International acts Foals and Freshlyground will headline this year’s Lake of Stars Festival on 30th September to 2nd October in Malawi, Africa.
In Johannesburg next Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June to officially launch Lake of Stars, festival founder Will Jameson says “It’s hard to imagine a better festival than last year- our biggest and best to date. This year will be justly global, truly African, showcasing a diverse mix of traditional and new African music, art, poetry, fashion, markets, food and more.”
In their exclusive African debut, Foals, will bring their unique sound to the warm heart of Africa. Mercury prize nominees, with their track Spanish Sahara voted as Single of the Year by NME magazine in 2010, this is one of the greatest live acts in the world who have already developed a strong following in South Africa. Get ready for their huge, rising anthems to hit the waves of Lake Malawi.
‘Radiohead were once an influence, but fast becoming peers’ – Uncut’ ****
‘Champion thoroughbreds’ – Mojo ****
Hugely popular South African act, Freshlyground are guaranteed to get the crowd moving with their infectious blend of afropop, jazz and rock. The group have won numerous awards including an MTV Europe Music Award for ‘Best African Act’ and performed at the World Cup last year, collaborating with Shakira on ‘Waka Waka’ which has become the highest selling World Cup anthem of all time.
‘Freshlyground are probably going to become SA’s most important band in the 21st century’ – Cape Argus
‘An effervescent Afro-pop recipe that transcends any merely “eclectic” fusion’ – Mail & Guardian
Joining the amazing international headliners will be a brilliant line up of Malawian talent including reggae stars Black Missionaries, afropop legend Lucius Banda plus hot new stars Maskal and Skeffa Chimoto.
Jameson says, “I encourage you to come and experience first-hand what is being talked about from London to Johannesburg. Where else can you see over 70 live acts from Africa and Europe playing everything from indie to kwaito to reggae and dubstep in a location that Wanderlust travel magazine hails as one of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the world.”
“The festival was borne from a desire to raise money for a developing economy, promote Malawi as a top travel destination and expose Malawian artists to international crowds, as well as putting on an amazing event that now forms part of the global festival circuit,” says Jameson.
This year we are proud to partner with DHL Express Malawi, Access Communications and Kenya Airways. We also continue to work with our UK technical partners Audile, Funktion One, Studiocare, STS Touring and Brentwood Communications who provide essential equipment and volunteers to run the event. The project would not happen without assistance from these companies, we look forward to delivering a successful event with their support.
To arrange interviews with Will Jameson on Tuesday 21 or Wednesday 22 June, contact email@example.com or +44 (0)7725 428 377.
For line up announcements and further information, visit www.lakeofstars.org.
To book your tickets, visit our travel partner Jambo Africa www.jambo-africa.com.