By Sam Banda Jnr:
About 80 acts are expected to perform at this year’s Lake of Stars Festival to be held at Kabumba Hotel in Salima from September 28 to 30 2018.
The festival is, this year, celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Lake of Stars Festival spokesperson, Zilanie Gondwe, said Thursday they have an exciting lineup of artists from Malawi and other parts of the world.
“It feels great to have 80 acts this year. We are staying true to Lake of Star’s passion for emerging artists, Malawi’s finest, global headliners and rich diversity of arts genres. There is just so much to offer,” Gondwe said.
The festival will, this year, have, among other acts, Kenya’s Sauti Sol which will perform on September 29 and United States of America (USA)’s Major Lazer which will perform on the last day [September 30].
Meanwhile, Gondwe has called on people to purchase tickets in advance.
“There is usually a rush for tickets during the last 10 days but we call upon people to buy advance tickets. We don’t expect to have tickets available at the gate,” she said.
Gondwe said, being the 15th anniversary, the final night is on the last day when Major Lazer will perform.
The tickets for the festival are selling at K37,000 advance for a three-day pass and K32,000 for a two-day pass.
The festival is also set to hold a free community festival on September 27.
Apart from Sauti Sol and Major Lazer, other acts set to light the festival include Daughters Band, Madalitso Band, Annemarie Quinn, Abantu Dance Group, Tilinani Choir, Jacaranda Cultural Troupe, Forus Crew, Saint and Macelba, Trizah Titusa, Amahoro Drummers, Lusubilo Band, Zathu Band, Berita, George Kalukusha Makatumbe and Michael Pedersen.
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