Bayimba festival has announced a partnership with Bell Lager as a sponsor on the 2016 festival slated for 16th to 18th of September. The ninth edition of the festival will take place a Uganda National Cultural Centre with entrance fee is 5000 per day.
“As an authentic Ugandan brand, we are happy to be partnering with an event such as this one that celebrates and recognizes authentic Ugandan talent. It is our pleasure to enable this great musical experience that will allow people to live and enjoy every moment,” said Roy Tumwizere, National Promotions Manager, Uganda Breweries Limited.
Bell Lager shares a rich heritage with the people of Uganda having been first brewed here in 1950 on the shores of L. Victoria.
“This beer is made to be part of joyous and celebratory occasions and there is no better occasion than what is now a renowned festival that has become an important benchmark for the consumption of Uganda’s finest arts. Bell Lager recognizes the efforts that have been made in the industry and this sponsorship is the first of a lot more meaningful engagements for the brand on the Ugandan music scene,” Tumwizere added.
Bayimba International festival tickets are exclusively on sale at all PayWay kiosk outlets/locations around Kampala City. Go to any PayWay kiosk location, simply touch on the main Menu and select Bayimba (round artwork icon) tickets under other payments and follow prompts to pay.
BAYIMBA 2016 ANNOUNCES THE SECOND ROUND OF ACTS:
In this second round of acts for the 9th BAYIMBA International Festival, we present the activities for the three day on;
Second Stage: Located in the theatre upper garden, the space is formerly known for hosting majorly the hip-hop genres, and to look a little different, we’ve diversified the lineup of acts that will present at this particular space including; Mbale’s current top hip-hop duo and Sharon Sento and Byg Ben, Hoppy Benny from Gulu, while the Blood Brother’s band will return to do a solo showcase after playing for reggae star Maddox’ set at the 2014/15 Festival, from Germany, we have DJ Wurzelholz, Femme Electronic alongside Ugandan reggae sensation Mighty Son, Jamaica born Anthony Jermaine and the Mataali Group from .
Auditorium: The auditorium will host theatrical groups that include: – Mandragora Circo from Argentina, Zimbabwe’s Lamentations @ 12 and Uganda’s Pride Performers. Other acts announced are; Ugandan Kadongo Kamu maestros Willy Mukabya, Kazibwe Kappo and Fred Ssebbale, a dance piece by dancer and choreographer Faisal Ddamba, along with Vizuri Dance Company, Kanaan Gents and a comedy showcase by the Punchliners. Courtesy of Amakula Kampala Film Festival, a couple of African films will be presented.
Dance Floor: After 8 years of showcasing Fashion at the open space during the Bayimba Festival, at this edition of the – it will be presented as the main voice of this particular space, with a proper catwalk and sitting under Uganda’s fashion mogul Ras Kasozi in a theme dubbed SEED fashion show, Kasozi will be joined by yet another fashion ace Buyi Phil who will be unveiling his Kkolo collection, not forgetting popular highlight activity “Silent Disco” at an extra 5,000 UGX.
The Ninth Bayimba International Festival Is Presented By Bayimba Cultural Foundation In Partnership With Stichting Doen, Hivos,Danish Center For Culture And Development (Cku), Alliance Francaise, Institute Francais, Goethe –Zentrum Kampala (Ugcs), Bell Lager, Movit, And Zuku Tv.