It was a wet Sunday afternoon as the 14th edition of Blankets and Wine climaxed. With the revellers settling into party mood, a heavy afternoon down pour threatened to disrupt the fun by dampening the mood. However, trust Ugandans with defiance as they thronged Lugogo Cricket Oval the new home of the picnic event in big numbers.
With pomp and valour, colourfully dressed ladies in skimpy outfits and large sunglasses struggled to outdo each other in the smartness department. The end result was a combination of cuteness and classy ambiance as the dudes refused to be left out with mostly kitenge prints dominating the dope looks.
One place that turned out as main stay feature of attraction was the chano8.com tent that welcomed their readers, partners and guests from all spheres. There was free wine flowing by Sweet Lips for the guests and fun activities including instant print photo shoots where guests posed with bright creatively designed cut-outs a feature that took Blankets and Wine by storm in the 12th edition. It was also first used by. chano8.com at their tent then.
Top artistes, corporate, DJs, artiste managers music producers, PR guru, socialites and many others, were a common sight in the tent last Sunday as they freely mingled and chatted away with beaming smiles decorating their already excited faces. Some had interviews with the Chano8 Magazine and online journalists who were busy recording and clicking away in their monster cameras.
In the end, it was a fun-package of business, family, peers and entertainment meeting at the same time at the event organised by House of djs and sponsored by DSTV, tusker-lager, Rwanda Air, Stanbic Bank among many others. Mafikizolo a South African Band were the main headliners and put up a memorable performance supported by multi-instrumentalist Giovani Ugandan artistes Levixone (with Naava Grey and Jackie Akello), Qwela band and Kenya’s Dj Saint Evo who threw the fans into frenzy with the Equatorial House music mixes. Check out some of the highlights in photos.