To celebrate Malawi’s forthcoming 52nd Independence Day, Lake of Stars has extended the deadline to buy early bird ticket sales for this year’s Festival to July 6th. Until then, festival-goers have the chance to save a whopping K8, 000 on tickets to this year’s arts extravaganza, which will take place from September 30 – October 2, 2016.
The Lake of Stars Festival which is scheduled to take place at Chintheche Inn on the northern shores of Lake Malawi will see festival-goers enjoy a host of other entertainment across the three days including poetry, theatre, fashion, dance, film, yoga and technology.
Families will also be catered for with a children’s play area at the festival and family camping available at the Kachere Kastle lodge, around 20 minutes from Chintheche Inn. Official festival camping is also available on-site at the festival, including a luxury ‘Glamping’ package which includes a pre-erected tent with camp bed, mattress, bedding, solar lights and more.
According to a press statement made available to Mana, joining the musical line up alongside South African big hitter’s Freshly Ground is legendary German electronic music DJ and Producer, Timo Maas.
Maas has been revered across European dance-floors for twenty years as the man behind hits such as ‘Dooms Night Remix’, ‘Get Down’, and ‘Shifter’.
Current hot R&B star Theo Thomson, who’s album White Elephant was recently launched to huge acclaim, and one of Malawi’s finest urban artists YesaYa have been added to the local roster.
The statement further added that many more artists will be announced soon, stating a number of regional acts have been selected through the festival’s application process, including South Arica’s Native Young and Lieutenant Fizzer; MOOYH from Norway, Zimbabwe’s Fyah Dj; and Gabriel Szatan (Boiler Room), Omah (Sounddhism) and Annemarie Quinn from England.
“As part of Lake of Stars’ CSR activity a partnership has been established with a tree-planting enterprise located at Chintheche, Root to Fruit, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of the festival. With global temperatures rising, Root to Fruit offers an easy and effective way to care for the climate and Malawian communities.
“One tree planted with Root to Fruit will cost just MWK 1,500 and will not only offset pollution from the average festival-goer’s travel within Malawi, but will also provide local communities with food, medicine, building materials, improved soil quality, income generation, and much more. Visit www.roottofruit.net for more information,” reads the statement in part.
Tickets are on sale in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, and Nkhata Bay.
Source: Malawi News Agency