Festival

LAKE OF STARS MALAWI

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After a years break we’re returning to Malawi’s central region for our Lake of Stars 15th anniversary celebrations. The three day arts extravaganza will take place at the Kabumba Hotel resort, an exciting new location in Leopards Bay, Lifuwa Salima. Located at the foot of Senga Hills, the stunning new site is set on a wide expanse of rolling golden sands backed by a lush wooded hillside.

Date: September 28 – 30 2018

Venue: Kabumba Hotel resort, Leopards Bay, Salima

Tickets: Advance tickets are now on sale in Malawi at selected outlets nationwide.  International tickets are available to book online. Visit our tickets page for more information.

Line up so far:

Lots more artists will be announced over the coming months.

Festival accommodation: On-site camping booking is now open. If you’re in Malawi make a reservation by calling +265 888 337 700 / +265 999 337 700 or email info@kabumbahotel.com / reservations@kabumbahotel.com. International visitors have the option to include three night’s camping when you buy your ticket online.  Outside Adventures are offering a limited number of on-site ‘comfy camping’ packages including a pre-erected tent, camping mattresses,  sleeping bags, light and more are also available to book. Find out more.

For more information and advice about accommodation and visiting Malawi head over to our travel page.

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PAST FESTIVALS

LAKE OF STARS LONDON

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Lake of Stars London took place on Satuday March 10 in the first London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest!  Showcasing exciting arts and culture from the UK and Africa, including a day and night of live and electronic music, theatre, film, exhibitions, family activities and more. Download the full programme here.

The festival climaxed in a huge evening show with live performances and collaborations at the Art Deco Grade II listed Walthamstow Assembly Hall on Forest Road. Featuring M.anifest (Ghana), Frightened Rabbit (Scotland), Faith Mussa (Malawi), Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa), Wezi Heartsound (Zambia), Zathu (Malawi) and Goldierocks (UK).

You can watch video highlights over on our Facebook page

ARTISTS

 

Alim Kamara // Ambitus Theatre // Bad Honey // Beating Heart Music // Bebop Baby disco // Biram Seck // Cowboy Flaying Saucer // Gemma Griffiths // Heather’s House of Stories // Kalima // Humphries Kantazi // Juma Harding Dimmock // Krix Panx // Lemzi // Lilongwe Shorts // Magic Box // Mbilla Arts // Passion Bel Canon // Walthamstow Rock n Roll Bookclub // Nkomba // Sans Soucis Experience // Scribble & Smudge  // Setondji Spirit // Strings Between Us // The Petebox // WAVE Choir // Wood Street Walls // Zaluso Arts


LAKE OF STARS GLASGOW

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Lake of Stars Glasgow saw free daytime performances and a special Malawi market featuring arts and crafts from Kibebe Malawi, fashion, coffee & tea from Satemwa, Nali chilli sauce and more from Malawi producers come to The Art School.

Our evening show featured live performances from M.anifest (Ghana), Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit ), Faith Mussa (Malawi), Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa), Wezi Heartsound (Zambia), Zathu (Malawi) and Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!)  followed by an after-party with Auntie Flo.

Daytime artists

L-Space // Kobi Onyame // Bwani Junction // Kalima // Moyenda // Davie Luhanga


Set It Off , Zomba,  2018

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2016 Lake of Stars Festival

Check out coverage of Lake of Stars 2016 in Vice Thump and The Guardian.

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2015 Lake of Stars Festival

LOS Malawian Performers Collage (2015)


2014 Lake of Stars Festival


2013 City of Stars Festival

 

LOS International Performers Collage (2014 and 2015)


International acts at Lake of Stars events have included Afrikan Boy, Andy Cato (Groove Armada), Annie Mac, Beatenburg, Beverley Knight, Bombay Bicycle Club, Christian Tiger School, Eddy Temple-Morris, Felix B (Basement Jaxx), Foals, Freshlyground, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Gilles Peterson, Goldfish, Goldierocks, Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers), Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), John Wizards, DJ Kelechi, K’naan, The Maccabees, Mafikizolo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Mokoomba, Nick Mulvey, The Noisettes, Oliver Mtukudzi, Reason, Ric Hassani, Rob da Bank, Rodney P & Skitz, Sauti Sol, Selmor Mtukudzi, Seth Lakeman, Stanley Odd, Sway, Toya Delazy, Tumi, Uhuru, The Very Best, YADi, DJ Yoda, Young Fathers, Zeus, Zone Fam, and many more.

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