FOMO. Fear of Missing Out has already started creeping in a few days to the fifth edition of the Nyege Nyege International Music Festival.
This year’s edition of this fun packed four-day music celebration will kick off from September 5 to 8 at the Nile Discovery Beach Njeru, in Jinja.
According to organizers, the festival will have five stages – the Main Stage, Bell Jamz Stage, 154 Stage River Bay, Dark Star Stage and Eternal Disco.
The choice of Team No Sleep’s Sheebah Karungi as the festival’s headliner is still questionable but she will be joined by 300 other performers from over 30 different countries. These include Juan Atkins, Josey Rebelle, Shyboi, Santi, DTM Funk, Sisso, Slikback, Duke and MCZO among others.
Musicians aside, a long list of celebrated local and international DJs such as Naselow, Sir Aludah, Selector Jay, Marcelle among others are all lined up to keep partiers on their feet all weekend.
This event will also feature art installations, dancers, acrobats, graffiti artistes, fortune tellers, musicians, inventors and rainmakers all set for an eclectic weekend.
According to the released events programme, the festival 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 Mo Roots as well as the celebrated DJ duo Roja and Slick Stuart.
Then the official festival managers ‘Talent Africa’ will take on Nyege Nyege’s main stage on Saturday with an amazing line-up of performances from Bigtrill, The Mith, Beenie Gunter, Navio, and Lilian Mbabazi among others as they celebrate 10 years in the entertainment business.
Sunday will also be a great day for the partiers as they witness an amazing performance from the 1970’s teen’s band ‘The Cranes’ which will wind up all performances 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.
Nyege Nyege was born in 2014 as a platform to showcase the artistes’ new production, developing both the local arts and culture industry with aims to connect underground musicians from around the continent with one another, and currently the festival has grown, making Uganda a destination for electronic music and an underground music hub.