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Beats Abound in Curacao as ParadiseWorld Invades the Island with Major Lazer

December 3, 2013

YellowBrix

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Live it up! - Rapidly becoming the hottest destination for serious electronic music lovers, the Caribbean island of Curacao has hosted the best electronic DJs and festivals world-wide and 2013-2014 will be no different as the island welcomes several electronic music festivals sure to make some noise on the EDM scene. December 21st will bring the first festival of the season, ParadiseWorld Destination Music Festival.

ParadiseWorld in Curacao (Photo: Business Wire)

ParadiseWorld which drew thousands of electronic dance music fans last year comes back for round two with high profile act Major Lazer headlining. Major Lazer featuring Diplo, ranked the #2 hottest DJ in the Americas, comes as "a full blown live act" on stage. Their music, a mash-up of Caribbean, Soca, Dancehall and Electronica has gained a following of fans who love their unique sound. Major Lazer has performed at renowned music festivals around the world this year, including Ultra Music Festival, EDC, Coachella and Lowlands. ParadiseWorld -and Curacao- is now on their hit list of high performance venues.

"Music is all encompassing here," says Andre Rojer, Marketing Manager North America, Curacao Tourist Board. "From our Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival to our annual Carnival celebrations to, now, our high profile electronic music festivals like ParadiseWorld, the island is on the radar of music lovers around the world with the expectation that these events are only going to get bigger and bigger every year. We are definitely gaining a reputation as one of the hottest islands in the Caribbean in the music and entertainment arenas."

In partnership with the Curacao Tourist Board and several other on-island partners, ParadiseWorld crosses geographical boundaries by promoting the island of Curacao around the world as an electronic dance music and entertainment destination.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, general admission starts at $30/person while VIP passes are available for $70/person. Visit http://www.wantickets.com/Events/144677/Major-Lazer-at-ParadiseWorld/ to purchase tickets online. To learn more about ParadiseWorld visit www.paradiseworldfestival.com.

Host hotels in Curacao are offering deals to EDM fans during the ParadiseWorld event. The Floris Suite Hotel offers festival goers rates starting at $129/night plus taxes and service charge. To book visit www.florissuitehotel.com. The Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino, the island's all-inclusive resort is offering rates starting from $155/person, based on double occupancy. To book visit www.sunscaperesorts.com/curacao.

Curacao will also play host to several other electronic music events in the coming months including Amnesia Curacao on December 31st, Su'Legria on January 3rd, Smash The House Festival, January 10-11th, and Xcape Festival scheduled for April, 2014. For details visit www.curacao.com/festivals.

To learn more about Curacao please visit www.curacao.com, call toll free 1.800.328.7222 or download an information brochure at www.curacao.com/brochure.

About Curacao

Selected as one of The Top 5 Cities in the Caribbean in the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Survey, one of The 10 Best Caribbean Snorkeling Spots' for 2013 by Frommers, Favorite Caribbean Destination' for 2012 and 2013 in About.com Reader's Choice Awards and a '2012 Honeymoon Hot Spot' by Conde Nast Traveler, Curacao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad - a UNESCO World Heritage site - with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments and world-class shopping. Indulge in Curacao's vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Curacao's abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches. Curacao offers idyllic weather, situated on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt. To learn more about Curacao please visit www.Curacao.com, call toll free 1.800.328.7222 or download our newest information brochure at www.Curacao.com/brochure.

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Hill + Knowlton Strategies Lindsey Norris, 305-443-5454 lindsey.norris@hkstrategies.com

Source: Curacao Tourist Board

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