Platinum Icon Ne-Yo Headlines 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba Memorial Day Weekend Experience May 22-27

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three–time Grammy Award-Winning Motown Recording Artist Ne-Yo will headline the 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival being held May 22-27 in Aruba. Bringing his sensational collection of Billboard chart-topping, dance-pop/R&B sophistication and a presence of style reminiscent of all things spectacular, Ne-Yo will headline the main stage of the Nikki Beach Amphitheatre closing night, Sunday, May 26.  As Festival-goers escape to the perfect spot, a live stage performance cresting over the Caribbean Sea, megastar songwriter and artist Ne-Yo will splash into an unforgettable set that is sure to release a harmonious mist of grandeur on Memorial Day weekend. R.E.D. ("Realizing Every Dream"), Ne-Yo's Motown released album, is his 5th creation of wonder for the Universal Music Group and adds provenance to being named Senior Vice President of A&R for Motown, a coveted role at one of America's most prestigious blue-chip record labels. The 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba has something for everyone.

As commented by Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority; "We are thrilled to host an event of such magnitude on our One Happy Island where you can enjoy the performance of some of the world's most talented and sought after artists during the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival."

"Aruba is proud to welcome Ne-Yo to Aruba. International and local fans can expect a spectacular performance at the Soul Beach Music Festival. The festival gets better every year and Aruba is looking beautiful with all the upgrades we've introduced in the city of Oranjestad. I am sure artists and fans alike will have a lot of fun at the festival and in Aruba," said Otmar Oduber, Minister of Tourism, Transportation and Labor.

"We are thrilled to bring the exciting performer and international start Ne-Yo to the 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba," said Mark Adkins, producer. "Fans can look forward to an amazing weekend of great performances on the exceptional island of Aruba this Memorial Day Weekend along with a combination of sizzling beach parties, luscious dining and plush Night Club after parties."

The 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival will roll out more highly anticipated announcements of main stage performing artists in the weeks to come. For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest updates sign up for CLUB SOUL BEACH, visit http://www.soulbeach.net or http://www.aruba.com. Join the Soul Beach Music Festival community: follow us on Twitter @SoulBeachMusic and become a fan of 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival on www.Facebook.com/soulbeachmusic.

The 2013 Soul Beach Music Festival is sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, The Westin Resort & Casino Aruba, The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa, Divi Resorts, Tierra del Sol Aruba Resort, Spa and Country Club, De Palm Tours Aruba and Europcar.

Aruba

As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba -- One happy island -- is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the Southern Caribbean on the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight from New York City and also boasts year-round cooling trade winds and an average 82 degree temperature. Aruba offers beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise, including breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene, world famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championships golf and exclusive shopping. With all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded hotels in Palm Beach or a cosmopolitan city hotel in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for first-time guests and loyal visitors. www.aruba.com

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