Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival returns in 2023
Do you LOVE music and diving? If you do then start planning your 2023 Caribbean diving vacation around the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival.
WHY? Because The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival has quickly become the marquee musical event of the Caribbean, drawing thousands of fans to Curaçao for the biggest party of the year and it is returning in 2023 – as long as Covid-19 doesn’t stand in the way. This is according to initiator Gregory Elias said to the Aruban news site Noticia Cla.
The popular music festival will then experience its tenth edition. The festival was last held in 2019. Then Juan Luis Guerra, Pitbull, Earth Wind & Fire, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight, Maroon 5 and Nicky Jam performed.
The CNSJ was created by Fundashon Bon Intenshon to stimulate tourism in the low season. The festival was always held on the WTC site on the last weekend of August. The formula worked because Hotels and apartments were fully booked during the festival because it attracted a wide variety of tourists from all over the world, not to mention the Curaçao locals.
Curacao North Sea Jazz 2019 Flashback
The organization of the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival (CSNJ) is in the hands of Mojo Concerts. This company from the Netherlands also hosts the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. That festival will be held for the 45th time this year. Artists such as John legend, Herbie Hancock and Alicia Keys will perform in the period from 8 to 10 July.
Past performers at the CSNJ have included Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Rod Stewart, Bruno Mars, Juan Luis Guerra, Mana, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Carlos Santana, Alicia Keys, John Legend, India Arie, Juanes, Chaka Khan, Ruben Blades as well as some of the island’s best homegrown talent.
In 2019, the CSNJ featured the Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Ozuna, Gladys Knight, Third World among others who made an incredible appearance during the festival held at the World Trade Center in Piscadera Bay.