Nyege Nyege is back in 2016 with an even more massive line-up. North, West, South and East African are all sending their underground music legends to come and represent the best of what contemporary African music has to offer: kuduros, kwaito, Afro house, hiplife, Tuareg rock, cosmic synths from Niger, Arab tech, Moroccan bass, zouk bass, soukous, balani, funana, and swhaili trap and Tigrinian blues to name some of the genres that will be represented by the founders and pioneers of each respective style.
Nyege Nyege takes it’s inspiration from the legendary World Festival of the Black Arts’ that took place in Dakar Senegal in 1966. An extended invitation from Uganda to the world. Nyege Nyege will also showcase the connections between Africa and the rest of the world Afro Diaspora with Cumbia from South America, vodou jazz from Haiti and underground hip hop from America. Complementing the line-up will some of the hottest producers and DJ’s from Europe whose work is in conversation with African sounds.
Three days of NON-STOP musical celebration on two stages with state of the art sound systems on the shores of the river Nile in a stunning location surrounded by over four acres of lush tropical forest. The line-up is growing by the week and we can’t wait to share with you the exciting new additions in the months ahead.
Tickets including camping space.
- Early Bird Tickets: UGX95,000 for 3 days
- 1st Aug – 1st Sept: UGX120,000 for 3 days
So are you coming to year’s Nyege Nyege Festival? Here are some of the things you can do while you wait for the event tempo to pick up or when you just feel like taking time off to explore Jinja.