From its debut in 2016, SXM Festival was quick in locking down its reputation as one of the clubland’s most appreciated and bohemian getaways. Taking place on the paradise island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean, the festival prides itself in bringing a diverse showcase of underground talent to the community and its many visitors for a five-day dance music extravaganza.
Towards the end of 2017, just as SXM Festival was gearing up to launch its third edition in 2018, tragedy struck Saint Martin. On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma– the strongest storm on record to exist in the open Atlantic region – made landfall on the island and decimated its infrastructure. Damaging 95 per cent of all the buildings on the island; 60 per cent of those were deemed totally uninhabitable.