The country’s celebrated Sand Music Festival has proclaimed its return with the event shifting to Salima district at Sunbird Livingstone Beach from Mangochi where it was held last year.
In its firth year running, the event is set for another epic three days of music and outdoor play from August 29th to 31st, 2014 in a newly formatted style of back to back performances that incorporates fashion-show and red carpet parade.
Sand Music Festival Coordinator, NKhwachi Mhango said this year’s event creates opportunity for families to join the patronage with outdoor lifestyles that are conducive for children as well.
Mhango said has also incorporated fashion show to accord fashion designers to showcase their talents through design that display and promote Malawian culture.
“Sand Music Festival has been re-formatted – with other added activities including fashion show- for a legendary new experience and celebration of music, community and outdoor lifestyles. We are proud and boast that sand music festival is one of the country’s only large-scale summer music festivals. This unique integration of a vibrant music line-up and summer sports has proven very exciting for fans especially because it is very Malawian,” explained Mhango.
The organisers have since assured the patronage of affordable ticket fees which are rumoured to be in the range of between K10, 000 and K12, 000.
Meanwhile the organisers have called on all interested artists from Malawi and abroad to apply for interest to participate in the festival through: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunbird-Sand-Music-Festival/283327485169646#].
Mhango said they were currently negotiating with renowned international artists to headline the festival alongside the local acts.
“Sand Music Festival would also want to thank all its fans for making it the biggest festival last year  and call on the corporate word to support sand Music festival as it is our own festival, probably the biggest locally owned festival.”
In last year, the festival boasted of roping in services of the veteran musician, Paul Banda, Afro pop singer, Maskal, Third Eye, Gwamba Piksy, Black Missionaries, Armstrong, Lulu, Lucius Banda and Zembani Band, Sally Nyundo and Joe Gwaladi.