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BAYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 set for new location!


After 10 years in the city centre of Kampala it is time for change. In 2018, the Bayimba International Festival will move from its traditional location at the National Theatre in Kampala to a spacious new home in the midst of a leafy environment at the shores of Lake Victoria.

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Lunkulu Island | 0°10’34.9″N 32°53’09.2″E

Bayimba Festival is one of Uganda’s biggest and most celebrated multi-disciplinary arts festival, enjoyed by fans from all walks of life, background and social strata. The Festival is ready for 2018 with a wave of productions and performances for its 11th edition, but most important, we are moving to a new location and you are coming along with us to Lunkulu Island!

We are super excited to announce the first wave of acts confirmed for the 4-day camping festival which will take place August 2 – 5, 2018. Lunkulu Island is on the shores of Lake Victoria off Mukono/Katosi road, 42 kms from Kampala and 60 kms from Jinja, can be easily reached by road as well as accessed by boat.