A brand new 3-day boutique festival is launching in Malawi’s old colonial capital of Zomba. The Zomba City Festival is a three day celebration that will take place from April 30th until May 3rd 2021.
The festival aims to be unique, presenting a selective offering with a programme that extends beyond music. The first of its kind in Zomba, there will be activities celebrating arts, culture, history and nature taking place throughout the city. The activities will include, amongst others, an art exhibition at the Botanic Gardens, a family fun day at Dominos, a fashion show at The Chocolate Factory, open mic and live music at Pakachere, second-hand market at Signature, experiences on the mountain, guided historical walks, and much more.
Multiple events will take place at different locations. Not only to showcase the plethora of amazing locations in Zomba, but also to respond to capacity guidelines as part of national and international preventative measures against the spread of COVID-19. This means various venues are hosting smaller events so different groups have options on where to go while the organisers keep crowds at the separate events below 50. Consequently, people will have a range of options on what to experience and where to go, safe in the knowledge that no venue will be overcrowded, with the majority of events taking place outdoors and introducing extra measures for the safety of attendees.
“People are often overlooking Zomba as a destination, when it has so much to offer. That is one of the reasons we thought the festival was a great way to put the city on the map again,” Annelies de Bruine, one of the organisers said. Zomba City Festival is organised by Zomba Arts Platform (ZAP), a not for profit business supporting and enhancing the creative sector in Malawi.
For more information on the festival; tickets, programme, lineup, and sponsorship, visit www.visitzomba.com/festival, email ZAP on email@example.com and follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter @CityZomba and Instagram #ZombaCityFestival
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