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Chewstick To Focus On Hub, No Kite/BeachFest

Chewstick To Focus On Hub, No Kite/BeachFest

The Chewstick Foundation said they will not be producing the Good Friday KiteFest or Beachfest Emancipation Celebration this year “in order to focus their limited resources toward the completion of the, as yet unopened, Chewstick Culture Hub at 81 Front Street, in efforts to provide a more comprehensive community resource for Bermuda.” “The... Read more of this article

Chewstick To Host Concert Instead Of BeachFest

Chewstick To Host Concert Instead Of BeachFest

The annual BeachFest celebration at Horseshoe Bay will not be taking place this year due to what Chewstick said were “circumstances beyond” their control, however Chewstick will be hosting an Emancipation Celebration Concert  at No.1 Car Park on  July 30th, featuring a line up of artists including international reggae star Wayne Wonder. The... Read more of this article

Chewstick Releases “Beachfest Green” Report

Chewstick Releases “Beachfest Green” Report

A waste impact report on Bermuda’s Beachfest Emancipation Celebration has been released, outlining some of the key findings surrounding the environmental challenges and successes of this popular annual event. “When we officially started Beachfest in 2006, it was as a response to the longstanding Bermuda tradition of going to Horseshoe Bay for Emancipation... Read more of this article

12 People Arrested At BeachFest Celebration

12 People Arrested At BeachFest Celebration

A total of 12 people were arrested at BeachFest yesterday [July 31]  for offenses including drug possession, invading on the privacy of a female, offensive words, affray, obstruction, and suspicion of wounding. Over 4000 people were estimated to be in attendance, and although most of the event was problem free, a 17 year old male was arrested on suspicion... Read more of this article

Photo Set #4: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #4: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Beach filled with celebrants on Thursday [July 31] as Chewstick hosted its annual BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event, marking the opening day of the Cup Match holiday.  We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses; and in the meantime you can view our first set of BeachFest photos by clicking here, our second set of... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #3: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Droves of people made their way to Horseshoe Bay Beach on Thursday [July 31] to attend Chewstick’s BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event, marking the first day of the Cup Match holiday.  We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses; and in the meantime you can view our first set of BeachFest photos by clicking here, our second set... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #2: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Beach was packed today [July 31], as tons of people made their way to the BeachFest Emancipation Celebration to mark the first day of Cup Match. We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses, and for our first set of BeachFest photos click here, and to follow our Cup Match live blog, please click here. The slideshow below... Read more of this article

Photo Set #1: BeachFest  At Horseshoe Bay

Photo Set #1: BeachFest At Horseshoe Bay

Chewstick hosted the BeachFest Emancipation Celebration event at Horseshoe Bay Beach today [July 31], with tons of people joining in the day’s fun to mark the first day of Cup Match. We will have additional coverage as the holiday progresses, and to follow our Cup Match live blog, please click here. The slideshow below contains almost 100 photos from... Read more of this article

Over 40 Artists Enter Beachfest Song Competition

Over 40 Artists Enter Beachfest Song Competition

The song submissions are in and PRS for Music and The Chewstick Foundation have revealed that Bermuda’s first ever national song competition, dubbed “The Beachfest Crown Song Competition,” has had an excellent start, with over 40 artists submitting over 70 songs in a multitude of genres. All entrants are competing for the chance to win a $10,000... Read more of this article

$10,000 Beachfest Crown Song Competition

$10,000 Beachfest Crown Song Competition

This summer, PRS For Music, the music rights organization, and The Chewstick Foundation will present the Beachfest Crown Song Competition, along with media partners Vibe103 and Channel82. The Beachfest Crown Song Competition will provide the opportunity for both amateur and professional Bermudian and Resident artists to compete to see who can make the... Read more of this article

This Year’s Beachfest To Be Held At Horseshoe

This Year’s Beachfest To Be Held At Horseshoe

The Chewstick Foundation announced that the 9th Annual Beachfest Emancipation Celebration will be back at Horseshoe Bay Beach this summer. A spokesperson said, “After a move to Snorkel Park in the summer of 2013 due to challenges with permits and funding, The Chewstick Foundation is excited to bring the event back to it’s Horseshoe Bay Beach... Read more of this article

Horseshoe Packed, Snorkel Park Not So Much

Horseshoe Packed, Snorkel Park Not So Much

[Updated with video] Although BeachFest was technically being held at Snorkel Park in Dockyard, the majority of people appeared to keep up the tradition of heading to Horseshoe Bay for the first day of Cup Match. When we stopped by both venues today [Aug 1] we were greeted by heavy crowds at Horseshoe Bay, and light attendance at Snorkel Park. The... Read more of this article

Cup Match BeachFest Moves To Snorkel Park

Cup Match BeachFest Moves To Snorkel Park

This year Chewstick will be hosting their 8th annual Beachfest Emancipation Celebration for the first time at Snorkel Park in Dockyard. Organisers said they made this “unexpected move due to severe financial challenges, exasperated by tight timelines, and an increasing event budget due to the sheer scale of such an unprecedented event.” Chewstick... Read more of this article