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Soul Beach Music Festival 2024, Aruba

22 May - 27 May

The Soul Beach Music Festival is held each year in May,

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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 2023 Lineup

Jill Scott, The Roots, Deon Cole, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Hamilton and Lucky Daye are amongst the artists performing at the 2024 festival.

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?

22 to 27 May, 2024.

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.

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Mike East

Mike East

Mike began his career in travel writing by writing his own guide on his holidays. He sent this manuscript off to a range of travel guide companies and got a range of rejection letters — all except one. Getting a contract to write for Roger Lascelles Publications on Trinidad and Tobago, and The Bahamas was how his career began. With this opportunity came other pieces for British magazines, The Sunday Telegraph and now Travel Begins at 40.

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