PRESS RELEASE – The organizers of the 12th Annual Youth Fest are reporting that all arrangements are in place for the hosting of the 12th Annual Youth Fest in Vieux Fort on National Day, December 13, 2015.
In the YOUTH STAR COMPETITION 17 St. Lucians & 2 Vincentians made it to the finals to showcase their singing talent in various genres for the title and honor of Youth Star 2015. The TEENS category (aged 13 to 19) will feature Shan Lucian, Abigail Martial, Biliana Augustin, Ruff Tops (Autran Octave & Mc Allister Hunte), Omega Alexander, Ianthe Fernand (Tae), Kayla Serieux, Kurd Leonce (Black Boy).
In theTWENTIES category (aged 20 to 29) Rae Stay Dope & Mainiac ( Kaitlyn Charley & Levonn Sealy), Eleza Samuel (Lizzie), Brandon Thourille (Umpa), Robert Rene, Alex Klien (Sawlty), Adrian Klien (Drii Notes), Steffie Ann St. Clair, Shanne James, Tessa George will contest for the lucrative rewards.
The 2015 Youth Star takes home $5,000 in cash and the winners and the runners up in each category receive cash prizes with all performers paid appearance fees.
Youth Fest 2015 will also feature four St. Lucian dance groups in the dance off segment. The modeling groups N’Vogue and Imani Models will be entertaining the crowd fashionably as they strut and showcase young talent and beauty.
The show will climax with a grand Family Fete with several of St. Lucia’s top artistes performing. Artistes confirmed to date include Sweet Kay, Young Mecca, Brandon, Soca Bandit, Shemmy and D.J. Cue. Eva Lucian is the party band accompanying some of St. Lucia’s tittle winning artistes, namely: Arthur, Ezra D’Funmachine, Sedale & Michael Robinson. In keeping with the theme of National Day, Youth Fest is focusing St. Lucian Artistes.
Youth Fest 2015 in the spirit of Christmas and goodwill will be giving free entry and a bag of goodies to the first 200 juniors aged 12 & under to enter the grounds. Juniors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, enter before 4 PM and accommodated in the reserved section with bouncing castles, slides, face painting, and toys.
Youth Fest 2015 is moving from its home base at the Oms Tennis Academy to the spacious and newly renovated Philip Marcellin Grounds in the heart of Vieux Fort. The gates open at 2pm. The show starts at 4 PM and is programmed to end by 10 PM.
Advanced tickets costing $25.00 are available at; Shernell’s, Ibix Barber and Otto’s. A limited number of All Inclusive VIP $150.00 tickets are also available. As usual, Youth Fest will be giving away lots of gate prizes to lucky ticket holders.
Patrons attending the show and those at home will have an opportunity to text for their favorite artistes. The show will be broadcasted live on all frequencies in St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua on Kairi FM and will also be streamed live on the Internet to audience worldwide.
Several companies and organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility are supporting the development and showcasing of the young St. Lucian talent by way sponsorship. Communication giant LIME is the title sponsor. The Platinum sponsors are Ministry of Creative Arts, Winera, Omar Davis, Choice TV, Kairi FM, MBC TV, and REAL FM. The Gold Sponsors include 1ST National Bank, Bank of St. Lucia, Walker & Company, ECGC, Carib Pearl Rice, Piton Malta, Essential Hardware, Baron Foods, Stone Culture, Caribbean Grains, H20 Water, Winfresh Juices, Paradise Water, Saint Lu Metals, St. Lucia Distillers, National Farmers Co-operative Credit Union, Icon Security.