Hookie Weekend 2022

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Caribbean culture was on full display during the line-up of exciting events at the Hookie Weekend in the United States. The Hookie Life Entertainment team once again delivered another successful execution of its beloved, annual summertime staple Juneteenth Weekend.

This event attracted thousands of festival lovers to the Washington DC metropolitan region for full a weekend of unmatched revelry. With 6 major events over the span of 5 days, the 2022 edition created memorable moments for its patrons complete with the very best of authentic West Indian entertainment.

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US Virgin Islands Soca star Adam O excited attendees at the kick-off event “Release Therapy”.

Following the epic Thursday night kick-off event “Release Therapy” at the Ivy City Smokehouse which featured a dynamic performance by US Virgin Islands Soca star Adam O, attendees from various US and Canadian cities and Caribbean islands converged at the venue, Gateway DC for the Hookie Weekend Friday afternoon fixture known as “Hookie DC”.

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For this event which is regarded as the ultimate premium Caribbean pool party, the organising team transformed Gateway DC into “vibes central” with a relaxing pool, VIP cabanas, a variety of games to go along with the “Arcade” theme and several cross-cultural food stalls and bars which were strategically located around the venue.

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The “Arcade” theme had memorable moments for all in attendance.

Hookie Weekend left fans wanting more

Adding to Hookie DC’s allure were energetic sets by top international DJs and performances from T&T’s Kes The Band and Voice, Grenada’s Mr Killa and Jamaica’s Kranium. Lion’s Pride J’ouvert gave attendees the chance to embrace uninhibited freedom with paint and powder.

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Revellers at “Heroes VS Villains” theme of Hookie’s Lion’s Pride J’ouvert event.

The signature Saturday morning Hookie weekend J’ouvert event was well patronised and left fans wanting more. This event was followed later that evening by Shine DC (a collaborative effort between Hookie Life Entertainment and Back to Basics Entertainment).

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“Dutty mas” vibes at J’ouvert event.

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Sunday afternoon’s Riddim & Road was Hookie Weekend’s penultimate event which saw several masqueraders, multiple music trucks, drinks trucks and even live drummers hit the road at the Rosecroft Raceway for a creative Carnival-costumed celebration.

During this event, patrons got extra mileage from their previous regional and international Carnival costumes as well as their Monday wear and original costume creations.

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Masqueraders brought out the colour at the creative Carnival-costumed celebration “Riddim & Road”.
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True Carnival vibes at “Riddim & Road”.

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Hookie Weekend 2022 ended on a truly high note with the latest addition to the line-up, that is, the cool down affair “Oasis”.

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Patrons posing at the official cool down affair “Oasis’“.

The Hookie Life Entertainment team remains thankful for all of its 2022 sponsors and brand partners that helped to make Hookie Weekend truly epic. These include Hornitos Tequila, Top Choice Transportation, Bien Collective, Carnival Crashers and The Gathering Spot DC.

Stay tuned for more events from Hookie Life Entertainment by visiting: www.hookielife.com (FB) www.facebook.com/hookielife; (IG)  www.instagram.com/hookielife

– Sonique Solutions Washington, DC

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