2014 Tentative Festival Schedule of Events released

opening festivalThe Montserrat Festival Committee (MonFest) has release a tentative calendar of activities for festival 2014.

A MonFest release says apart from the expected Festival Committee events such as the Queen Show, Calypso Monarch competition and the Festival Street Parade, the organizing committee seeks avenues every year to build on the spectacular display of culture, talent and creativity.

The release says the year-end festival continues to grow as shows from private promoters such as Sunrise Productions, St. Johns Action Club and Fabulous Entertainment, have made the Annual Festival calendar their home.

MonFEST says this year, will see new Festival Committee shows, daytime activities and fundraisers being part of the calendar.   

It says there will be a Video Game Tournament at the Montserrat Cultural Centre on December 16th, complete with big screens and loud speakers.

MonFest explains that the Ferry will take patrons around the island in comfort and style on December 21st for the ‘Round d Island’ ferry tour and that the Regional Female Calypso Show, previously organized by Euphony Vibes, will return for Festival 2014 on December 22ndunder the management of the Festival Committee.

It says there will be a Sankofa Kwanzaa Fest highlighting certain aspects of Montserrat’s African heritage and gift giving for children on December 30th, plus plenty of fun for the children on December 31st

A  Fun Day is being organized in their honour at Festival City all afternoon.

The Monfest says the jam band Imagination Brass will be returning to Montserrat this year after wreaking havoc in the rain at Festival Village last year.

The organizers say Festival 2014 will also see the return of Nite of Pan and Soca Frenzy.

It says the Tropical Productions team is bringing King and Queen of the Band on December 31st at Festival City, where grand costumes from islands throughout the Region will be showcased on Montserrat’s big stage.

The calendar for Festival 2014 is said to be packed very tightly and shows are still being added.

The Monfest is inviting persons to visit its Facebook page www.facebook.com/MontserratAnnualFestival to see the calendar.

It is asking persons who want to add events to the calendar to add their event(s) to the calendar, to contact the culture division on 664-496-8555 or email culture@gov.ms