KES The Band Returns For BHW Five Star Friday

May 19, 2016

The  countdown to Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] is on with less than 30 days to go until Carnival takes over the Island.

Five Star Friday is the opening event for the weekend and will feature once again, Kes The Band from Trinidad as the headline act for the concert. This year, Five Star Friday will be held at the National Sports Centre, having moved from the Front Street location, which saw thousands attend the free concert last year.

Crowds packed Front Street last year for the BHW opening night:


Kes The Band, known for their hit songs, “Wotless”, “People”, “Million” and “Fallin”, have a large following in Bermuda and are expected to put on a great show for the Island, following the inuagural concert.

Also performing at Five Star Friday are Lyrikal, who debuted in Bermuda last year, Voice, the 2016 Soca Monarch champion with his hit song “Cheers To Life”, Teddyson John, Preedy, Ricardo Drue and King Bubba FM.

The MC for the evening will be Wendell Dill, The Voice of the Village and DJs include Barrie Hype, Crown Prince, Dr. Jay, EMan, DJ Stephen and DJ Rusty G. Local band DIA will open Five Star Friday.

Jason Sukdeo, President, Bermuda Heroes Weekend, says: “We have put together an amazing concert to officially open Bermuda Heroes Weekend and I invite the community to join us for a world-class event.

“We are very excited not only for Five Star Friday, but also for the whole weekend and we look forward to introducing the many international revelers to Bermuda. On behalf of the BHW team, I would like to thank Bermuda as a whole for fully embracing Bermuda Heroes Weekend.”

Tickets for Five Start Friday are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are $10 when accompanied by a paying adult. The gates will open at 6pm with the show starting promptly at 7pm and finishing at midnight.

All-Inclusive Ultra VIP tickets are $200 and include open bar and food from Marcus’. Tickets are available at

No chairs are allowed at Five Star Friday and seating will be available in the western bleachers.

Bermuda Heroes Weekend – taking place from June 17 to 20, 2016 – will see seven bands and numerous international soca artists performing at various events over the four-day period.

Additional events include BHW Glow J’Ouvert will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 3am at the Michael Preece Softball Stadium at Bernard’s Park in Hamilton followed by the Parade of Bands at 2pm beginning in St. David’s with the route ending at Clearwater Beach.

Pan in the Park is scheduled for Sunday, June 19 at 3pm featuring live steel pan artists performing a variety of music with no charge to the community. In addition, Sunday is also promoters’ day and various local promoters have events scheduled. More information can be found on the BHW website.

Rounding out the weekend is the Raft Up to be held on National Heroes Day in the Great Sound.

For more information, visit or download the BHW Smartphone app.

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  1. I heart 441 says:

    King Bubba will mash up along with Lyrical! The rest of the lineup isn’t the best, but it isnt’t the worse. Would be nice to see new artists and newer DJ’s. In light of that, the weekend will no doubt still be EPIC!!

    • Onion Juice says:

      If de organizers had brains they would have de stage facing de length of Front Street to have more space, instead of having it facing de side walk and buildings and everybody jammed up like sardines !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Warrior says:

        whats happening down front street Onion Juice

    • outkasted says:

      Slow growth is best for these events. Go from 0-60 will hinder. This is only the second year and I’m sure venues are a challenge because of ‘nimby’,however I believe this is a nice balance. I loved it in Dockyard as it was scenic and had food spots and not far from transportation. This however, will bring the St.David’s community to the yard! with Clearwater in the backdrop revelers can go hit the ocean to cool off etc…The food vendors should also be from St.Geo and St. Davids along with other vendors. The whole weekend is spread out nicely so that each and every community get a taste of prosperity.