After years of attracting top acts, the organisers of the Curacao Jazz North Sea Jazz Festival announced that there will no festival in 2017.
In a release, they say the decision is based on the difficulties in booking two world class main acts.
"In joint consultation, Fundashon Bon Intenshon and Mojo Concerts have decided not to organise Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival in September 2017. The reason is that there are no main acts available in this period. After seven wonderful editions with legendary concerts, the festival has come to a standstill in 2017. In order to maintain the event on international top level, at least two world class main acts will be required. The past months it has become evident that these will not be available in September next year," they said.
The organisers said it has become increasingly difficult to book great artists in the weekend in question.
"Few main acts are touring during that period and flying in artists, their band, crew, and equipment for just one concert is very expensive. FBI en Mojo will reflect on the future of the Fest during 2017," the said.
In the past, the festival has attracted the likes of the late Prince, Chris Brown, India.Arie, Tom Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Sam Cooke and Alicia Keys.
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