Today Sunday the 26 of November marks the third and final day of the 3 day ‘Milege International Music Festival’ that began last Friday at Entebbe Botanical Gardens. Day one had its own interesting things and day two was a blast too, if the crowd’s wowing reception to the spectacular showcases from the headlining performers is anything we should go by.
After the day’s activities which included touring the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre which is not far away from Botanical Gardens, music performances, which is always intended to unwind the attendees from the long day(s) at the fest was opened by Rockies Troupe who took it cultural singing some traditional songs on top of amazing dance moves that warmed the revellers ahead of more things on day two’s agenda.
After Rockies, more performances came from Reggae artiste Disun Future who lit ‘more fire’ in the excited crowd as more people continued to arrive for the fest. A round of applause to official masters of ceremonies Roger Mugisha, Cleopatra and Giovan who did not let the performers alone to entertain but also engaged the crowd like interacting with a few revellers asking them to share their experience of the festival.
Bengatronics Band which is a cocktail of authentic folk, dance, electronic and experimental fusion took to the stage next and they too had an attention catching showcase that was mixed with singing, dancing and playing of instruments before a short brief interlude which had live Reggae music mixing that got the revellers dancing and grooving to the rhythms and later was the next artiste The Rap Poet.
Later, the mayor of Entebbe Municipality Mr. Paul Kayanja officially welcomed all the attendees before KYP dancers all the way from South Africa took to the stage next with their energetic performance, clad in white t-shirts and black pairs of gumboots. They were also joined by Rockies Troupe who even spiced their performance the more as revellers copied every style of dance they (KYP Dancers) did.
Lastly, Qwela Band led by one of founders Joe Kahiri and singer Sandra Suubi thrilled the fair crowd to the bits with their lively performance that ushered the attendees into the after party that saw the crowd party all night long
Just like any other more than one day festival’s, ‘Milege’ boast of a camping site an some revellers were seen booking for tents where as there are those who chose attend the fest for a single day.