Lake Of Stars: Malawi Arts Festival

By Joburg Post

Something new is coming to the lake, Lake of Stars DiscoveryA boutique festival like no other, taking place in a beautiful, remote part of Malawi where a castle stands on the curve of a tropical lake.

Offering a unique, immersive adventure, Lake of Stars Discovery will bring you a curated line up of music, talks, poetry, theatre, film, art and wellness activities from Malawi and across the globe, in an intimate and inspiring setting. Read more about the line up below.

Join us for a three day adventure of a lifetime from 27 – 29 September 2019. Limited festival tickets on sale now. Head to our ticket page to find out where to pick one up.

The location

Tucked away in the Nkhata Bay district on Malawi’s tropical northern lake shore, Kachere Kastle is a stunning lodge built in the style of a Moroccan castle, set on rolling white sands by the crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi. The perfect place to relax and disconnect.

There are no rooms available to stay on site at the festival but all tickets include three night’s camping in the beautiful grounds of Kachere Kastle.

Prefer to sleep under the stars in style? A limited number of comfy camping packages are now available to book through our partners. Visit our travel page to find out more.

The line up

Discover some of the best new music alongside established names at Lake of Stars Discovery.  We’re teaming up with one of the continent’s brightest agencies, Black Major, for a showcase featuring a trio of South Africa’s current hottest acts:

 DJ Lag, credited as the man responsible for putting Gqom on the international electronic map and producer on Beyonce’s The Gift; self-styled ‘Future ghetto punk’ pioneer Moonchild Sanelly, a blue-haired creative powerhouse who’s music fuses experimental electronic, afro-punk, hip hop and jazz; and South African Music Awards winning afro-soul star Bongeziwe Mabandla. Alongside them will be a wealth of talent from Malawi including storyteller and poet Upile Chisala, leading jazz musician Erik Paliani; Afrima award winning Hazel Mak;  legendary Malawi / UK duo The Very Best; reggae’s first lady Sangie; musician and activist Lazarus; multi-award winning dancehall king Malinga; one of Malawi’s hottest turntable wizards, RJ the DJ; singer / rapper and guitarist Praise Umali and rising soul star Nandi. Namibia’s first mistress of rap, Lioness and up-and-coming Johannesburg based singer/songwriter/producer Wandile Mbambeni also join the bill.


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