Each year, Bermuda Day UK moves closer to becoming an inclusive cultural festival that we envision, so it was very pleasing to see our Liverpool event getting closer to that goal. The diverse and engaging entertainment on the main stage and the Kidz Zone were really buzzing at last years event, and we look to having even more activities and entertainment for all to enjoy at future events.
The vendors also brought great variety and flavour to our Liverpool event. It’s leaning towards becoming a shopping village, so we plan to grow the diversity to attract shopping guests. This, we’d also encourage more Bermudians taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to ply their wares and goods. Stay tuned throughout 2018 for posts on our website www.loquatentertainment.com with information about how to become a vendor and tips on how to make it a success, how to avoid common pitfalls, and any certification requirements, if applicable.
It was a pleasure to hear Bermudians Lady Tyson, Lita Marie and Medu Neter Music holding it down with their live performance on the main stage. The Batala Mersey Samba Band, Alandalus Flamenco Dancers, the Bring the Fire Dancers and the debut of the new “AYO!” Gombey Int’l troupe made for a nice mix of diverse entertainment, which matched our goal of celebrating Bermuda and cultures that influence Bermudian culture. We plan to add cultural representation from Asia and more Caribbean and Portuguese traditions each year as many vendors and performers were unavailable to join in 2017. The diversity component was instrumental in attracting more attendees and a wonderful mix of nationalities and backgrounds, assembled together to enjoy Bermuda as the central focus of the event.
While many may be familiar with Lady Tyson’s amazing vocals, they may be less aware of Lita Marie and Medu Neter Muzik’s work; both delivered solid performances and hopefully go on to have successful music careers. They, along with Nase of Code Ninety and Swisha (who performed at previous events), and Kaiias Clarke who hosted the Kidz Zone Talent Showcase are representing the new generation of Bermudian artist now living in the UK. We’re sure there are more Bermudian talented artists and musicians in the UK, and we’d love to have them on the international stage this year.
Keta’s Quality Catering provided us with some scrumptious food once again. It was a pleasure working with her and her team at this year’s event and look to continue our working relationship in the years to come. If there are other qualified Bermudian chefs and cooks in the UK, visit the website to express interest in future events.
For the first time in 9 years we were able to boast an all Bermudian Dj line up at Lockside, with the exception of DJ Seasons, who, for many years now becomes an honorary Bermudian during Bermuda Day. The Djs Also rocked it at the after party at 24 Kitchen Street, bringing that Bermy dancehall vibes to the masses. Big up to Selector Joell of Redemption Sound & Smile Djs, Beefy of King Star Muzik, Randy Rich representing Playbwoy The Outlaw Movement and, of course Mad Prezident of Prezidential Elite. We are looking forward to doing it even bigger in 2018!