The official lineup for the 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival was announced on Thursday at the Fort Young Hotel.
The line up consists of a mix of Zouk, Compa, Soca, Bouyon, Afro Beat, Calypso and Reggae.
There will be performances by Zouk heavyweights such as George Decimus, Jocelyn Beroard, Jacob Desvarieux, Jean Phillippe Martheley, Pascal Vallot, Frederic Caracas, Zouk Machine, and Luc Le’andry.
Jamaican Dancehall stars Lady Saw and Popcaan will make appearances, as well as rising Reggae artiste Chronixx.
There will also be performances by Trini Soca stars Blaxx and Olatunji & Benjai and Bajan Soca artiste, Fada Fox.
Also on the line-up are artistes from Dominica including Ophelia, Devine, Asa Banton, The Original Bouyon Pioneers, among others.
The dates for the WCMF are 30 and 31 October and November 1 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.
The complete line up is below:
-Night one (Friday 30th October)
Devine from Dominica, Kreyol La, Timaya from Nigeria, Chronixx and Tripple Kay Global
Night Two (Saturday 31 October)
De’de’ St Prix of Martinique, Ophelia from Dominica, Grand Merchant Zouk featuring George Decimus and Catherine Thelemon, Joycelyne Beroard, Jacob Desvarieux and Jean Phillipe Marthelely, Esy Kenenga, Jean Marc Ferdinand, Pascal Vallot, Federick Caracas, Zouk Machine, Luc Leandry, and Lady Saw.
In the Calypso segment, the legendary Swing Stars and Calypsonians and Bouyon Lyricist Asa Bantan will close day two.
-Night Three (Sunday 1st November)
Extacy Band from Dominica, T-Mickey (who is the son of Sweet Mikey from Haiti), Original Bouyon Pioneers from Dominica, Popcaan from Jamaica, Soca All Star to be backed up by Roy Cape stars featuring: Blaxx, Olantunji “the 2015 Groovy Soca King of the World”, Benjai and Father Fox from Barbados.
CEO of Discover Dominica Authority and Director of Tourism, Colin Piper, has described the line-up as “exciting.”