Lake of Stars Malawi Music Festival



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Country and Region MalawiMangochi
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Nkopoia, Mangochi, Malawi
Festival Contact Information

Lake of Stars Malawi Music Festival
7 Driftway
182 Grove Road
Bow
London E3 5TG
Phone: (265) (0) 8-878 888
Email: festival@eomw.net, or
info@lakeofstarsfestival.co.uk

Festival Description

The festival organizers will take a break in 2012 and return to produce the 2013 festival. Combining Western artists with acts from all over Southern Africa the fourth Lake of Stars Festival takes place in October this year. Head out to Malawi—deep in the middle of Africa—for a music event like no other. Since 2004 the unique festival has slowly been growing on the shores of Lake Malawi. The Lake of Stars Festival is a three day charity event that has featured Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, Mikey General (Bugz in the Attic), DJ Yoda, Tikhu Vibrations and the Black Missionaries (ten piece reggae group). The festival is held on the lakeshore in Malawi (Sunbird Nkopoia, Mangochi, Malawi) showcasing a diverse mix of traditional and new African music, art, poetry, fashion, markets, food and more.

Festival Dates September 27 - 28, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.lakeofstars.org/

Festival Story:

Festival founder and director Will Jameson first visited Malawi in 1998 when he worked in Dwangwa as a volunteer with the Wildlife Society for 6 months. During that time he travelled to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. On returning to England Will took with him a souvenir – an empty carton of ‘Chibuku Shake Shake’ beer. Half way through university at Liverpool John Moores he decided to start a clubnight with friends Damo Jones, Charlene McDaid and Rich McGinnis. They named the night after the Malawian beer and went on to win Best UK Club in the Mixmag Awards in 2004. The club gave Will the contacts and experience needed to develop the LOS festival idea.

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Festival Events:

Lineup 2011:
  • FOALS
  • FRESHLYGROUND
  • BLACK MISSIONARIES
  • MASKAL
  • SKEFFA CHIMOTO
  • LUCIUS BANDA
  • BAIO (VAMPIRE WEEKEND)
  • GEMMA CAIRNEY
  • GOLDIEROCKS
  • THE VERY BEST
  • DAN ‘CHIZI’ ACEDA
  • AGOROSSO
  • AUDIOFARM
  • BLACKAFELLA & MASSAVEGA
  • BLASTO
  • CHECHAMBA
  • CHRIS D
  • DANLU
  • DJ LBC
  • JACK ROOSTER
  • LULU
  • MAFILIKA
  • NANZIKAMBE
  • THE SOUL RAIDERS
  • SATORI
  • SHISHANI
  • TAYGRIN
  • TONETIC
  • and many more bands and DJs…

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Practical Info:

Tickets:
  • Tickets outside of Malawi available from Ticketline
  • Tickets in Malawi available from the following outlets
    • Harry’s Bar, Old Town, Lilongwe
    • Phone: (+265) (1) 757 979
    • James’ Joint, Lilongwe
  • If you cannot reach any of these outlets please email will@lakeofstars.co.uk to reserve a ticket on the gate at the festival.
  • UNICEF
    The festival will donate £2 of each UK ticket sale to UNICEF’s project in Malawi. As well as this Lake of Stars will donate any profit raised to UNICEF. Funds from Lake of Stars will go towards a UNICEF water supply and sanitation project in the Dowa District of Central Malawi. For more details on this please visit http://www.lakeofstars.co.uk
How to get there from the UK:
  • Global Link Travel
    Lake of Stars has teamed up with Global Link Travel to bring you some of the lowest fares available.  Global Link Travel is a charity travel company specializing in dealing with Humanitarian, Aid, Disaster relief organizations as well as charities and missionaries. Head office based in London with locations in Africa, India, USA and Brazil. Global Link will donate £5 for every air ticket issued for this festival to UNICEF. Please quote ‘Lake of Stars’ when making your booking.
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