Uganda’s communications giant MTN and Brussels Airlines are again supporting the Nyege Nyege Festival, which in 2018 will be held once more in Jinja, this year between the 06th and 09th of September.
Writes the Brussels Airlines team in Kampala about the event – and eligibility for the 20 percent rebate on fares to Entebbe:
“Nyege Nyege is a Festival where you can do anything as long as you don’t hurt anyone”.
Nyege Nyege stands for peace, respect and abundant joy, it stands for Africa and Africans, for underground music and musicians, it stands for fun and curiosity and strives towards inclusivity and wonder, something of a perfect world you might say, but it’s only 4 days after all. Born out of an act of sheer collective madness in the rainy season of 2015 (after which it moved to the dry season…), Nyege Nyege Festival is now considered the most important 4-day international music festival in East Africa for both its one of a kind curation and its unique afropolitan party vibe.
Nyege Nyege is part of a Kampala based arts incubator that includes an arts residency and community studios, a record label and artist management agency called Nyege Nyege Tapes and a party crew called Boutiq Electroniq. The Festival is the platform on which we showcase our new productions and the artists we work with, making it a highlight for both audiences and musicians alike.
The festival takes place in a breathtaking forest on the shores of the Nile River, just few minutes away from the sources of the Nile.
Nyege Nyege is not your classic “dancing festival” but it is first and foremost a celebration of Ugandan culture and African music and the “spirit of Uganda” is ever present. In 2017 it was voted Uganda’s event of the year.
More info about the event can be accessed via:
Brussels Airlines is offering discounted rates (-20 %) for people wanting to travel from Europe to Uganda to take part in the festival (booking to be made via Brussels Airlines office in Kampala).