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Celebrating SUBIOS and Roundtable Regatta

Seychelles sees arrival of first floating stage in Beau Vallon Bay

Nov 04, 2011

Seychelles is looking forward to see its first floating stage this upcoming weekend for SUBIOS, The Seychelles Festival of the Sea, and the Seychelles Roundtable Regatta 2011, with the barge already in position at the Beau Vallon Bay on the island of Mahe. Etihad Airways is the Official Parter Airline for the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, and their first flight to the paradise islands landed for the first time in Seychelles last Wednesday launching their four weekly flights to the Seychelles.

The barge, which is 15 meters wide and 45 meters long, has been tugged to the picturesque Beau Vallon Bay since yesterday. Leading sponsors of the events are working full steam ahead to decorate the floating stage to be ready for the staging of the live musical performances and entertainment from Friday, November 4.

The floating stage, which will also be used to host the opening ceremony, prize giving and the closing ceremony, will be a first for the Seychellois artists who will be performing for the three-days of festivities, which will also be animated by performances from the famous international DJ Juicy M together with Seychellois-born professional DJ Antonius and Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca darling, Lima Calbio who first visited the Seychelles for the island's 'Carnival International de Victoria' only in March this year.

SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, and the Seychelles Roundtable's Regatta will kick off this Friday, November 4 and will run until the evening of Sunday, November 6.

Other than the musical entertainment, there is also a broad spectrum of other activities in store for this year’s Festival of the Sea and Seychelles Roundtable Regatta.

The activity site will be opened as of 4 pm on Friday, starting with entertainment by local artists and international artists that will last until 11pm. At 6 pm, there will be the official opening ceremony of the events by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board and Minister Joel Morgan, the Seychelles Minister responsible for the Environment. Also on the agenda for that evening is the SUBIOS Film Show.

The next day, the activities take off at 10 am with the SUBIOS Treasure Hunt Competition. The day’s programme includes the SUBIOS Man & Woman Competition as well as various other Sports tournament and the opening of Children’s Village. Sunday, November 6 has been organised as a family fun beach extravaganza with a slate of activities for the whole family, including a number of sports race until the events will official come to a close at 6 pm.

A range of food-stalls will also be available for the three-days of festivities.

This year’s Seychelles’ Festival of the Sea and the Seychelles Round Table Seychelles’ Regatta is expected to be a real crowd-puller for Seychellois and visitors alike.

Seychelles sees arrival of first floating stage in Beau Vallon Bay
Floating stage at Seychelles Beau Vallon Bay / Photo from Seychelles Tourism Board

Source: Seychelles Tourism Board

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