Nyege Nyege Festival 2019: Organizers Unveil Program as Preparations Take Shape

Parties and Organiser’s alike are geared up for the fifth edition of East Africa’s biggest festival Nyege Nyege.

The four-day music celebration slated to take place next week (from September 5 to 8, 2019), at the Nile Discovery Beach, Njeru in Jinja attracts thousands of gregarious people and tourists from different parts of the globe.

This year, the festival will be celebrating its fifth edition and  from the look of things,this particular edition is bigger than all the previous editions.

Earlier this week, the organisers released what we can confirm is a fun packed program that partiers who will attend the festival will enjoy come next week.

Complete program

Leading female artiste Sheebah Karungi will be the local headliner, while the 70s’ partiers will have a chance to reminisce on the good old days, as the Cranes Band are set to reunite to give festival goers a taste of their 70s energy and artistry.

The Cranes will be performing live for Partiers


And that’s not all; celebrated DJs including Naselow, Sir Aludah, Roja and Slick Stuart have also been lined up to keep partiers on their feet throughout the four days of the event.

The organisers announced that the festival will have five stages that will include the main stage, Bell Jamz stage,154 Stage River bay , Dark star stage and Eternal disco.


“We shall kick off with a warm up music session to usher in revelers on Thursday. Then on Friday the 154 stage- River bay, will host an eight-hour massive reggae show that will be headlined by crooner Moroots, as well as the celebrated Dj duo of  Roja and Slick Stuart,” Derek, the festival founder told us.

On Saturday event gurus- Talent Africa, also the official festival events managers, will be celebrating a decade in the entertainment business and they will be showing their might with an amazing lineup of performers that will include Navio, Lillian Mbabazi, Tucker HD, Bigtril, The Mith and Beenie Gunter who will entertain parties on the Nyege Nyege main stage.

And on Sunday, 1970s popular teens band The Cranes will wind up the performances with a performance on the main stage.

Gates will open on Thursday September 5, 2019 at 7pm, and the festival will run all the way till Monday September 9, 7pm.

Derek Debru the brains behind the event, advises festival goers to ensure they carry valid national IDs, passports or a driver’s license for security purposes.

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