South African duo Distruction Boyz turned up the temperature at the Blankets and Wine as yet another enthralling edition of the popular picnic-style event took place on Sunday at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
It was indeed a case of saving the best for last as the energetic performance by the fest’s headline act left the thousands of afro-fusion music lovers who had thronged the show trying to catch their breath.
The party mood set in as early as 1pm when Kampala’s party people started strolling into the ground, in anticipation of a day of pure joy thanks to an impressive line-up of artistes which included the Distruction Boyz, Ykee Benda and Afrigo Band’s Joanita Kawalya.
From early in the afternoon, the city’s fashion-forward slayers who were out in large numbers had their stylish outfits turning heads, adding glam to the atmosphere as the lively performances by Racheal K, Lady Snake, Tina Ford, Tracey Noella kept the show’s early birds entertained.
The day’s biggest local artistes; Ykee Benda and Joanita Kawalya then took things a notch higher, setting the stage for the main act, the Distruction Boyz who literally had the Oval exploding in merriment as they delivered hit after hit of their Gqom dance music.
As the South Africans’ Omunye, The Conductor and Madness hits echoed throughout the Oval, the approving shrills of delighted fans served as proof that they were getting their money’s worth and enjoying their Tusker Malt.
For most, midnight, which is the time the show closed, seemed to have come too soon.
“Blankets and Wine is a platform for fun-loving Ugandans that also showcases and supports talented artistes. Our commitment as Tusker Malt is to continue renewing our consumers’ party spirit with more exciting experiences accompanying each installment of the show,” said Grace Namutebi, UBL Brand Manager, Premium Beers.