As D-day to the opening of this year’s Nyege Nyege International Music festival approaches, FOMO is sky rocketing as partiers and the festival organisers alike are gearing up for the fifth edition of East Africa’s biggest music and arts festival right at the source of Africa’s longest river –Nile.
The four-day music celebration slated to take place next week (from September 5 to 8, 2019), at the Nile Discovery Beach, Njeru in Jinja attracts thousands of gregarious people and tourists from different parts of the globe.
This year, the Nyege Nyege Festival will be celebrating its fifth edition and the organisers are pulling all stops to ensure this particular edition is bigger than all the previous ones.
Earlier this week, the organisers released what we can confirm is a fun packed program that partiers who will attend the festival will enjoy come next week.
Leading female artiste Sheebah Karungi will be the local headliner, while the 70s’ partiers will have a chance to reminisce on the good old days, as the Cranes Band are set to reunite to give festival goers a taste of their 70s energy and artistry.
And that’s not all; celebrated DJs including Naselow, Sir Aludah, Roja and Slick Stuart have also been lined up to keep partiers on their feet throughout the four days of festival action.
The organisers announced that the festival will have five stages that will include the main stage, Bell Jamz stage, 154 Stage River Bay, Dark Star stage and Eternal Disco.
“We shall kick off with a warm up music session to usher in revelers on Thursday. Then on Friday the 154 stage- River bay, will host an eight-hour massive reggae show that will be headlined by crooner Moroots, as well as the celebrated Dj duo of Roja and Slick Stuart,” Derek, the festival founder told us.
On Saturday event gurus- Talent Africa, also the official festival events managers, will be celebrating a decade in the entertainment business and they will be showing their might with an amazing lineup of performers that will include Navio, Lillian Mbabazi, Tucker HD, Bigtril, The Mith and Beenie Gunter who will entertain parties on the Nyege Nyege main stage.
And on Sunday, 1970s then popular teens band The Cranes will wind up the performances with a performance on the main stage.
Gates will open on Thursday September 5, 2019 at 7pm, and the festival will run all the way till Monday September 9, 7pm.
‘It’s gonna be bloody’ an excited fan of the festival who cannot wait any longer commented in anticipation after checking out the lineup while Derek advises festival goers to ensure they carry valid national IDs, passports or a driver’s license for security purposes.