WCMF 2019 nightly line-up announced

DFC Events Coordinator, Marva Williams

The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) has announced the nightly line-up of performances for the 2019 World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).

Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) Events Coordinator, Marva Williams, made the announcement at a press conference on Monday, August 12, 2019.

The festival is scheduled to begin on October 25 at Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

Performances for the three nights are as follows: On Friday October 25  – Asa Banton, Nulook, Colton T, Davido, WCK, Patrice Roberts; Saturday October 26 – Buju Banton, Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons, Gordan Henderson, Opheila Marie, Linford John, Fitzroy Williams, Triple Kay International, Mel, Princess Lover, Eric Virgal, Oswald and Extacy Band and on Sunday October 27 Mr. Killa, Romain Virgo, Etana, Vayb ft Micheal Guirand, Signal Band, Tasha P and Motto.

Williams stated that the sale on season tickets will begin from August 12 leading up to September 13.

“The sale on season tickets will commence from today (August 12th) leading up to September 13th. You can get that from the tickets outlets, Bulls eye (Roseau and Portsmouth) and Depex in Roseau. Ordinary tickets can be purchased online for $EC325-season and $USD125 nightly and season tickets for $EC250 can only be purchased locally,” she said.

Williams added , “We have split the VIP into two parts so there’s the VIP village section, which is $EC350 or $USD135 nightly. For the season, it is $EC950 or $US365 nightly. There’s a second aspect of the VIP which is the party VIP Vibes; the nightly is $EC250 or $USD110, the season is $EC800 or $US31.”

Tickets can also be purchased from Ticketpal.com.

DDA’s Samantha Letang also announced that Windward Island Airways (WINAIR) has added three additional flights to better accommodate persons coming into Dominica for the event.

The Committee has also promoted and advertised the event in different parts of the region including the French islands.

This year, Dominica celebrates its 21st edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF).

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18 Comments

  1. x poto labourite
    August 14, 2019

    No Marva no vote!

  2. LaPlaine Observer
    August 14, 2019

    The VIP breakdown of the tickets are confusing and doesn’t add up to anything even with conversion into US dollars.

  3. Nrt
    August 14, 2019

    Well either way, I like the festival. Let’s face it, if you have more than one act the calibre that Buju is presently, you’d be facing huge expenses to run you broke. Buju at maybe US $100k is no doubt a money maker for the fest, good move. He will attract many many fans from St Thomas to the Leewards because he has already done Barbados. You can’t have the calibre of P-Square for another US $100k, maybe next year. Hence the need for many local artists this year. I think it’s long overdue to leverage the WCMF and only pay big money to high calibre headline acts, and all others negotiated as showcase acts, all expenses paid plus a stipend. This way you will have more of the budget to attract big headliners for each night. Food for thought. The way it is right now any likkle Jamaican ‘dub plate’ artist boast big money they get to play wcmf, when they play for peanuts elsewhere, if they can get a gig. Many can’t even get picked at Rebel Salute in JA. I love the WCMF.

  4. Riv
    August 13, 2019

    12 performers on Saturday? Sounding like trouble…The one time I saw Buju Banton, he performed for ten minutes and was gone…Two months ago, I paid 70 US$ to see Patrice in DC, guess what, she didn’t show up, leaving a whole bunch of disappointed fans.. Never me and those two again.. I will pass on this one.

  5. jamie
    August 13, 2019

    Not interested this year,very boring lineup. :cry:

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 13, 2019

      Just say you broke :lol:

      • REAL!!!!
        August 14, 2019

        Of course ” Kid on the Block” he/she must be broke because the country economy is broken.

  6. 1
    August 13, 2019

    I think you’ll need to fact check the prices being advertised for the tickets. The figures don’t add up.

    • 1
      August 13, 2019

      We have split the VIP into two parts so there’s the VIP village section, which is $EC350 or $USD135 nightly. For the season, it is $EC950 or $US365 nightly. There’s a second aspect of the VIP which is the party VIP Vibes; the nightly is $EC250 or $USD110, the season is $EC800 or $US31.”

      $US31 for a season ticket?

      • Flabbergasted
        August 14, 2019

        I agree, what the heck is $US31? They wrote this ‘thing’ in bold I hope this isn’t going to be another missing billion to be explained with gobblegook.

  7. Ah Coming dong
    August 13, 2019

    2 questions, Winair ‘from’ where? Can I buy a one-night/nightly ticket in advance?

  8. REAL!!!!
    August 13, 2019

    we are not interested in WCMF 2019.

    We are interested in finding our 1Billion Dollars.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 13, 2019

      All you have to do is drive around the country and keep looking. You surely will find the 1 Billion Dollars.

  9. No Marva No Vote!
    August 13, 2019

    Anyway. Marva. I’m glad they gave you your job back. You always did a good job for DFC. I still maintain, I’m not voting for Kenneth Darroux after what Skerrit did to you.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 13, 2019

      Why make Mava problem yours? Mava does not even know if you are alive. She is quite happy. And by the way, without your vote, Kenneth Darroux gonna make it for another 5 MORE YEARS.

      • the joke's on you.
        August 13, 2019

        Those ppl would be well sot to vote for Kenneth. Mista doh care about being parl rep. It’s all about the 💸 and the cheque cashed already. Take that! Whether DLP win or lose, Kenneth win already.

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