SXM Festival Announces Phase Two Lineup for 2022 Edition

SXM Festival has announced the phase two lineup for its highly-anticipated return to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten. From March 9th – 13th, the destination experience will give attendees the chance to witness many of the top names in the underground techno and house scene in one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse island locales.

Since its debut back in 2016, SXM Festival has remained focused on booking lineups that showcase a mix of legendary names and emerging acts alike from far-reaching corners of the globe. Some of clubland’s most celebrated selectors and live acts descend on Saint Martin / Sint Maarten annually to play for one of the most loyal and engaged communities of music fans and global party nomads in the world. The result is a breeding ground for musical experimentation and discovery eclipsed only by the beauty of the festival’s host location.

With its phase two lineup, SXM Festival has announced a new group of top-tier talent featuring Music On leader MARCO CAROLA, Flying Circus’ Audiofly, Diynamic icon MAGDALENA, and a live performance from Afterlife stand out INNELLEA. Attendees can also look forward to sets from Afro House favorite LAYLA BENITEZ, Swiss house music maestro JIMI JULES, co-founder of the Common Sense People event series KONSTANTIN SIBOLD, and more.

This adds to a phase one lineup featuring the famed zeitgeist of Chilean-born minimal icon RICARDO VILLALOBOS, Innervisions co-founders ÂME, the legendary DUBFIRE, Canadian favorite BLOND:ISH, live performance extraordinaire JAN BLOMQVIST, and Life and Death label boss DJ TENNIS. Other highlights included veteran German producer STEVE BUG, multi-instrumentalist CHLOÉ CAILLET, Copenhagen live trio WHOMADEWHO, Israeli star CHAIM, Grammy-nominated producer DANNY TENAGLIA, and many more favorites from around the world.

For the 2022 edition, the event will continue to build upon its deep connection with the cultural and ecological fabric of the beautiful host locale of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten. Spawned in 2019 to help encourage the prosperity and health of the island following the devastating Hurricane Irma, SXM Festival created a partnership with SXM DOET. SXM DOET is the islands’ largest volunteer event, funded by Oranje Fonds, executed by Be The Change Foundation, with the help of hundreds of volunteers. 98 community projects are registered this year.

At SXM Festival, attendees of the 5-day and 5-night tropical dance music escape will find themselves effortlessly navigating secluded beaches, lush jungle dancefloors, stunning villas, boat parties, and beach clubs – from sunrise to sunset. This unique party format is what sets SXM Festival apart from other destination festivals, guiding attendees through an eclectic mix of music, culture, and travel throughout their time in paradise.

Guests can experience their favorite house and techno artists at a variety of unique venues filled with mesmerising decor. Any SXM Festival devotées will tell you tales of the event’s beating heart, Happy Bay. The secluded private beach nestled in the jungle serves as the main evening venue for SXM Festival and is home to the iconic Arc Main stage and the immersive Ocean stage. Other highlights include Boho Beach Cub, the perfect place to chill out and escape during the day, along with Karakter, which overlooks the Caribbean sea and provides a spectacular view of aircrafts coming in for landing at SXM Airport and is the perfect place to catch a sunset.

SXM Festival 2022 phase 2 poster