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PRESSER 2/2018

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5th 2018

Paul Lemi
Director Media and Marketing
+256-759 288 789
paul@bayimba.org

FIRST DROP OF ARTISTS FOR THE 11th BAYIMBA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018!

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.

Music:

  • HOLLY REY (South Africa)
  • THE SOIL (South Africa)
  • SEBY NTEGE & BAND (Uganda/UK)
  • DJ NKOH (South Africa)
  • JOSE CHAMELEON (Uganda)
  • FRED SEBATTA & MATENDO BAND (Uganda)
  • CHANCE NALUBEGA (Uganda)
  • KABUYE SEMBOGA (Uganda)
  • ZIGGY D & THE GROOVETONES (Uganda)
  • RAGGA DEE (Uganda)
  • PERCUSSION DISCUSSION AFRIKA (Uganda)
  • LILY KADIMA (Uganda)
  • IRYN NAMUBIRU (Uganda)
  • SWAHILI ALLY (Tanzania)
  • SHAMSI MUSIC (Kenya)
  • MAURICE KIRYA (Uganda)

  • SHANE PALKO (USA)
  • RED BANTON (Uganda)
  • KAZ KASOZI (Uganda)
  • SYLVESTER & ABRAMZ (Uganda)
  • ISAAC ABANEKO (Tanzania)
  • IRENE NAMATOVU (Uganda)
  • PSEUDOPOLIS & LEWIS LOWE (UK)
  • NILOTIKA CULTURAL ENSEMBLE (Uganda)
  • BOLIVAR MVULU (DRC/The Netherlands)
  • THE ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS (German/Uganda/Kenya/DRC)
  • IZAYA THE COMPOSER (Uganda)
  • FAMOUS FRIENDS (Uganda)
  • GIOVANNI & SSEWA SSEWA(Uganda)
  • VICENT SEGAWA (Uganda)

Theatre, Poetry and Comedy:

  • BAKAYIMBIRA DRAMACTORS (Uganda)
  • FOURSOME COMMUNITY THEATRE (Uganda)
  • KITARA NATION (Uganda)
  • EKITAMBO DANCE THEATRE (Uganda)
  • MAYIYIRIZO (Uganda)
  • EMEKA & TUMU SIIME (Uganda)
  • FEMINIST UTOPIA

  • WRITER’S CLINIC-UKHONA NTSALI MLANDU (South Africa)
  • MC IVY (Uganda)
  • PCY (Uganda)
  • RECHO REY (Uganda)
  • CRAZIEWISPA & SANDRA (Uganda)

DJs:

  • DARK MAME (Uganda)
  • FYA LEBOOF (Uganda)
  • SKAFACE (Uganda)
  • RAS CLAN ENTERTAINMENT (Uganda)
  • MOSES RALLO (Uganda)
  • SOPHIA LINDSAY BURNS (UK/Scotland)
  • LEWIS LOWE (UK/Scotland)

  • PSEUDOPOLIS (UK/Scotland)
  • HOLA HEFE (Rwanda)
  • SURAJ (Kenya)
  • DJ RACHAEL (Uganda)
  • JOA NA REAIS ENSEMBE (Portugal)
  • OMWENSO PROJECT CREATIVE MINDS (Uganda)

Dance:

  • BATALO DANCE (Uganda)

Film:

  • BURKINABE UPRISING (Burkina Faso)

Photography:

  • STORIES FROM TRANSIT YELLOW BUSES by SAMUEL OKOCHA (Nigeria),
  • STORIES AROUND LUNKULU BAY by PAPA TRILL & FRIENDS (Uganda)

Installation Art:

  • JUSTAHUB (UK/Scotland)
  • AFRIKA COLLECTIVE (Uganda)

Religious Music:

  • RUYONGA (Uganda)
  • JOKOLERA MATAALI (Uganda)

Fashion:

  • SEED UGANDA FASHION SHOW (Uganda)
  • MARISH DESIGN FASHION SHOW (Uganda)
  • AKWARE NA ITEGELEKINA (Uganda)

The Bayimba International Festival tickets are NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE at www.bayimbafestival.com/tickets using a mobile phone or computer with various online payment options including .

Early bird tickets for a full Festival Pass for the 4 days including Camping Fees can be purchased right now at UGX 50,000 ($15) while a day pass can be purchased at UGX 15,000 ($4). This offer is valid until 30th June 2018, thereafter tickets will go for UGX 70,000 ($20) and UGX 20,000 ($6) for the Full Festival pass and Day Pass respectively.

More performing acts for this year’s Festival shall be announced soon. More than 1,000 performing acts will be on 6 stages this year.