Organizers of Kukaya Festival, Swagg Entertainment, say they have touched base in terms of preparations and people should expect the best festival starting from Friday 30th to Saturday 31st August at Mzuzu Stadium where Patience Namadingo will perform.
Dubbed Kukaya Urban Music festival the event has received positive feedback from thirsty fun seekers in the northern part of Malawi, where many young stars are hit by the entertainment fever.
Others billed to perform are Gwamba, Wikise, Suffix, Mr. Broken English, Temwa, Phyzix, Macelba, Charisma, Tsar Leo, Kell Kay, Purple C, Episodes, Black Jack, Lucent, Kelvin sings, Provoice, saint and Don Franco Tafari from Zimbabwe.
Speaking in an interview, Swagg Entertainment CEO Francis Mkandawire said they are prepared for the event and optimistic that Mzuzu stadium will be packed to the brim.
“Kukaya festival is a dream come true for almost everyone in Mzuzu city being a place that has been neglected in as far as entertainment is concerned, we are prepared enough and hoping for the best,” he said.
Mkandawire said the festival is being hosted under the theme ‘Make your talent the Business’ saying the festival is not only about music but also to provide a platform for young talented local urban artists to share ideas on how to earn a living through their talents.
He said, the activities will start at 6 o’clock in the evening on Friday till morning and then on Saturday performances will start at 10 o’clock in the morning till late
Mzuzu based Tionge Munyenyembe said she is also expecting a superb Kukaya music festival to be full of fun.
Confirming their presence during the event, Macelba and Patience Namadingo said they are prepared to give out the best performances and people will not regret.
Swagg Entertainment has so far engaged local businesses owned by young people to take lead in this maiden event like Home Entertainment which is a group of young boys making the official Kukaya bangles, Ntchezgo which will do meals and snacks, Ndagha Lodge providing accommodation, Profyt who will be the official Kukaya tattoo parlor at the event and many other artists who will showcase their art and get a platform to make money from their talent.
The festival will attract an entry fee of K5000 per head on the gate while advance tickets are selling at K4000 at Katoto Filling Station, City Market Total, Kazuni Total, Old bill bar and Mbonekera JR (Mzuzu depot).