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Chris, Romain for Moonsplash fest

Wednesday, February 15, 2017    

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FORMER winners of the televised talent show Digicel Rising Stars, Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo have been announced as the headliners for this year’s staging of the Moonsplash Festival on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

The festival – which is now in its 27th year – is set for March 9-12, 2017 at the Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay Beach.

Founded by Bankie Banx, the unique reggae music festival held under a full moon.

The Jamaicans acts have been the first to be announced.


Martin, who won the Rising Stars competition back in 2005 at age 18, has been steadily carving out a name for himself in the music industry. His well-known tracks include Paper Loving, Chaeater’s Prayer, Take My Love, and Chill Spot. His single Big Deal was picked up by the KFC as the jingle for their promotion.

Virgo won the competition two years later. He became the competition’s youngest winner at age 17. Like Martin, he too has been creating a path of his own in the local music industry. His hits include Love Doctor, Live My Live, Can’t Sleep, Who Feels It Knows It and The System.

Performances are also scheduled for Banx, Omari Banks, Sherriff Bob and True Intentions.

 

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