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help us to continually improve the quality of our shows and enhance the
For the past 18 years we have worked to bring the best of reggae and international music to the Eastern Caribbean
through the Moonsplash Music Festival. Moonsplash is more than a 4-day beach party. It began as a musical outlet for
Bankie Banx and has emerged as a showcase for emerging regional talent and a musical reunion for many of reggae's
finest. Bankie Banx presents the Moonsplash Music Festival each year at The Dune Preserve at Rendezvous Beach,
David Hinds - Steel Pulse
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Moonsplash 2008 kicked off with a beachside cultural fair on Thursday March 27 featuring local food,
traditional Anguillian folk music and games on the beach. The day's events were presented by The
Dune Preserve in conjunction with National Bank of Anguilla.
Moonsplash 2008 also introduced three days of beach parties for the first time in its existence. The
beach parties featuring Deejays Chu Chu Benz and Marvelous Marvin and live music by One White
Chic as well as Johnny Lloyd. The daytime beach parties proved to be a perfect compliment for night
Tarrus Riley headlined reggae night on Friday March 28 and was preceded by local fusion band
Concepts. Tarrus Riley was the evening's highlight giving an excellent performance that led the crowd
to demand three curtain calls. So exciting was the Tarrus performance that the crowd remained at
the venue for over an hour after showtime, rocking to the sounds of DJ Chu Chu Benz.
Moonsplash Legends night was headlined by Steel Pulse and Bankie Banx. Energetic St. Kitts reggae
rocker Masud Sadiki kicked off a full night of performances that ended well at 4 a.m. Masud Sadiki
turned in an excellent performance.
Bankie Banx and The Roots & Herbs gave an emotional tribute to original Roots & Herbs lead guitarist
Irino Hodge who passed away on December 31, 2007. Third World founding-member and legendary
reggae guitarist Cat Coore stood in for Irino. After much anticipation Steel Pulse did not disappoint,
with a performance that lasted over two hours and covering the span of their legendary musical
Moonsplash wrapped up with the annual Sunday Beach Party. This year's beach party was by far the
best attended beach party with games, live music and Deejays Chu Chu Benz and Marvelous Marvin.
Don't miss Moonsplash 2009!
Moonsplash 2007 featured reggae legend Bunny Wailer and a performance for the ages by The
Moonsplash Allstars including Benjy Myaz, Cat Coore, Junior Jazz, Corey Stoot, Tony Ruption, Onaje
Allan Gumbs, Omari Banks and Bankie Banx. Listen to a live recording of the Moonsplash Allstar
performance here. Oh yeah, and we kicked it off with a performance by Jimmy Buffett the week before!
Still Moonsplash 2007 will be remembered as the final performance with all of the original Roots &
|Bankie Banx with Roots & Herbs at Moonsplash 2007
Moonsplash 2006 began a new era as we welcomed new sponsor Cable & Wireless which helped us
to maintain the quality and consistency of the acts. Buju Banton, Anthony B, Allstar Band, Alana Davis
and Roots & Herbs reunion after 12 years! Enough said.
Moonsplash 2005 featured Toots & The Maytals, John Holt, Pam Hall and Bankie Banx
|Toots & The Maytals at Moonsplash 2005
|Bankie Banx is proud to present Moonsplash 2010 at The Dune Preserve beginning on March 25, 2010 and ending on
March 28, 2010. Moonsplash is proud to welcome returning premier sponsors The Anguilla Tourist Board, Lime,
Caribbean Liquors and Tobaccos, National Bank of Anguilla, CuisinArt Resort and Spa, and Professional Services
Group. We welcome Cap Juluca, Viceroy Anguilla and Sheriva as hotel sponsors.
Moonsplash 2010 mark the 20th staging of the festival, billed as “The Eastern Caribbean’s Premier Reggae and World
Music Festival.” Headlining artists for 2010 includes a bountiful selection of reggae talent, ranging from cutting edge
to founding legends. Specifically, Moonsplash 2010 will feature legends Gregory Issacs, John Holt, Marcia Griffiths and
Sugar Minott. Reggae crooner, bass virtuoso and Moonsplash Allstar Benjy Myaz will also be featured with a band
that features Allstars Onaje Allan Gumbs, lead guitarist and Inner Circle lead vocalist Junior Jazz and Corey Stoot.
The next generation of conscious reggae will be represented by Jah Cure.
Moonsplash 2010 continues the tradition of providing the Northeastern Caribbean with its first look at some reggae’s
rising conscious stars. Recent years have featured Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson.
Gregory Issacs, best known for his international smash hit “Night Nurse” will be making his first visit to Moonsplash.
Marcia Griffiths and John Holt have each previously graced the Moonsplash stage. Sugar Minott, who has more than
40 years of international performing pedigree makes his first visit to Anguilla.
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