Nyege Nyege International Music Festival

  • Nile Discovery Beach
  • 16th Oct - 18th Oct
  • 11:00 AM on Friday
  • Only 110,000 UGX for three days


Nyege Nyege “the irresistible urge to dance” Festival is bringing cutting edge musical acts from all of the world to the Nile in Jinja from 16-18 October

The inaugural Nyege Nyege festival will be showcasing the diversity of music that is boiling through various underground music scenes across Africa including regional premiers from Fokn Bois from Ghana and Art Melody from Burkina Faso. Nyege Nyege will bring together over 40 critically acclaimed instrumentalists, producers, bands, emcees and deejays from across the continent for three days of non-stop music celebration on over four acres of forest at the source of the river Nile.

The line-up will be complemented by international acts including leading UK reggae soundsystem Mungo Hifi, Dj Zhao, Max de Laron and Riddlore from Project Blowed. Representatives of pioneering labels at the forefront of Underground African music INCLUDING Akwaaba Sound System and Discrepant records will also be present. Aside from three days of non-stop performances by cutting edge regional performers, and international acts, the festival will feature a wide range of local visual artists and performers, culinary experiences highlighting East Africa’s diverse food heritage, film screenings and workshops. Cult Ugandan film producers, Wakaliwood will be shooting a vampire epic featuring the Nyege Nyege festival-goers.

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