SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - The 37th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will take place from March 2-5 2017 and promises a “Legendary Night” to close off the final evening. The organizers are proud to announce the Universal chart topping band UB40 has been confirmed as the headline act for the evening of March 5th on Kim Sha Beach. UB40, featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will close out the St Maarten Heineken Regatta’s 4 days of professional sailing and 4 nights of amazing music festivities. Organizers expect a large turnout for this distinguished band, who will bring to the stage tunes that are sure to bring back memories.
- UB40 was founded in 1979 and enjoyed an incredibly successful run of hits through 2008. Ali, Astro and Mickey were all founding members of the renowned band and after briefly going their separate ways they reunited in 2013 to bring back the authentic sounds of UB40 to their fans. The cover of Neil Diamond’s Red Red Wineand Elvis’(I can’t help) Falling in Love With You sent them to the top of the charts back in the 80’s and escalated them into household names across the globe.