Anguilla’s Moonsplash 2016 Details

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Moonsplash, the annual reggae music festival that takes place in Anguilla at Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve beach bar (he’s the host – hence, the venue), just officially announced the 2016 dates and it is officially scheduled for April 21 -24. Well, as official as a post on their Facebook page can be, I guess. Keep in mind that the “official” dates for this past spring’s event changed so proceed with booking any travel plans at your own risk.

Moonsplash Sunday, Dune Preserve, Anguilla.

Moonsplash 2016’s dates are about a month later in the year than the previous event but if I recall correctly, it’s actually scheduled around the phases of the moon so you kind of just have to go with the flow and schedule it when the moon is where you need it to be.

The Moonsplash 2016 peeps are taking suggestions for musical performers on their Facebook page so if you have a favorite you’d like to see on the beaches of Anguilla, get on over there and let your voice be heard. I put in a word for the Mighty Mystic. His performance this year was a pleasant surprise among the concert goers and with a new album coming out in early 2016, it would make sense to have him as a headliner. Plus, he’s a really cool dude so that’s a plus.

UPDATE
Artist lineup has been released. See comments section below for details. Of note, British Dependency will make an appearance and Mighty Mystic is heading up the Sunday beach party.

To read more about the Mighty Mystic’s performance and others as well, you can catch my recap here. And if you plan on heading to Anguilla, this article features a beach bar hopping itinerary to keep you busy when you’re not shakin’ what yo mama gave ya at the Dune. It’ll be a joyous time.

Author: Tom W.

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19 Comments

  1. PLS keep me updated. I’m working on my 10th trip to Anguilla and have NEVER been to Moonsplash… just to The Dune, of course, many many times!!!

    IRIE!

    Cindy Gordon

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    • Will do, Cindy! Anguilla just gets a hold of your soul and never lets go. I’ve only been twice but I’m always planning my next trip back. Moonsplash is a great time and as you well know, the venue can’t be beat. Cheers!

      Tom

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    • Please see Jeff’s comment below regarding the headliners. Cheers!

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  2. Any update on the artist list?

    It would be amazing to get Damian Marley to perform 🙂

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    • I just checked with the organizers and no update yet. Yes, I agree – it would be amazing to have Damian Marley perform there! Keep checking back as I’ll update the blog as soon as I know!

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      • Any update on Moonsplash? I talked to Bankie while on Jost in December and he didn’t seem to worried (not that he ever is) and didn’t seem to have much planned out. He said that bands all just reach out and it all happens.

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        • Ed, I wish I had more information but as Bankie explained it, that’s normally how it works out every year in typical island time Caribbean fashion. I just checked the social media pages yesterday and there were no updates but you can rest assured that we will share them as soon as we know. Thanks for checking!

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        • Please see Jeff’s comment below regarding the headliners. Cheers!

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    • Please see Jeff’s comment below regarding the headliners. Cheers!

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  3. I got an email from Lateef Banks saying the Friday headliner is Cecile. Saturday’s is Tony Rebel & Queen Ifrica

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    • Thanks for the update, Jeff! If you hear anymore, please let us know!

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      • April 22 – 24, 2016
        Friday 22nd – International Night
        • CECILE
        • IBAMAHR
        • OMARI BANKS
        • And Much More ….
        ———————————————–
        Saturday 23rd – Reggae Night
        • TONY REBEL
        • QUEEN IFRICA
        • TRUE INTENTIONS
        • BRITISH DEPENDENCY
        • BANKIE BANX AND THE ALL STAR BAND
        • CONNIS
        • And Much More ….
        ———————————————–
        Sunday 24th – Beach Party
        • MIGHTY MYSTIC
        • CONNIS
        • VARIOUS LOCAL ARTISTS
        Admission: FREE!
        Admission: $45US Regular Ticket (Each Night)
        $100US VIP Ticket (Each Night)
        Gates Open: 7:30pm – Show Starts at 9:30 pm
        —————————————————————–

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        • You are on it! I was just looking a couple days ago for an update. Thanks, Jeff!

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          • Will the Bums be attending Moonsplash 2016?

          • Working on it, Jeff! Hopefully we’ll know something within a week. Are you going?

  4. Yes, me and my wife. Our first time – bucket list item to be crossed off 🙂

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    • You’ll absolutely love it! I’ll let you know as soon as I confirm whether or not I’ll be going. Hopefully it’s good news!

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  5. So sad! I can’t make it! Been to Anguilla and Dune Preserve so many times. I so wanted to go to Moonsplash this year! Have a great time everyone and know that I’m jealous. I love Anguilla

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    • That’s too bad you won’t be able to make it! I’m missing it as well but already trying to fit it into the schedule for next year. Thanks for the comment!

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