In his presidential guidelines on reopening the economic speech, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said performing arts, concerts, bars and nightclubs will be open 2 weeks after schools open.
Public performances have been on hold since March 2020 due to Covid-19 and revelers are set to resume their party life.
Overview of the five unmissable events not to be missed this year:
Roast and rhyme
The Roast and Rhyme Reggae Ragga Nyam Nyam Festival hosted by Swangz Avenue will return on February 27, 2022.
The 12th edition was actually the last music festival attended by huge crowds before the lockdown was implemented in March 2020.
This is usually a family picnic by the lake where revelers bring their food and drinks to the venue to enjoy with family and friends while carefully selected artists perform on a live band.
As of December 2020, the Wild Roast and Rhyme edition which took place at Murchison Falls National Park was a stall due to the strict restrictions and SOPs that had to be followed.
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Party-goers are now anxiously awaiting February 27 to quench their thirst for beer, bite into nyama choma and dance their worries off. The location has not yet been announced!
By far the largest music festival in Uganda, the Nyege Nyege Festival is expected to return later this year after its final edition in 2019.
Nyege Nyege takes place in Jinja and brings together a variety of artists who showcase their talent through music, dance, art, fashion, and more. during a four-day event that brings together thousands of revelers.
The Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFA) 2022
ASFAs are Continental Fashion Awards presented annually in Uganda by Abryanz Collection to recognize excellence and outstanding achievement in the fashion industry in Uganda and Africa.
Abryanz Fashion Collection CEO Brian Ahumuza has announced that the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards will be back this year.
Happy to announce the @asfawards will happen this year.
CC : @talentafrique
Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards 2022.
– Abryanz (@AbryanzOfficial) January 1, 2022
December is usually the month they occur and that won’t change this year. With dates yet to be fixed, we already know that glamor, pomp and showbiz never fail at ASFA.
They last performed in 2019 with Jidenna at the 7th edition. This year, ASFA are even planning to grow after being absent for a few years. Hang on!
Blankets and Wine
Blankets & Wine is considered East Africa’s premier musical experience designed to showcase exceptional musicians in emerging genres of Afro music.
At the event, international numbers are often reserved to perform in front of huge crowds which usually consist of the younger generation.
B&W also last performed in 2019 and its fans will be eagerly awaiting a return although organizers are still tight-lipped about the possibility.
Bayimba International Festival
Another popular festival that you should not miss is the Bayimba festival. The four-day festival takes place in the new home of the Bayimba Foundation, known as Lunkulu Island, located off the shores of Lake Victoria in the Mukono and Buikwe district.
Often taking place in August, the festival welcomes its ever-growing audience by offering them an unforgettable experience in music, dance, poetry, comedy, cinema, fashion, exhibitions, games and camping in the heart of nature.
It attracts thousands of visitors who find out a lot about local artists and other artists from East Africa.