We are delighted to announce that the internationally acclaimed music and arts festival, Lake of Stars, is bringing its trademark cross-genre blend of artists and musical styles from the tropical shores of Lake Malawi to London and Glasgow this month.
Lake of Stars promotes Malawian arts and tourism through international interaction and exposure. The Lake of the Stars Project, set up in 2003 to encourage international tourism to Malawi – taking inspiration from events like WOMAD and Glastonbury -, organises festivals on the shores of Lake Malawi and runs events in Europe and across Africa.
Saturday 10th March in multiple venues in Walthamstow, north east London
Lake of Stars London, 1Oth March:
Showcasing exciting arts and culture from the UK and Africa, including a day and night of live and electronic music, poetry, theatre, film, exhibitions, family activities and more. The festival climaxes with an eclectic evening show featuring live performances and collaborations at the Art Deco Grade II listed Walthamstow Assembly Hall. Those who like to keep things going until late can head over to Mirth, Marvel, and Maud for an after-party hosted by Beating Heart.
Daytime activities: 10am-5pm. Main Show: 5pm-11.30pm. After party until 2am
Daytime programme is free entry. Evening tickets are on sale. General admission: £21 (+bf). On the door £25. Tickets are on sale from Eventbrite, available here: now on sale with Eventbrite.
Lake of Stars, London will feature:
-Malawi’s Faith Mussa, performing his unique one-man-band set up, combining loop pedals with traditional instruments
-Award-winning Ghanaian rapper and poet M.anifest – known for his multilingual wordplay and the way he marries traditional African sounds with HipHop
-Bongeziwe Mabandla, South Africa’s afro-folk musician
-Frightened Rabbit, Glasgow’s indie-rock band
And so much more… talks, theatre and dance performances… the list goes on, see: http://lakeofstars.org/festival/
Lake of Stars, Glasgow, 11th March
Venue: The Art School, Glasgow
Lake of Stars Glasgow builds on the Scotland-Malawi connection. Enjoy free daytime performances and browse products in the special Malawi market featuring arts and crafts, fashion, coffee and tea, chilli sauce and more from Malawi producers, followed by an exciting evening showcasing music and poetry.
See Lake of Stars on Facebook to get updates.
Daytime event: 11am-7pm. Evening Show: 7pm-11pm. After party until 2am. Daytime event will be free entry. Evening tickets are on sale with Eventbrite, priced at £16.
Pick up a copy of the full Lake of Stars programme from the host venues in the run up to the festival or download it here: http://lakeofstars.org/festival/
See here too for more information: http://lakeofstars.org/festival/