Impakt Events has released a schedule of events which will give a chance to people to know which artist performs at what time.
Sand Music Festival starts Friday and ends on Sunday at Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima District.
The festival is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be headlined by several acts including Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and South Africa’s Master KG.
Organisers have released a schedule of the entire three days complete with time allocation for each artist.
The schedule indicates that the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife will open the festival at 17:30hrs.
Some of the acts performing on the opening day are Skeffa Chimoto, Zembani Band which has a line-up of Johnny Banda and his father Lucius, Che Wikise, Sam Smack, Nepman, Patience Namadingo, Sangie, Malinga Mafia and DJs Mutchie and Sol.
The second day seems to be the climax as it has Master KG and Diamond on the lineup. Master KG will perform from around 8pm to 10pm while Diamond will keep people waiting as he is set to perform in the early hours of Sunday from midnight to 2pm.
The other artists performing on Saturday include Raphael Loopro from Germany, Black Missionaries, Lulu, Waliko Makhala, Saint, Janta,Kell Kay, Salama Dancers and DJs Mutchie and Reubie.
Sunday has been dedicated to gospel vibes and will feature acts such as Steve Spesho, Marvelous Deeds,Rudo Chakwera, Great Angels Choir, Wendy Harawa, Esther Chungu, Ethel Kamwendo Banda, Shammah Vocals and Alleluya Band which will close the curtain.
“We are ready, of course we also have some activities such as aerobics but we have not put them on the schedule. We promise people that we will not have any dull moments,” Banda, who is Impakt Events Director, said yesterday.
He called on people to come in large numbers saying it was time to shake off the stress.
“The cases for Covid-19 pandemic have gone down but we will observe all the measures. People should also make sure that they wear masks. It has been a challenge putting the festival together with the pandemic but God is faithful,” Lucius said.
Last year the festival was held at Kabumba Hotel in the same district and was headlined by Jamaica’s King Sounds.
The entry fee for the festival is K25,000 however, TNM through Mpamba has offered discounted tickets which will see people getting them at K22,000 and enjoy a discount of K3,000.