Blues fans – save the date – The Mustique Blues Festival takes place 22 January – 4 February 2014! Brainchild of the legendary Dana Gillespie, the Mustique Blues Festival has hosted leading lights in the world of music and blues for over 15 years. Big Jay McNeely, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Veronica Darling, Nigel Kennedy, Earl Green and many more have kicked off their shoes and stepped up to the microphone at the world famous Basil’s Bar.
Arguably the most unique blues opportunity in the world, this years festival promises to be no less exciting; Grammy nominated Shamekia Copeland and Zac Harmon will be joining Dana and her house band to head the line up so far…
After days spent chilling on powder white beaches, locals and villa guests alike converge to rub shoulders with honeymooners, musicians and celebrities at Basils Bar. Such is the appeal of this magical over water lobster shack that a hugely successful pop up ‘Basils’ ran at The Goring for the duration of the Royal Wedding celebrations in 2011 and Basil himself, was the Ambassador for St Vincent and The Grenadines in last year’s Olympic Games.
Guests can dig their toes into the sand as the sun goes down and kick off the evening with a surf fresh lobster washed down with rum punch.. or join later in the evening after dinner in your villa. For the duration of the festival the music starts around 8 o’clock and runs into the small hours, so like everything on Mustique you can enjoy as little or as much as you like…
All music is free for island guests and CD sales support local education initiatives providing vital scholarships across St Vincent and the Grenadines. Previous ‘Mustique Blues Festival’ CD’s are available for download on iTunes with all proceeds going to the Basil Charles Educations Foundation.
Where to stay for the Mustique Blues Festival
The Cotton House is an elegant private, sophisticated hotel set in a 13 acre estate. Situated on a picturesque hillside surrounded by the Caribbean sea to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Cotton House is recognised as one of the Caribbean’s leading luxury resorts.
Tropic Breeze (01752 880880, Cotton House by Tropic Breeze) offer 7 nights in a Cottage on bed and breakfast basis from £2,519 per person, based on two adults sharing. This price includes return Virgin Atlantic flights from London Gatwick to Barbados, inter-island flights to Mustique and return airport transfers to the Cotton House. The package also includes a special offer of 7 nights for the price of 6 – representing a saving of over £340 per person.
If you would like to find out more about the Mustique Blues Festival or holidays at the Cotton House, just give our lovely team of Caribbean experts a call on 01752 880880!