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2013 Bayimba International Festival in partnership with Nile Breweries Ltd

This year 2013 promises to be a very unique one for us. We are delighted to announce that we have added Nile Breweries Ltd under (SABmiller flagship) unto our ever growing list of supporters. Nile breweries under the Brand name Club beer has pledged to sponsor the technical budget for this year’s festival. We are very grateful towards Nile breweries Ltd for this wonderful gesture.

Nile Breweries Ltd is the No. 1 provider of locally produced beer in Uganda. Nile Breweries is committed to superior marketing and brand building. The company is committed to developing local brands with growth potential, by developing new brands, and by introducing international brands into local markets – it is these values that we find similar to the Bayimba model of achieving our goals and the reason Bayimba and Nile Breweries have chosen to work together.

While Nile breweries are the number one producer of local beers in Uganda, Bayimba International Festival is the number one arts festival in Uganda while it is ranked among the top ten festivals in Africa. We believe that this new partnership will be mutually beneficial to both brands in terms of not only tapping into new audiences but also in terms of strategic brand positioning.

Snapshot of the 6th Bayimba International Festival programme

With this the support of Nile Breweries Ltd, this year’s festival promises a captivating line up of music, dance and artistic talent. This year’s festival – that will take place from the 20th to 22nd September 2013 at the premises of the National Theatre in the city centre of Kampala, Uganda – will feature over 300 artists, over 60 performances, 36 hours of productions and performances during the three days and will be accompanied by delicious cuisines, beverages, art exhibitions, film, fashion and the ever popular Silent Disco. Despite this, the entrance fee is still set at 1,000 UGX only.

Local acts that will be showcasing this year will include: The Uneven Band (Kampala), Idi Masaba (Mbale), Janzi Band (Kampala), Myko Ouma (Kampala), Coco Finger (Kampala), 12 Keys Band (Mbarara), Bila Wa Movement (Gulu), Okello Lawrence (Kampala), Herbert Kinobe (Uganda/US) and Bobi Wine (Kampala).

International acts that will grace the stage this year will include: Mani Martin (Kigali, Rwanda), Shazi Kool (Bujumbura, Burundi), Leo Mkanyia (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) and Ante Neo Soul (Nairobi, Kenya) from East Africa. From other parts of the world, we bring you Kouyate and Neeman (Paris, France), Nehoreka (Harare, Zimbabwe), KayGizm (Johannesburg, South Africa), Maria Bragança (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Mr. Poa (DR Congo).

Other acts on the programme include Dan Mugula, Margaret Nakibuka, Salongo Sebuguzi, all from the Kadongo Kamu genre, while Kaya Kagimu and Aloysious Matovu Joy will treat us with their theatre productions. Yuttah Konvicts, Tabu Flo, Spirit of Uganda, Sesolya Dance Company, Kristina Johnstone are this year’s programmed dance productions while Open Mic Uganda and Lantern Meet of Poets will represent poetry. We will furthermore have some interesting art and documentary films with debates and discussions on the role and future for the arts in Uganda on our programme.

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