Africa’s biggest and most adventurous music festival Nyege Nyege returns to the shores of the River Nile in Uganda after over two years of lockdown.
Considered Uganda’s most anticipated event on the annual social calendar, Nyege Nyege Festival will happen from 15th to 18th September 2022 at a new location, Itanda Falls.
While unveiling the new dates and venue on Friday, it was revealed that the old venue became too small and there was a need for change to give the event a new edge.
“Itanda Falls will be the venue for Nyege Nyege for the next five years,” the Festival co-founder Derek Debru told NBS TV on Friday night.
After two years of lockdown this will be the most historic edition by far with a new location, fresh experiences, and massive line up of more than 300 artists from all over the world.
The festival founded on love, resilience, passion for music and shining light on Uganda, is going all-in this year, collaborating with collectives from across the continent.
By upgrading to a brand-new site, Nyege Nyege is confident that it will be able to offer revelers a more comfortable and spacious experience, while putting Itanda Falls on the map as one of East Africa’s most fascinating tourism destinations.
“Despite a two-year forced hiatus, Nyege Nyege’s vision remains the same: to declutter the global culture space of old ideas about what African music is about, to dispel existing and oppressive stereotypes, and to provide more equitable access to international
markets for African creatives, as well as a space for diverse voices from alternative music to connect with one another,” read a statement from the organizers.