The Jazz festival wrapped up with low attendance at the weekend shows, but the Soliel brand is looking ahead to the next upcoming event as part of the overall summer festival. A Roots and Soul festival dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afro-punk and R&B, will be hosted from Saturday June 17 to Sunday June 18th. Like Saint Lucia Jazz, there will be free and paying concerts, in various parts of the island, again culminating at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, this time on Fathers’ Day, Sunday June 18. This Festival will also mark the launch of the Carnival Season. This event will include a professional marketplace that brings together musicians, record labels and online music stores, in order to enhance market access for Saint Lucian musicians and producers. Big names include Chris Martin and Etana. Local artistes will also take to the stage.