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Uganda’s Nyege Nyege festival returns this year

Nyege Nyege, one of Africa’s most exhilarating festivals, is returning this September, following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the festival will come with some differences including a new venue. The festival will be held at Itanda Falls, on the shores of River Nile in Jinja City from  September 15  18 of 2022.

According to the organizers, this will be the most historic edition by far with a new location, fresh experiences, plus a massive lineup of more than 300 artistes from all over the world.

“Nyege Nyege will live up to its reputation as the most adventurous and amazing party on Planet Earth, putting Uganda at the very centre,” said Derek Debru, the founder of Nyege Nyege.

Aly Alibhai, the Talent Africa CEO who is also a partner to Derek added that they are looking forward to creating awesome event experiences at this year’s edition after two years of missing the event.

The festival is going all-in this year, collaborating with collectives from across the continent, as well as online radio stations invited to present at the festival including Oroko Radio from Ghana.

It comes with a special emphasis on visual art installations, innovative stage design, a luxurious camping experience, and new tourism activities, such as rafting the Nile rapids to the festival’s shores.

The festival will also explore a hybrid combination of digital experience and in-person event, hosting its signature event in Uganda, while connecting with the world through cutting edge virtual experiences, including digital art exhibitions and augmented reality experiences, drawing on its highly acclaimed COVID hybrid edition of 2020, which brought together 40+ collectives and was followed by over 8 million people globally.

Ticket sales start May 16th, 2022, and partiers can buy the first 1,000 “die-hard” discounted tickets at only 100k each from the festival’s website.

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