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Over 50 acts to star at Zomba City Festival

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Zomba City Festival’s second edition, which kicks off Friday through to Monday, Wednesday received a boost after Inq. Digital pumped in K1, 450,000.

A press statement says, apart from the funds, Inq Digital Limited, which is committed to supporting the creative industry in the country, will also be providing hotspots during the festival to offer connectivity to patrons.

The digital solutions and connectivity service provider, formerly Skyband, says the company aligns to the festival’s mission to promote tourism in Zomba City.

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“Inq Digital Limited will be hosting an activator booth at the Botanic Gardens to connect with its potential customers and will be handing out prizes as part of a festival outfit competition,” the statement reads.

Zomba City Festival is organised by Zomba Arts Platform (Zap), a non- profit organisation that supports art in the country through training, internships, public relations services, event solutions and artists management.

Meanwhile, the festival, to star over 50 acts and open to all ages, has released schedule of activities for the four day gathering that will run across seven venues.

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Some of the activities on song include poetry, visual arts exhibition, fashion show, hikes, yoga, fire and light show on Saturday at Pakachere, a treasure hunt and food fair in the Botanical Garden and live music.

Performances are scheduled at Botanical Garden, Pakachere, Gymkhana Club, The Heritage Centre and The Mixed, as well as DJ sets in the morning at Sunbird Ku Chawe.

Some of the artists on the line-up include Chizmo Sting, Sangie, Dali, Quest, Praise Umali, Bee Jay, Waliko Makhala, Nyago, Luki247, Ishan Cyapital and The Wave Mw.

The festival’s publicist Dereck Nyirenda said visitors to the festival will explore the green city at the foot of a 2,000 mountain through moving from one venue to the other.

“Zomba City Festival is truly a city festival, with the mission of celebrating the historic college city by highlighting its many attractions,” Nyirenda said.

The festival, in collaboration with European Film Festival, is also set to screen Fatsani movie alongside a German film Der Ganz Grossen Traum. The screenings will take place at Mango Lodge on the opening day Friday.

After a successful outing last year, which pulled an impressive audience, the festival is looking for success in the second edition

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