The Cayman Islands is no stranger to international music acts, but previous concerts will pale in comparison to KAABOO, scheduled for Feb. 15 and 16.
A collection of artists will come together on purpose-built grounds north of the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa to entertain crowds of thousands.
Legendary performers such as Duran Duran (the boys are still going strong and are amazing live), Blondie, Bryan Adams and Counting Crows are on the lineup with the Grammy award-winning duo The Chainsmokers, as well as Zedd, Jason Derulo, Live, Shaggy and Sean Paul.
Some local artists will be living the dream too. After submissions and auditions, Suckerbox, Lionfish, Shameka Clarke and Rico Rolando will also be performing at the event.
The two-day festival extends far beyond the boundaries of music. Art, cuisine and comedy are on the menu, with some of the featured artists already showing their stuff through multi-story murals at Camana Bay, along West Bay Road and the main concert site.
Anyone in the mood for laughter can make their way to the comedy stage where “SNL” heavy hitters Norm Macdonald, Kevin Nealon and Darrell Hammond are joined by Wanda Sykes, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Tom Green and Alonzo Bodden. Really, the key to doing KAABOO the right way is to go through the lineup schedule so you can pick your favorite acts and plan your strategy appropriately.
You don’t have to be a tourist to appreciate dancing in the sand. The Bask beach party will have DJs and live acts keeping the music pumping through the day and into the night. Headlined by Grammy Award-winners Dirty Vegas and international spinner DJ Jax, Bask will also feature many local DJs and singer/songwriters Riaan Smit and Danny Loops.
Want to feel like a rock star yourself? Book a cabana so you and your friends can stretch out, relax and bask in the experience.
The early bird prices are long gone, but you can still get tickets online at www.kaaboocayman.com. General admission passes start at US$275 (plus service fee) for one day, running all the way up to Royal Palm VIP passes that will set you back US$3425 (plus service fee) each. Hey, if you like your lounges and private toilets, go royal or go home!