Reggae Star Omari Banks Gears Up for Moonsplash Music Festival Alongside Jah Cure, Third World, Freddie McGregor, Bankie Banx & More
“Omari Banks sounds like a cross between Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.” NY Times 2/4/15
“Omari is already the new star of the East. I feel almost moved to tears every time I hear the song Move On.” Stephen “Cat” Coore of Third World
Fresh off the release of his “Move On” Deluxe Edition album and a successful UK promotional tour Omari Banks is gearing up for a special performance at Moonsplash 2015. Moonsplash, the longest running independent music festival in the Eastern Caribbean, will be celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with a star studded lineup which will take place March 27th until to 29th, 2015 at The Dune Preserve in Anguilla.
The reggae star will share the familiar stage with such reggae legends as his father Bankie Banx, Third World, Freddie McGregor, Jah Cure and a host of notable artists.
“It’s always a pleasure performing on Moonsplash festival over the years. Moonsplash to me has been more than just a festival it has been a way of life and a family reunion at times. I’ve played many roles over the years from accompanying my dad on stage at age 9 or lining the beach with Candles with my best friend in primary school to ensure the mood is set for the nights headline act, it always a special time of year. This year is especially special as it is the 25 anniversary of Moonsplash and the vibes are running high. I’m super excited to put in a performance that I’m proud of and that will be remembered in the years to come” – Omari Banks
Moonsplash was founded by Bankie Banx and Sheriff Bob Saidenberg in 1991 as a roving music festival. The original concerts were staged on Sandy Island, Pinel Cay off St. Martin and in St. Barths. Moonsplash found its permanent home in 1995 at The Dune Preserve at Rendezvous Bay on Anguilla.
Since that time Moonsplash has become the longest running independent music festival in the Eastern Caribbean and has become a top showcase for vintage reggae acts and emerging talent. Over the past few years, headline performers have included Buju Banton, Gramps Morgan, Chronixx, Tarrus Riley, Duane Stephenson, Steel Pulse, Third World, Inner Circle, Buju Banton, Gregory Isaacs, Culture, Toots & The Maytals and many others. Other surprise guests have included Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer and the Bacon Brothers.
Friday 27th – International Night
• JAH CURE
• OMARI BANKS
• MIGHTY MYSTIC
• And Much More ….
Saturday 28th – A Night of LEGENDS!
• THIRD WORLD
• FREDDY MCGREGOR
• BANKIE BANX AND THE ALL STAR BAND
• And Much More ….
Sunday 29th – Beach Party
• ALL STAR BAND
• VARIOUS LOCAL ARTISTS
Admission: $45US Regular Ticket (Each Night)
$100US VIP Ticket (Each Night)
Source: MPR Consulting