Of Sound
“Everything you love about a good festival” Marie Claire
“The very best in underground electronic music” PAPER Mag
“Leaves you transfixed” The Spill Magazine
“Scintillating beaches and cutting-edge programming” Dancing Astronaut