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Nyege Nyege, Africa’s largest and most ambitious music festival, returns to Uganda’s Nile River beaches after a two-year hiatus.

Nyege Nyege Festival, Uganda’s most anticipated yearly social event, will take place from September 15 to 18, 2022 at a new venue, Itanda Falls.

On Friday, when the new dates and venue were announced, it was stated that the former venue had become too tiny and that a change was required to give the event a fresh edge.

“For the next five years, Itanda Falls will be the venue for Nyege Nyege,” Festival co-founder Derek Debru told NBS TV on Friday night.

Following a two-year hiatus, this will be the most historic edition ever, with a new location, new activities, and a colossal lineup of over 300 artists from across the world.

This year, the festival, which was based on love, resilience, enthusiasm for music, and a desire to shine a light on Uganda, is going all-in, cooperating with collectives from all around Africa.

Nyege Nyege is certain that by upgrading to a new site, it would be able to provide visitors with a more pleasant and spacious experience, while also establishing Itanda Falls as one of East Africa’s most exciting tourism sites.

“Despite a two-year forced hiatus, Nyege Nyege’s vision remains the same: to declutter the global culture space of old ideas about what African music is about, to dispel existing and oppressive stereotypes, and to provide more equitable access to international markets for African creatives, as well as a space for diverse voices from alternative music to connect with one another,” the organizers said in a statement.

Along with the well-known stages of Dark Star, Tropical Disco, Nyege Nyege Main Stage, Bell Club, Roots and Culture Stage, and Spirit of Uganda, this year’s festival will feature an expanded version of the Spirit of Uganda stage, which will feature music and culture from across Uganda, including food, crafts, music, and storytelling.

The artist lineup, which includes over 300 concerts, will be announced.

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