The internationally renowned Lake of Stars Malawi Festival is coming to Scotland! Join us in celebrating UK & African culture at our new one day festival at The Art School, Glasgow.
Entry is FREE during the day (11am-7pm), with live performances and a Malawi market, followed by an amazing ticketed evening showcase of live performances and collaborations (7pm-11pm). Featuring:
-Scott Hutchison (lead vocalist of Frightened Rabbit)
-Award-winning Ghanaian hip hop artist M.anifest
-Poetry from Michael Pedersen (Neu Reekie)
-Malawian singer songwriter Faith Mussa
-Afro-Folk from South Africa's Bongeziwe Mabandla
-Wezi HeartSound (Zambia)
Then keep things going until the small hours at the after-party with DJ set from Auntie Flo & guests (until 2am).
Daytime is free, drop-in
Advance tickets on sale for the evening show on Eventbrite (includes after-party) — pay more on the night
£5 on the door for after-party only (entry from 10.30pm)
M.ANIFEST — Award-winning Ghanaian rapper and poet M.anifest, described by the Guardian as “the foremost rapper on the continent", is known for his multilingual wordplay that marries traditional African sounds with Hip Hop sensibilities.
SCOTT HUTCHISON (FRIGHTENED RABBIT) — Frontman of cult indie favourites Frightened Rabbit will be performing a special solo set fresh from a sell-out US tour celebrating the 10th anniverssry of The Midnight Organ Fight.
FAITH MUSSA — Malawi’s legendary Faith Mussa will be showcasing his unique one-man-band set up, combining loop pedals with traditional Malawian instruments and sounds, following a successful 2017 Glastonbury Festival slot.
BONGEZIWE MABANDLA — Rising star of South Africa’s afro-folk music scene Bongeziwe Mabandla has the ability to effortlessly entwine English and Xhosa lyrics with traditional music and folk stylings to create something captivating.
Lake of Stars Festival returns to the shores of Lake Malawi in September for our 15th Anniversary. More info on our 2018 plans so far: lakeofstars.org/festival