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Soul Beach Music Festival 2020, Aruba

May 20, 2020 - May 25, 2020

Maiah Carey Soul Beach Music Festival Aruba

Soul music on a tropical island with great beaches and water sports. Interested? Then the Soul Beach Music Festival held each year in May, could be the place for you.

Soul Beach Music Festival 2020 Lineup

Currently (22 March) the Soul Beach Music Festival is scheduled to go ahead, but please check on the website lised below for updates. However, no tourists are allowed to visit the island through to the end of March. 

The two big nights are Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s concert is headlined by The Roots, and Mariah Carey (pictured) is the main act on Sunday.

These are the two main nights, though the organisers have included a series of beach parties for during the day and events in night clubs in the evenings, with live radio broadcasts, as well as a series of comedy acts that are the main focus on the Friday.

The principal venue is the Harbor Square Arena in the capital, Oranjestad. The festival actually takes place over several days and in some publicity materials.

More details will be published here over the coming weeks.

The History of the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

This is the twentieth year of the festival that was named as the number one summer festival by Jetsetter magazine. It is held on the days leading up to and on the day of the Memorial Day holiday held in the US that honours the military personnel who died serving their country.

Responsible Tourism in Aruba

The Dutch Caribbean island has been at the vauguard of the fight against plastics and to preserve its marine environment. In 2017, the government announced a ban on all single-use plastics, which came into force in 2019.  Authorities have also introduced a series of events to protect is endangered coral reefs.

Other Things to Do on Aruba

aruba plastic ban

Aruba has year-round warm weather and many fine white sand beaches. A wide range of water sports are available including scuba diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, kayaking, fishing and sailing.

The capital, Oranjestad is worth a visit for the brightly-coloured old buildings and Fort Zoutman can be visited. It also houses the historical museum. The landscape is arid and rugged, yet scenic and a hike to the top of Hooiberg Hill provides great views over the small island.

Most goods need to be imported so many things here are expensive.

When is the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival?

Thursday 20 to Monday 25 May, 2020.

Soul Beach Music Festival Tickets

For more on ticket prices click here. Many packages are available that take in part or all of the festival.

Flights to Aruba

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There are direct international flights to the Queen Beatrix International Airport from Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Toronto and Washington as well as several other US cities and Caribbean destinations.

Hotels on Aruba

There are many hotels in Aruba, including all-inclusive options. To find the best accommodation in the area and worldwide flights, please search via our comparison engine, which scans all the major booking sites.

For more on the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

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May 20, 2020
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