Malawi music festival: Lake of Stars early bird ticket sells extended

To celebrate Malawi’s forthcoming Independence Day, Lake of Stars have extended the deadline to buy early bird ticket for this year’s festival to July 6th.

Fun-seekers at the Lake Malawi festival
Fun-seekers at the Lake Malawi festival

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.

Tickets are on sale in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, and Nkhata Bay.

Joining the musical line up alongside South African big hitters, Freshlygrounds, is legendary German electronic music DJ and Producer, Timo Maas, who 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, whose 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, which also includes Faith Mussa, Patience Namadingo, Bucci, Piksy and Flo Dee, among other acts.

And a number of regional acts have been selected through the festival’s application process, including South Africa’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.

According to organisers, many more announcements will be announced soon.

This year the Lake of Stars Festival is taking place at Chintheche Inn on the northern shores of Lake Malawi.

Alongside the musical programme, festival-goers will enjoy a host of other entertainment across the three days including poetry, theatre, fashion, dance, film, yoga and technology.

Families will 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.

As part of Lake of Stars’ CSR activity, a partnership has been established with a 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 K 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 for more information.

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5 years ago

How much is the discounted ticket? What are the selling points in Lilongwe? Are all the selling points going to be open considering that tomorrow is a public holiday? What are the official festival camping charges per night per person?

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