Unlike the previous editions which were headlined by big African acts such as Micasa, Mafikizolo, Sauti Sol and Seyi Shey among others, the 19th edition has come with some new things to offer.
The event has Ugandan music’s freshest star, Fik Fameica who will be facing off with South African musician and disc spinner Heavy K and Rwanda’s The Ben on May 6 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The Ugandan rapper who has made his name for hits like ‘Kutama’ and his most recent ‘Property’ will be taking to the stage at Blankets and Wine for the first time. He will be the only Ugandan performer as he squares off with the visiting artistes.
Revellers are in for a treat as Heavy K is an acclaimed performer who has produced multiple hits, including collaborating with Uganda’s Eddie Kenzo on ‘Yasolo’, while The Ben on the other hand is best known to Ugandans for his ‘Binkolera’ collabo with local songstress Sheebah.
This quarterly picnic style music festival that is powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organised by House of DJs, Blankets and Wine is one of the events on the Ugandan social calendar that revellers look forward to the most.Thanks to its unmatched offering of great music, fun people, fashion, music and good vibes.
“The upcoming edition of Blankets and Wine is yet another opportunity for Tusker Malt Lager to appreciate our consumers and take them to a place where they discover some of the finest African music acts,” said Grace Namutebi, Uganda Breweries Limited Brand Manager, Premium Beers.
“Tusker Malt has been very deliberate and consistent about promoting local talent and we are pleased to have Uganda’s music star of the moment – Fik Fameica – making a debut appearance at Blankets and Wine. With the acts from SA and Rwanda who are gracing the stage there is no doubt that this is going to be a show everyone will all be talking about for a long time,” she added.
Since its first edition, Blankets and Wine has crafted a steady reputation as East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of Afro-based music. That is not about to change at the nineteenth edition as a rich cast of acts both, local and international, will grace the stage.
In addition to the headlining acts, the lineup also includes The Roots Warriors, Nu Kampala, Aka Dope Band, Da Bundus, Dj Xzyl, Vj Spinny. Entry to Blankets and Wine will be Ug Shs 100,000.