Stanley Odd, a hip-hop group from Scotland, will be one of the headliners at this year’s Lake of Stars (LOS) festival to be held in September at Sunbird Nkopola in Mangochi.
Lake of Stars organizers confirmed in an interview , saying Stanley Odd will be among the 12 Scottish creatives shortlisted to come to the festival.
Will Jameson, founder of LOS, revealed the news a day after the group’s performance with Malawian artists Tay Grin, Mafilika and The Very Best at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Festival in Scotland over the weekend.
“We had a great show with an amazing atmosphere [and] incredible music. It was historic moment for Scotland-Malawi relationship through music,” said Jameson in an online interview from Glasgow on Sunday.
“Next up we bring 12 Scottish creatives to Malawi in September for Lake of Stars; this includes Stanley Odd who will collaborate again with Tay Grin and Mafilika,” he disclosed.
According to Jameson, apart from Stanley Odd, the other Scottish creatives at the LOS will include poet Michael Pendersen, painter Rabiya Choudrey, writer Martin MacInnes, film maker Matt Hulse and a comedian who is not yet confirmed.
Jameson also said festival director Katch Holmes, who runs Knockengorrach festival, will grace the three-day Malawi arts and music festival.
“We [want to] build on Scotland-Malawi connections through music and art and invite festival directors from Scotland to come to LOS so that they can book Malawi acts for the UK as we did with Peter Mawanga who played in Glasgow in January after he was seen at City of Stars,” he explained.
Jameson added: “Scotland has over 400 festivals each year; they should all have Malawi acts playing at them.”