Bermuda Heroes Weekend 2016 Launch Event

November 2, 2015

Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] will host its first annual launch with a band preview for 2016, performance by a soca artist and black-tie gala.

“The launch weekend will be held on November 20 and 21 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club in the Harbourview Ballroom and will feature costumes for 2016 including new bands, announcement of Band of the Year 2015, a performance by Ricardo Drue and much more,” BHW said.

“November 20 will see the presentation of costumes for each of the nine bands participating in Parade of Bands 2016.

“These bands include returning bands Party People, Passion Bermuda, RealFrenz and Caribbean Massive and new bands Nova Mas International, Code Red, Intense, X-Plosiv and Band Addiction.

A look at this year’s BHW Parade of Bands

“Guests will be given the opportunity to view the actual costumes for Parade of Bands 2016 as they will showcased by models. Each band will also have a booth where guests can obtain more information. In addition, soca artist Ricardo Drue will perform his hits including “Vagabond” and “Professional”.

“DJ’s Barrie Hype and DJ Stephen will return to the Island for the party and will be joined by Titan VCD and DJ Coolie. Doors open at 8pm and as the launch will start at 9:00pm, patrons are encouraged to be on time.

“November 21 will allow guests to learn a bit more about Bermuda’s ties to the Caribbean and the history of Carnival. The black tie gala is titled “Our Time – Celebrating Unity, Rhythm & Culture” and will feature historian Corey Butterfield as guest speaker for the evening.

“The night will begin at 6pm with cocktails in the Trudeau Room featuring steel pan entertainment. A four-course Caribbean inspired dinner will follow in the Harbourview Ballroom at 7pm. Guests will be entertained by DJs Barrie Hype, DJ Stephen and Titan VCD, along with additional entertainment.

“The winner of Band of the Year will also be announced at the gala and an after party will be held from 9pm to 1am once the gala has concluded.”

Slideshow with over 150 photos from the 2015 BHW Parade of Bands


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“A lot of planning and preparation goes into BHW and we are thrilled to showcase what we have in store for 2016”, says Jason Sukdeo, President, BHW.

“We encourage members of the public to attend the launch weekend to learn more about the bands, see the costumes, educate themselves on Bermuda’s links to the Caribbean and most importantly, to have fun.”

Tickets for the launch party on November 20 are $40 on ptix.bm. The black tie gala tickets are $150 per ticket. Guests can buy a combo ticket for $175 which includes admission into the launch party and the gala.

Sponsor tables are available for $2,500 for a table of 10. These are available by emailing vbuckley@bermudaheroesweekend.com.

For more information, please visit www.bermudaheroesweekend.com or visit the Facebook page.

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  1. Now who said we did not have Caribbean ties?

    • mixitup says:

      I don’t even entertain them Onion Juice.

    • cup of tea anyone? says:

      good question. cause no one did say we didn’t. have some tea, it will cheer you up

  2. I heart 441 says:

    Sounds like a great event!

  3. Smiths says:

    geez – thought we would have more importance on who our real hero to celebrate would be rather than a party.

  4. biggadon says:

    This Heroes weekend thing has the potential to become a major event/money spinner for Bermuda…. cant wait for next June !

  5. Widget says:

    @Onion Juice. No the ones that fought for this country. Stop the madness and start thinking as a true Bermudian.