As we count down to what organisers have dubbed the “biggest city party of the year” scheduled for next weekend, word coming through is that the Kampala City Festival will have six thrilling entertainment stages.
This is aimed at giving many options for the different tastes and preferences of the show-goers. The major action will be on the main and biggest stage set at the Railway station gardens. This stage will also be graced by some of Uganda’s A-list music artistes like Bobi Wine, Cindy, Radio and Weasel, Sheebah and Pallaso (Team No Sleep), Chameleone and Eddy Kenzo, among others.
The lovers of gospel music have also been taken care of. The ‘Christian stage’ will be at Sheraton gardens and the list of performers there is yet to be released. Since there will be many meat- roasting vendors, Muslims may find some of it unpalatable and that why the ‘Muslim stage’ has been set up at the Parliament garden. Whether to have booze or not at the last two stages will be optional.
Telecom companies, such as Airtel, that have partnered with KCCA, will have stages and tents along Kampala road and Esso corner. Corporate sponsors such as Bell, Ruparelia Group, Roofings, MTN, and others, have pumped about Shs 400m into the fest. Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL)’s marketing director, Grace Nshemeire Gwaku, has promised to create a thrilling experience for the city residents who will attend on October 5.
UBL is one of the platinum sponsors under their flagship brand, Bell Lager. Themed For The Love Of Kampala, the Kampala City festival will have over 200 activities that showcase business, fashion, art and culture, entertainment, technology and industry. The festival is expected to attract 500,000 people, a big increase from last year’s 300,000.
Source : The Observer