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Africa’s biggest music festival, Nyege Nyege returns this September



Nyege Nyege, Africa’s most adventurous festival, Uganda’s most anticipated event on the annual social calendar returns to the shores of the River Nile in Uganda. The festival will take place at a new location, the majestic Itanda Falls from September 15th to 18th 2022. After two years of lockdown this will be the most historic edition by far with a new location, fresh experiences, and massive line up of more than 300 artists from all over the world.

The festival founded on love, resilience, passion for music and shining light on Uganda, is going all-in this year, collaborating with collectives from across the continent, as well as online radio stations invited to present at the festival including Oroko Radio from Ghana; with a special emphasis on visual art installations, innovative stage design, a luxurious camping experience and new tourism activities, such as rafting the Nile rapids all the way to the festival’s shores!

2022 will also celebrate a new home for the festival, taking place on the shores of the river Nile in a breathtaking forest opposite the majestic Itanda Falls. By upgrading to a brand-new site, Nyege Nyege is confident that it will be able to offer revelers a more comfortable and spacious experience, while putting Itanda Falls on the map as one of East Africa’s most fascinating tourism destinations.

The festival will also explore a hybrid combination of digital experience and in-person event, hosting its signature event in Uganda, while connecting with the world through cutting edge virtual experiences, including digital art exhibitions and augmented reality experiences, drawing on its highly acclaimed covid hybrid edition of 2020, which brought together 40+ collectives and was followed by over 8 million people globally.

Conscious of the environmental impact of the festival, Nyege Nyege will partner with Bamboo Uganda to advocate for the use of bamboo and offset its carbon footprint by planting bamboo. Despite a two- year forced hiatus, Nyege Nyege’s vision remains the same: to declutter the global culture space of old ideas about what African music is about, to dispel existing and oppressive stereotypes, and to provide more equitable access to international markets for African creatives, as well as a space for diverse voices from alternative music to connect with one another.

Along the known stages of Dark Star, Tropical Disco, Nyege Nyege Main Stage, Bell Club, Roots and Culture Stage, this year will see an expanded version of the Spirit of Uganda stage showcasing music and culture from all corners of Uganda, including food, crafts, music, and storytelling. The artist line up featuring more than 300 performances will be released soon. The festival will also collaborate with the superficial machine collective to create hybrid digital experiences connecting the festival to the world and satellite events held globally.

Festival co-founder Derek Debru shares that “Nyege Nyege will live up to its reputation, as the most adventurous and amazing party on Planet Earth, putting Uganda at the very centre. “

Talent Africa CEO, Aly Allibhai further affirms that “After two years of lockdown we are super excited to bring back the Nyege Nyege festival. We look forward to creating awesome event experiences at the beautiful new location. This edition will be very special and remembered for a long time”.

From May 16th, 2022, revelers can acquire the first 1,000 “die hard” discounted tickets at only 100k each on www.nyegenyege.com. Hurry while stock lasts.

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