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Nyege Nyege returns in 9th edition


Nyege Nyege returns in 9th edition

East Africa’s biggest tourism event, Nyege Nyege music and arts festival is returning for it’s 9th edition at the Source of the Nile in Jinja from the 14-17 of November 2024.

Under the theme ‘Afrogalactic Carnival’, the event is to be a celebration of Pan-African diversity and will aim to combine future forward music with ancestral traditions, highlighting Uganda’s natural beauty and rich tapestry of cultures.

Festival organisor Derek Debru said he was delighted that the event would be returning for a ninth year and encouraged to book tickets early while they remain on sale at a discounted price.

“Nyege Nyege aims to reflect Uganda’s hospitality and cultural diversity, advocating for peace and an insatiable thirst for a good time, which is the exact definition of Nyege Nyege in Uganda,” he said.

Currently representation at the event will include curated showcases from Sudan, South Africa, Ivory Coast, DRC, India and Brazil, as well as all East African countries and special partnerships with cultural organizations representing all parts of Uganda.

The 2024 event will feature a special showcase from Sudanese artists-in-exile that is being curated in partnership with Kampala-based Sudanese artists.

Just like last year, the festival will be working with all security stakeholders to ensure it is a resounding success. Long-term sponsor Uganda Breweries will host three distinct experiences at the event, in addition to a new Hakuna Kulala stage that will deliver a 96-hour music and performance marathon and comprising both live acts, DJs and dance and theatre performances.

Nyege Nyege’s long-term partner Talent Africa is known for being Uganda’s number one event production company and in 2024 the Festival will be staged at a brand new site: twelve acres at the Source of the Nile in Jinja, Njeru. It is opposite of last year’s location that saw more than 20,000 people from across Uganda, Africa and the globe gather for the four-day event to hear some of Africa’s most exciting acts.

The new site features a brand new aquapark, ample parking, camping infrastructures, and is naturally secured, making it the perfect home for Nyege Nyege to stage this year’s event. The organizers have partnered with neighboring lands to establish and run this year’s campsite, which will be directly connected to the festival site.

Nyege Nyege will also have a special partnership with Kingfisher Resort, which will offer accommodation 5 minutes away from the site. This year Nyege Nyege is furthermore partnering with Platinum Tours and Travels to create a series of tourism packages that will enable festival-goers the chance to discover the Pearl of Africa before and after the festival. This includes opportunities to go on safari and to visit local cultural sites.

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