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Brit talents Tom Zanetti, Yungen and Chef Tom Brown headline anniversary event from 28-31 October

True to form, Indian Ocean iconoclast Siyam World is going big for its first birthday with a four-day fiesta featuring famous faces from the UK music and culinary scenes. Kicking off on 28 October - the day of the resort’s first anniversary - the celebrations begin with a stellar stage show and end with a thrilling Resident Evil-themed Hallowe’en party, via a series of pool parties and a three-day residency by acclaimed Chef Tom Brown of London’s Michelin-starred Cornerstone. Featuring fire dancers, acrobats and the Maldives’ first self-taught female sand artist; mind-blowing mashups and conceptual covers from ONEVIOLIN; and a floor-filling set from Tinie Tempah’s official tour selector DJ Charlesy, the first night’s festivities will peak with headline sets from platinum-selling British artists Yungen and Tom Zanetti.

Pictured (l-r): Tom Zanetti; Tom Brown; acrobatic show at Siyam World Maldives

Born and raised in Leeds, DJ, music producer, rapper and singer Tom Zanetti is best known for his songs "Darlin’" (2015) and "You Want Me" (2016), which received silver and platinum BFI certifications respectively. Zanetti has since amassed over 20 million streams and 2.2 million monthly Spotify listeners, and recently achieved his first Top 20 chart single as an independent artist with “Didn’t Know”. South London grime artist Yungen first gained recognition for his 2011 F64 freestyle video for SB.TV, and by 2015 had been nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards. His biggest hit, "Bestie" featuring Yxng Bane, reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart in October 2017, went platinum in February 2018, and currently has over 55 million streams on YouTube.

Pictured (l-r): Yungen; DJ Charlesy; ONEVIOLIN

Also performing live during the anniversary celebrations, multi-genre artist DJ Charlesy’s trusted reputation as a technically skilled selector with a talent for getting people dancing was established on the London club scene. Best known as the official tour DJ for multi-platinum rapper Tinie Tempah, Charlesy has performed around the globe from Ibiza and Las Vegas to Australia and the UK’s world-famous Wireless, V and Glastonbury Festivals. Boundary-breaking Finnish talent, ONEVIOLIN, meanwhile will astonish guests with his unique concept, conjuring covers of global hits using only sounds from a single violin.

In addition to the gala opening night concert, each of the special guest artists will also perform standalone shows across a four-day programme of festivities and pool parties, culminating in a Resident Evil-themed ‘Umbrella Corporation’ takeover on Hallowe’en, complete with roaming zombies and haunted house. For those who prefer their party on a plate, one of the UK restaurant scene’s most exciting young talents, Chef Tom Brown, will grace the resort’s kitchens for a series of Chef’s Table dinners, elevating the freshest local fish and seafood with the originality and lightness of touch for which his is renowned.

Siyam World is an unapologetically quirky, all-embracing five-star all-inclusive island destination that transcends cultures and borders to offer guests an ever-expanding array of ‘never-seen-before’ experiences – from the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park to the Maldives’ first resort horse ranch. The natural 54-hectare island resort boasts an enticing variety of 19 accommodation categories ranging from 89 to 3,000 square metres, from lush Pool Beach Villas, expansive Beach Suites and breath-taking Beach Residences to playful overwater Villas complete with irresistible water slides. An exclusive enclave, The Beach House Collection, also features stunning Grand Water Pavilions and the magnificent Palace. All accommodation types overlook the pristine Maldivian waters, come with direct access to the ocean and feature generously proportioned indoor and outdoor living spaces with private pools.

Siyam World Maldives has an Epic First Anniversary Celebration offer including up to 15 per cent off accommodation and 20 per cent off spa treatments and watersports activities. Prices start from USD650++ (approx. GBP604++) per villa per night, including accommodation and Siyam World’s signature WOW! 24hrs premium all-inclusive. Based on two sharing. Minimum three-night stay. Subject to availability.

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Notes to editors:

About Siyam World:


Opening on 28 October 2021, Siyam World Maldives describes a quirky, carefree playground; a five-star, all-inclusive resort like no other. A striking new vision of the Maldives’ rich natural wonders, located in Noonu Atoll, approximately 40 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport. The island resort boasts an enticing variety of 19 accommodation categories ranging from 89 to 3,000 square metres, including lush Pool Beach Villas, expansive Beach Suites and breathtaking Beach Residences to the playful Over-Water Villas – complete with inviting water slides. An exclusive enclave, The Beach House Collection, also features stunning Grand Water Pavilions and the magnificent Palace. Guests at Siyam World have an endless array of ‘never-seen-before’ experiences to enjoy, including access to the Maldives’ biggest floating water park. Forget any preconceptions of monotonous dining – Siyam World guests can enjoy more than a dozen restaurants and bars with the peerless WOW! premium all-inclusive concept that offers a tantalising selection of health, fitness and wellness activities, excursions, water sports, kids and teens activities, and way more excitement around every corner.


About Sun Siyam Resorts:

Sun Siyam Resorts is owned and managed by a 100 percent Maldivian company. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed founded the company in 1990. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Sun Siyam Group, a diverse collective of companies proudly based in the Maldives. Since the opening of the first resort over 20 years ago, Sun Siyam Resorts has grown to own and manage five luxury private island properties in the Maldives and a boutique beach retreat on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Each is unique, but what unites them all is the genuine warmth and heartfelt hospitality of their people, many of whom have been with Sun Siyam Resorts since the beginning.

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