The line-up of artists and musicians for the 27th St Lucia Jazz Festival has been announced at a special reception hosted by the St Lucia Tourism Authority in London. Headlining the festival will be Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway. The reception, attended by various travel agents, tour operators and the media, was also used to launch the 2018 Soleil Summer Festivals which will comprise four events running from May to October starting with the Jazz Festival from 6-13 May. This will be followed by the annual St Lucia Carnival in

June before moving on to the Roots and Soul Festival in August and culminating with the Heritage and Arts Festival in October. Prime Minister Chastanet said the Jazz Festival will once again be the main ingredient to the island’s festivals as it brings a unique blend of sound.