Nyege Nyege Africa essential music and arts festival has announced dates and location for its eighth edition in 2023.
In a statement on Tuesday, August 22, Nyege Nyege Festival organizers announced that the festival will take place in November.
“Nyege Nyege Africa essential music and arts festival, returns for its 8th edition in an exciting new location for four days from Thursday 9 November to Sunday 12 November across stages,” the statement read.
Furthermore, Nyege Nyege festival disclosed that the event will take place in three locations, at the Nile River.
“Upon the invitation of the Mayor of Jinja and the Jinja City Council, Nyege Nyege will take place on the conjoined sites along the Nile River: The Jinja Golf Course, Source of the Nile and the Jinja Showground,” Nyege Nyege organizers shared.
The tickets for East African fans will be Ksh5.000, while international fans will part with Ksh.14,000.
Regarding accommodation during the festival, the organizers said that the city has over 500 hotels, hence there will be enough accommodation for all budgets and all guests just minutes away from the venue.
Organizers of the event went ahead to reveal that they defined the vanguard of new sounds that will emerge from the continent.
Moreover, the festival organizers announced that they will reveal participants of the festival in September with expected performances from countries like Nigeria and South Africa.
“The line-up will be announced in September but will include East Africa’s, most exciting new acts, as well as artists from music power houses such as Nigeria and Brazil,” the statement read.
Consequently, they disclosed that gegetone will be performed which is a Kenyan genre of music.
“Styles and genres will cover the diversity of African sounds, from South African Amapiano to Nigerian cruise beat, from afro beats to gegetone, dancehall, singeli and more. Areal treat for the ears, the mind, the soul, and the body,” Nyege Nyege organizers announced.
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About Nyege Nyege Festival
Notably, the popular festival has over 500 shows internationally.
The festival and its associated labels have defined the vanguard of new sounds emerging from the continent.
Similarly, the festival is widely considered to be the greatest showcase of traditional and contemporary African music in the world, attracting music fans and industry movers and shakers.