As we gear up for the fifteenth edition of Blankets and Wine Kampala, that is set to take place at its new home – Lugogo Cricket Oval on the 18th December, we take a look at the lineup of acts that will be performing.
The main act of this edition’s Blankets and Wine Kampala will be Alikiba alongside HipHop boss The Mith, rising star and ‘stage gladiator’ – Jemimah Sanyu, Afro-fusion multi-instrumentalist – Giovanni Kiyingi and celebrated ‘crowd mover’ deejay DJ Naselow.
The Tusker Malt Lager sponsored event that has been organised by House of Deejays, will be the last of this year and which other better way to end the year in style than with Africa’s top artist, Alikiba.
This edition of Blankets and Wine Kampala will also see the debut of one of Uganda’s best deejays, DJ Naselow. Famously known for his ‘Jamrock’ movement, DJ Naselow will bring an electrifying feel to the event as he looks to scratch and spin through his playlist of music that he has promised will leave everyone on their feet.
Mugoya Nasser, better known by his alias DJ Naselow, has risen through the decks as he plays music to different crowds. He has been professionally playing music for four years and this has catapulted him to one of the household names when it comes to deejaying.
DJ Naselow’s never ending love for music turned him into a deejay. According to DJ Naselow, a deejay is a person who manipulates records that are already made or in existence as an art form of entertainment using two turntables and a mixer not to forget a microphone to enable him interact with his or her audience.
He believes that to be a good deejay, one has to do in depth research and keep updated on the latest music. This also involves constant practice which is doing regular DJ scratch routines.
DJ Naselow has played at some of the biggest stages in Uganda, notable ones being at the Chronixx, Busy Signal and Konshens concerts.
Although he is mostly known for his reggae and dancehall sets, DJ Naselow says that he is more comfortable playing HipHop and Rn’B as opposed to the other genres. The “I Love Dancehall” star has played at some of the biggest stages and will be adding Blankets and Wine Kampala to the list when he takes to the stage on the 18th December at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
“Having a deejay of his stature as part of the lineup, gives us something to look forward to because he is a well-known crowd pleaser and we will be looking to dance and move to his playlist as we sip on some ice cold Tusker Malt Lagers.” said Tusker Brand Manage, Alex Tusingwire.
A quarterly, picnic style music festival, Blankets and Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music.
Entrance fee is 100,000 UGX at the Lugogo Cricket Oval and gates open at 12:00pm on 18th December 2016.
Revelers can buy early bird tickets by dialing *252# on MTN mobile money or at Definition stores at acacia mall, Garden city, Uganda Wines & Spirits, Kanyana’s Bakery in Kiwatule, PayWay outlets & House of DJs Office in Bugolobi.
In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.