Last week the Lake of Stars Project announced City of Stars, a brand new city-based festival and arts conference in Lilongwe, taking place 27 and 28 September 2013.
The festival is described as a two-day multi-venue arts festival and conference, that will showcase the best in emerging and acclaimed talent from Malawi and beyond. So far three names have been announced:
Glasgow based DJ Auntie Flo, who fuses classic house, disco, techno and electronica alongside afrobeat, kwaito, cumbia, and South American rhythms (check out his excellent mini-album Future Rhythm Machine).
George the Poet, a 21 year old wordsmith from north-west London whose poems tackle the forgotten side of London, mixing social and political comment with humour.
And finally The Very Best, everyone’s favouite global party-soundtracking Malawian/European duo.
Tickets will be on sale from July, with more acts, as well as the venues for the festival, being announced soon. For more info on the festival head over here. Watch the video for Auntie Flo’s I Want To Blow Your Mind feat. Esa below.