Organizers of the Lake of Stars project who this year are to celebrate the project’s 10 -year anniversary by hosting City of Stars, a brand new city-based festival and arts conference have announced that the event is to be held at Sanctuary Lodge in the capital Lilongwe from 27 to 28 September.
According to a statement from Malawi Travel Marketing Consortium released on Thursday which was made available to Nyasa Times, the two-day arts festival and conference is expected to showcase the best emerging and acclaimed talent from Malawi and beyond in music, film, theatre, exhibitions and speakers.
“The event is also expected to promote Malawian culture and creativity as well as attracting international artists and arts practitioners,” said the statement.
According to the statement the artists announced so far are:
- George the Poet: A 21 year old wordsmith from north-west London whose poems tackle the forgotten side of the city, mixing social and political comment with humour.
- Auntie Flo: An electronic artist from Goa by way of Glasgow whose unique afro-futurist sound encompasses classic house, disco, techno and electronica influences alongside Afrobeat, kwaito, cumbia, South American rhythms, and outsider music from all around the world.
- The Very Best: Everyone’s favourite global-party-soundtracking Malawian/European duo made up of Malawian vocalist Esau Mwamwaya and London based producer Johan Hugo.
According to the organizers more artists both local and international will be announced very soon.
“Tickets will be on sale from July. If you are coming to the festival from outside Malawi then reserve your tickets now by emailing [email protected]. where information on getting to Lilongwe, accommodation and travel packages, can be found,” reads the statement.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :