Bermuda Announces Three Days in Paradise With Quincy Jones and Friends During the 14th Annual Bermuda Music Festival

July 22, 2009

HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 22 /PRNewswire/ — The Bermuda Department of Tourism announced today that multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones will be joined by a number of A-list artists, including Ne-Yo, for a once-in-a-lifetime performance at the 14(th) Annual Bermuda Music Festival. From October 29(th) – 31(st), 2009, visitors and Bermudians alike are invited to join Quincy Jones & Friends for three nights in paradise.

“Bermuda is looking forward to staging some of the most iconic musicians of our time,” said Bermuda’s Premier, Minister of Tourism and Transport, Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, JP, MP. “With the talent announced today and more announcements to come, we are confident we can build the kind of excitement that reaffirms Bermuda as a preferred visitor destination.”

Over the past 14 years, Bermuda has welcomed an unparalleled lineup of star performers to its pristine pink sand beaches for the Bermuda Music Festival including: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kenny G, Seal, Natalie Cole and Isaac Hayes, to name a few. Last year, Beyonce said that she fell in love with Bermuda during the Festival. This year, after a flight of less than two hours from the East Coast visitors to the island can too.

Named by Time Magazine as one of the six most influential Jazz artists of the 20th Century, Quincy Jones stands as one of the most successful and admired creative artists and executives in the entertainment world. Quincy Jones is celebrated as the producer and conductor of We Are The World, the number one best-selling single of all time, as well as for collaborating on some of Michael Jackson’s most popular albums including “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad.”

Kicking off this year’s Bermuda Music Festival on October 29(th) will be the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo has wowed audiences with his talents since 2006 with his multi-platinum chart topping debut, In My Own Words. He has written chart-topping hits for Mario, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and Beyonce and is also the voice behind So Sick and Miss Independent. Ne-Yo most recently performed at the 2009 BET Awards and is currently on tour in the UK.

Tickets for the 2009 Bermuda Music Festival will go on sale to the public through the Internet, by phone and at on island ticket outlets beginning Wednesday, July 22(nd) at 8:00 a.m. ADT. For additional details and package information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Bermuda Music Festival website at www.bermudatourism.com/bermuda_music_festival.aspx or call 1-800-309-8497. There is an eight ticket purchase limit per person, per performance.

This year’s Bermuda Music Festival is sponsored by Fairmont Hotel & Resorts Bermuda and is once again being produced by Gibraltar Promotions LLC., in association with Yhoshi Productions LTD.

About Bermuda:

Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, championship golf, horseback riding, world-renowned deep sea fishing and smooth pink beaches to rest on by day’s end.

Accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience. For more information, visit www.bermudatourism.com.

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SOURCE The Bermuda Department of Tourism

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