THE big guns are coming back, and following last year's musical extravaganza that drew thousands of music lovers locally and abroad, this year's Jazz and Blues Festival is expected to be bigger and better.
Musicians that have played with the big timers around the globe are coming to Fiji to jam for a solid four days. That's enough time for you to come see. Fiji's Port Denarau will officially host the event between May 10th and 13th.
Fiji Jazz and Blues Festival website said last year's event stunned Port Denarau and Fiji rocked for four days with an estimated 2000 people that travelled through the port just for the festival. Port Denarau Retail Centre general manager, Aysha Koya said "We have never seen the port like this, it was a great experience for our guests and our centre".
The websites added comments from CEO of Port Denarau Marina Nigel Skeggs who shared the same enthusiasm: "It can be safely said that never since the day we opened have we seen so many people here, dancing and having a great time - we can't wait for the next festival".
Musicians from around the world including stars of the jazz and blues from Australia, New Zealand, England, the United States as well as Fiji.
On the website, Fiji CEO of Tourism, Josefa Tuamoto said this is a spectacular event which helps to cement Fiji's status as the hub of South Pacific tourism as well as showcasing the world's friendliest airline Air Pacific and Fiji's greatest asset - our people.
Air Pacific's chief commercial officer, Josef Loew said they were extremely pleased to be part of the event that brings such an array of wonderfully talented artists for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike.
The man who made this possible was Festival director, Billy Te Kahika. He said this year's next festival will be bigger, brighter and better than our first event as a way of really leaving no doubt that our brand of Jazz and Blues festival is the premier event of the Pacific.