Malawi’s Lake of Stars back in Mangochi

The award-winning Lake of Stars (LOS) arts festival will be returning to the shores of Lake Malawi this year, and making an announcement the organizers disclosed the event will be back at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.

This follows last year’s break off the shores of Lake Malawi as the organizers hosted an urban carnival in September under the banner City of Stars, a two-day arts festival and conference held in the capital Lilongwe.

Lake of Stars is a gathering of Malawian and international artists as well as audiences, which this year is scheduled to take place from 26 to 28 September.

The festival helps fly the flag for Malawian tourism

The festival helps fly the flag for Malawian tourism

“The event will take place at the amazing Nkopola Lodge, 22 km north of the town of Mangochi in the southern region of Malawi.

“There is a huge range of accommodation in the area from 5 star resorts to backpacker lodges, camping and guesthouses. To book your accommodation and arrange transport to the festival please get in touch: [email protected],” the organizers made the announcement on their Facebook page.

The organizers, however, have not disclosed other acts as expected, apart from two of Malawi’s biggest artists namely Peter Mawanga and Skeffa Chimoto, unveiled three months ago.

In a press statement released in December, Lake of Stars founder Will Jameson indicated “further acts will be revealed in the New Year”.

Said Jameson: “Expect more incredible artists from Malawi, across Africa and the rest of the world at this year’s festival, plus an eclectic programme of music, comedy, visual arts and poetry with new additions of talks (TEDx style) and family activities”.

Meanwhile, the 2014 LOS tickets are already on sale via Gigantic at http://bit.ly/1bggglU Since 2004, the LOS project has staged an award-winning festival on the shores of Lake Malawi, alongside other events in the UK and across the globe.

The project has reached more than 200 million people through international and local media coverage, and generated over US$3.25 million spent in Malawi.

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