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UPDATE: The Islands Of The Bahamas Welcome Fyre Festival to The Exumas

Minister of Tourism fully endorses two weekend-long events in April and May, 2017

| Source: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

The Exumas, Bahamas

The Exumas, Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, March 6, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bahamas is excited to host Fyre Festival 2017, slated to take place on April 28-30 and May 5-7 of this year. Set in the surrounding natural beauty of The Exuma Islands, Fyre Festival will deliver a one-of-a-kind immersive experience in music, culture, art, culinary delights and luxury for an unprecedented event over two weekends.

The musical performances, which will be staged in The Exumas, will feature popular artists such as the G.O.O.D. Music Family, Major Lazer and Disclosure (DJ set). Fyre Festival organizers recently announced that Blink 182, Migos, Lil Yachty, Matoma, Claptone, and Le Youth will also be performing. Additionally, Fyre Festival has partnered with ZERO to bring artists Lee Burridge, Rampue, Bedouin, Niconé, Daniel Cowel, Jan Blomqvist, Lovecraft, Bo, and Stephanie Roxanne to Fyre's "Pirate's Cove" stage. Thug******, Blond:ISH, Tensnake, and Beto Abrahão will also perform. This enclave for electronic music will host a sunset to sunrise curated set and an array of top electronic / deep house talent. Additional headliners and the full music lineup will be announced soon.

The local Exuma community looks forward with delight to serving as host to Fyre Festival 2017. Local authorities have been working hard over the past months to prepare for the inaugural kick off on April 28. No efforts have been spared to ensure a wonderful experience for each of the thousands of guests coming for Fyre Festival 2017.

"We are very excited that The Exumas have been selected as the home of Fyre Festival. This music festival will bring to The Bahamas one of the largest events ever hosted in our destination, and we are delighted to welcome all attendees to our island. We're working closely with the Fyre Festival Team to ensure that visitors have an unforgettable trip to the Exumas. The Exuma Islands and surrounding seas are one of the most beautiful and pristine destinations in the world. We're looking forward to sharing the beauty of our island with guests of Fyre Festival, just eight weeks away" - The Hon. Obediah H. Wilchombe, M.P., West Grand Bahama and Bimini; Minister of Tourism.

For more information on Fyre Festival, please visit their website, and contact the organizers,

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