A unique, immersive adventure through curated music, talks, poetry, theatre, film and wellness activities from Malawi and across the globe.

Lake of Stars Festival is taking a short break from the shores of Lake Malawi until 2024.  We'll be exploring some exciting new avenues during this time to continue supporting Malawi’s vibrant cultural sector. Keep an eye out on our social media platforms for up to date news.

About the project


Discover the joyful sounds of Malawi alongside some of the brightest names from across the continent and beyond at Lake of Stars Discovery.



Experience the vibrant culture of the warm heart of Africa. From traditional dance to poetry, theatre to fashion, the festival has it all.



Find your inner peace, whether immersing yourself in yoga or simply relaxing by the crystal clear shores of one of the world’s great lakes


Located in northern Malawi, the 2019 venue Kachere Kastle was a stunning lodge hand-built in the style of a Moroccan castle, set on rolling white sands on the shores of Lake Malawi.

If you wish to host LOS at your venue please contact us.

2019 LINE UP

Music, talks, poetry, theatre, film, art and wellness activities from Malawi and across the globe, in an intimate and inspiring setting.

Lake of Stars 2018


Lake of Stars has become much more than a musical festival, it is a celebration of artistic expression, and increasingly, a platform to launch young Malawian talent

The Mail & Guardian

…the life-affirming Lake of Stars offers a fascinating opportunity to experience the musical pulse of this inspiring country

The Independent

...a music festival that quickly developed mythical status worldwide. The success of Lake of Stars sparked festival fever in Malawi.

National Geographic