Nyege Nyege, Africa’s biggest and most adventurous music festival, returns to the shores of the Nile in Uganda for its 2022 edition after two years of closure.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Nyege Nyege, Africa’s largest and most adventurous music festival, returns to the shores of the River Nile in Uganda after more than two years of lockdown for its 2022 edition.
- Organisers of the Nyege Nyege Festival announced the new event dates and venue on Friday, 13 May 2022, saying the old location was too small, and there was a need for a change.
- On Friday night, festival co-founder Derek Debru told NBS TV that Itanda Falls would host Nyege Nyege for the next five years.
- This will be the most historic edition by far with its new location, new experiences, and a massive lineup of more than 300 artists from around the world.
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Nyege Nyege Festival will be held from 15-18 September 2022 at a new location, Itanda Falls. It’s Uganda’s most anticipated event on the social calendar.
During the unveiling of the new Nyege Nyege Festival dates and venue on Friday, 13 May 2022, the organizers revealed that the old venue had become too small and that changes were needed to give the event a fresh perspective.
Derek Debru, the festival co-founder, told NBS TV on Friday that Itanda Falls will be the venue for Nyege Nyege for the next five years.
“Itanda Falls will be the venue for Nyege Nyege for the next five years.”
Two years after lockdown, this edition will be the most historic yet due to its new location, fresh experiences, and more than 300 artists from around the world.
With a foundation built on love, resilience, passion and a desire to shine a light on Uganda, Nyege Nyege 2022 is collaborating with musicians from all over Africa to bring you the best possible experience.
The upgraded site will allow Nyege Nyege to provide revellers with a more comfortable and spacious experience and make Itanda Falls one of the world’s premier tourism destinations.
“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,” read a statement from the organizers.
Talent Africa CEO, Aly Allibhai added: “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.”
This year, in addition to the already known stages Dark Star, Tropical Disco, Nyege Nyege Main Stage, Bell Club, and Roots and Culture Stage, an expanded version of the Spirit of Uganda stage featuring music and culture from every corner of Uganda, including food, crafts, music, and storytelling, is on tap.
More than 300 performances will be announced soon for the Nyege Nyege festival. The festival will collaborate with a superficial machine collective to develop hybrid digital experiences connecting the festival to the world and satellite events held around the world.
In the real sense, Nyege Nyege will live up to its reputation as the most adventurous and amazing party in the entire world putting Uganda at the centre of it all.
A Dream within a Dream,
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— Nyege Nyege in September (@NyegeNyegeFest) May 17, 2022